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Reading the signs From SUruc

The Weekly Wonk

After last month’s suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey has done more in 10 days to fight ISIS than it did during the last four years. Sarabrynn Hudgins explains why Suruc is a watershed moment.

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article | July 30, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Taking Aim at Student Debt

Taking Aim at Student Debt

P.R. Lockhart

This year’s class of college graduates is the most indebted in history and there looks to be no end in sight to the onslaught of student debt. Proponents of new solutions to the crisis debated the problem at a recent event at New America.

article | July 16, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Myanmar, interrupted

Myanmar, interrupted

Brandon Tensley

Myanmar recently announced its first open general election in 25 years, but as Brandon Tensley reveals, this development may not be the landmark event for democracy that international observers are hoping for.

article | July 16, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Whither Wi-Fi?

Whither Wi-Fi?

P.R. Lockhart

Find out what a panel of experts at a recent New America event had to say about a highly anticipated FCC ruling and how it could impact the future of Wi-Fi.

article | July 02, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
The Rhetoric of the Past is Still Present

The Rhetoric of the Past is Still Present

Salamishah Tillet

Whether it's the KKK's plans to protest the removal of the Confederate flag or Donald Trump's controversial commentary on Latino men, Salamishah Tillet argues we should pay more attention to how the long history of the rhetoric around rape and race is still playing out in the present.

article | July 02, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Designing the future

Designing the future

Jason Lloyd

Good design is about more than a product. Its value lies in making products more responsive to the needs of all users to improve their lives, according to experts who spoke at a recent Future Tense event.

article | July 02, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
We May Fail

We May Fail

New America is expanding its network into California and beyond to connect social innovators and policy experts. Megan Garcia explains why risking failure to embark on this bold experiment is critical to improving government and solving public problems..