When it comes to racial inequality and criminal justice, how do we transition from moments of protest into a robust movement for change? This event--the first in a series of conversations on race in America held in collaboration with Howard University--will engage this troubling but critical question.
President Obama's 2016 budget proposal has some big wins, some major fails, and some unanswered questions. New America's experts weigh in.
Looking to the past offers important lessons about how to construct energy policy in the present - especially in Pittsburgh, says scholar Joel Tarr.
Why We May Need a Data Detox
Just because big data and evidence-based policy are the dominant ideas of our moment doesn’t make them the best way to see the big picture, says Konstantin Kakaes. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, he explains why big data can mislead us.
High-stakes testing has failed as a stand-alone measure of performance for students, teachers, schools, and districts, according to Kamenetz, but the question of useful alternatives is complicated and without an easy answer. The Test, for instance, documents the growing movement of parents who "opt out" of testing
It's great that President Obama is talking about broadband, but we need to be talking about community networks as a solution to infrastructure problems.
Why We Need a North American Passport
The United States, Mexico, and Canada have a shared destiny, say Andres Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, they explain why a North American passport may be our ticket to the future.
A North American passport would reflect the unique relationship and shared interests among our nations. In the face of growing competition from rising powers elsewhere in the world, simply taking our geography for granted and focusing our attention elsewhere is no longer a viable option.