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Making Safety a Market

The catastrophic numbers of deaths in car accidents aren't a foregone conclusion, writes Levi Tillemann, who argues that creating a synthetic market for safety will make our roads less deadly.

Upcoming Events

The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights in America

EVENT September 10, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Thursday September 10, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM

[u'1899 L Street NW, Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

In his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, journalist Ari Berman uses narrative history to bring to life the transformation of the country under the VRA and the counterrevolutionary efforts against it. Join New America for a discussion on the VRA as we explore the past and present conditions of voting rights in America.

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EVENT September 10, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Thursday September 10, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

[u'156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor', u'New York, NY 10010']

The next Steve Jobs is just as likely to come from Lagos, Lahore, Monterrey or Mumbai as from Silicon Valley. Join Elmira Bayrasli for a conversation on the rise of global entrepreneurship and how innovation is shifting to the other side of the world.

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Building Strong Readers in Minnesota

EVENT September 14, 2015 02:30 PM– 04:30 PM

Monday September 14, 2015

02:30 PM – 04:30 PM

[u'Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot', u'225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401']

A new brief to be released by New America’s Early Education Initiative explores Minnesota’s PreK-3rd grade education policies and the role they play in helping school districts, schools, and teachers ensure that all children are on track to reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

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All Books
in the news | August 27, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

CSMAC ASked to Look More Closely at Government Sharing of Commercial Spectru

Communications Daily 

Michael Calabrese: 

In two recent proceedings, the FCC adopted "use it or share it" provisions allowing "opportunistic access" to licensed spectrum when it's not being used, said CSMAC member Michael Calabrese, director of the Wireless Future Project at New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. “You don ...

in the news | August 27, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Dish/Sinclair Interim Carriage Mandate Averted by Coming Deal

Communications Daily

Michael Calabrese: 

Sinclair said it regretted any inconvenience to Dish subscribers. In a statement Wednesday, Michael Calabrese, director of the Wireless Future Project at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, said the FCC "needs to end these consumer blackouts by imposing a system of alternative dispute ...

article | August 27, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
The Criminal Justice Conflict

The Criminal Justice Conflict

P.R. Lockhart

A struggle is emerging between those pushing for bipartisan criminal justice reform and others who say building reform efforts around “nonviolent offenders” misses the mark. P.R. Lockhart outlines the stakes of the growing conflict.

article | August 27, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

It’s Time for CISA to go back to School : OTI grades the best, and the worst, CISA amendments

Just before they left for the August recess, Congress reached a tentative agreement to proceed on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. As part of that agreement, a series of 22 amendments were guaranteed to receive a vote when the full bill comes before the floor. We’ve dug through the amendments and put together summaries of the best… and the worst.