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Biden: Gop States Waging 'Assault' On Voting Rights | NBC News

  • By
  • Perry Bacon,
  • New America Foundation
July 24, 2014 |
Vice President Joe Biden said Republican-controlled states like Wisconsin were leading an “assault” on voting rights designed to “repress minority voting” through their passage of laws that require people to present a photo ID to vote.

Inside the U.S. Push to Keep Kurdish Oil Under Baghdad’s Watch | Defense One

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 24, 2014 |
The United Leadership, a tanker containing about one million barrels of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, has been stuck at sea for two months. The ship has been mostly anchored off the Moroccan coast, the victim of legal threats against potential buyers. It is mired in a battle between Kurdistan, intent on parlaying the sale of such oil into independence, and the US and Iraqi governments, which are just as determined to prevent that and keep Iraq whole.

Iraqi Kurdish Oil May Finally Be Freely for Sale as the US Seems to Be Dropping Its Threats | Quartz

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 24, 2014 |
The United Leadership, a tanker containing about one million barrels of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, has been stuck at sea for two months. The ship has been mostly anchored off the Moroccan coast, the victim of legal threats against potential buyers. It is mired in a battle between Kurdistan, intent on parlaying the sale of such oil into independence, and the US and Iraqi governments, which are just as determined to prevent that and keep Iraq whole.

Here’s an Effective Way to Sanction Russia, and Why It Hasn’t Happened So Far | Quartz

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 24, 2014 |
Western officials hoping to alter the behavior of Russian president Vladimir Putin are examining a lot of targets for sanctions, but analysts say one entity seems to be off the table for now—Gazprom. The natural gas behemoth spearheads Moscow’s economic and foreign policy abroad, but Europe is so reliant on its supplies that any strike against the company could harm the rest of the continent as much or more than Russia.

Bill Gates Is an Autodidact. You’re Probably Not. | Slate

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
July 23, 2014 |
Ed tech promoters need to understand how most of us learn.
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