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Think Tanked: June, 2011

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Google’s Schmidt ‘impatient’ over questions about Google Ideas

As the Google conference on de-radicalization wraps up, questions remain as to why Google is involved in the first place.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:52 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Talking with NPR about Google Ideas conference on de-radicalization

Audio of my conversation with Melissa Block of NPR’s All Things Considered about the Google Ideas Summit Against Violent Extremism.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Google Ideas enlists the help of graffiti artists

For the Summit Against Violent Extremism, Google turns to graffiti artists from Bristol to help entertain, but maybe they could just help.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:16 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Google Ideas conference speaker talks about leaving the skinheads

T.J. Leyden discusses his life in and out of the neo-Nazi movement.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:48 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 AM ET, 06/28/2011

AM Briefing: 6/28/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, TSA, balancing the budget and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:11 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Day 2 schedule of Google Ideas conference on de-radicalization

The rundown on the events of day 2 of Google’s Summit Against Violent Extremism

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:42 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/27/2011

The reasons you didn’t know Google has a think tank

Until now, Google has been quiet about its think tank, Google Ideas.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Day 1 schedule of Google Ideas conference on de-radicalization

A look into the schedule of the Google Ideas conference on opening day.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 06/27/2011

AM Briefing: 6/27/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Google, Afghanistan, Tea Party and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:03 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Google Ideas introduces the Summit Against Violent Extremism

Google produces a video to introduce the Google Ideas conference on de-radicalization in Dublin.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Google gathers former extremists in Dublin and I’m covering

Google’s new think tank is gathering 80 former extremists to figure out how to facilitate de-radicalization, and Think Tanked’s Allen McDuffee will be there to cover it.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:50 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 06/24/2011

AM Briefing: 6/24/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, SPR, Libya, Romney and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:13 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/23/2011

From the file cabinet: CSIS after 50 years

The Center for Strategic and International Studies looks back on 50 years in the think tank business.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 06/23/2011

AM Briefing 6/23/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, vouchers, teacher training and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:31 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/22/2011

CSIS talks with Gen. James Jones about the challenge of future Middle East leadership

Amidst the so-called Arab Spring, it’s not at all clear what leadership will look like in the Middle East and that’s a challenge for the U.S., says Gen. James L. Jones

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Think tank previews of Obama’s Afghanistan speech

The numbers of troops being pulled from Afghanistan is the wrong focus, say think tank scholars.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 06/22/2011

AM Briefing 6/22/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, Huntsman, Obama and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:22 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Brookings’ Darrell West: Time for all to invest in ‘Next Wave’ of innovation

Political and social innovation are both enhanced by the ‘Next Wave’ of innovation, so it’s best to embrace it now, argues Darrell West.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/21/2011

CSIS sends delegation to assess Japan recovery

Three months after the Japan disaster, the Center for Strategic and International Studies sends a delegation to assess the recovery efforts.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 06/21/2011

AM Briefing 6/21/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, Libya, health care, Weiner and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:37 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Heritage launches new site

The Heritage Foundation re-launches its popular Foundry blog as its own site.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 06/20/2011

AM Briefing: 6/20/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, white working class, education spending, Syria and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:59 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Inbox: What you said this week

Think Tanked’s Allen McDuffee shares what his readers said this week.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:19 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Cato’s Malou Innocent on U.S.-Pakistan relations

Following the arrests of CIA informants in Pakistan, Cato scholar Malou Innocent says it only brings out the tense nature of U.S.-Pakistan relations a little further.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 06/17/2011

AM Briefing: 6/17/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Zawahiri, the environment, Bloomberg and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:08 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/16/2011

RAND turns to the crowd for research

The RAND Corp. has come up with a systematic way of utilizing crowds for research.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Brookings’ O’Hanlon on defense cuts

Cut weapons programs, not salaries and benefits, senior fellow says.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/16/2011

AM Briefing: 6/16/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, drones, CIA, 2012 and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 06/15/2011

What Heritage gets for paying $2 million to Rush

The Heritage Foundation pays $2 million a year to get the message out on Rush Limbaugh’s show, but it’s more than advertising.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:29 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/15/2011

AM Briefing: 6/15/11

Link to the morning’s think tank news: Bachmann, immigration, Afghanistan and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Innovation can deliver global eyesight for as little as $1

Advancements in technology can help evade global health’s biggest obstacle: distribution.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:26 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/14/2011

AEI’s Fred Kagan: Why Iraqis are buying AK-47s

Iraqis are buying guns at a faster rate now than in recent years. Is it a sign the U.S. will need to stay in Iraq beyond this year?

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  06/14/2011 10:40

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 06/14/2011

AM Briefing: 6/14/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Rubio, Libya, Afghanistan, Pawlenty and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:09 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/13/2011

CFR’s James Lindsay: White House should be ‘moderately’ worried on Libya

A new poll shows that 26 percent of likely voters think the United States should continue military actions in Libya, but one scholar says that’s no warning sign.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Video: Center for American Progress on LGBT workplace discrimination

Jeff Krehely of the Center for American Progress says up to 43 percent of gay people encounter some form of mistreatment at work.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Internet in a suitcase: New America’s role in ‘shadow’ Internet and mobile phone systems for dissidents

The New America Foundation is a major developer in transportable Internet and phone systems aimed at helping dissidents in repressive countries.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 06/13/2011

AM Briefing: 6/13/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: church and state in China, Gingrich is out, congressional jokes.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:09 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/10/2011

When Nat Hentoff met Che

Cato’s Nat Hentoff met revolutionary Che Guevara once, and found him little interested in democracy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Personnel Files: Anne-Marie Slaughter rejoins New America

Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter returns to think tank board.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/10/2011

AM Briefing: 6/10/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Rand Paul, immigration, enduring dictators, gay marriage.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 06/09/2011

RAND distances itself from Iran report, author

A report by a RAND staff member stating that Iran is just two months away from nuclear capabilities is not from RAND, says think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:39 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/09/2011

AM Briefing: 6/9/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: David Addington, Afghanistan, Rick Santorum and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/08/2011

CAP on reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The Center for American Progress offers several recommendations on how the act could be reformed.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 06/08/2011

AM Briefing 6/8/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Bob Herbert, militarizing the police, green energy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:10 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Former NYT columnist Bob Herbert joins Demos

The New York-based progressive think tank, Demos, has named former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert as their newest distinguished senior fellow.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:10 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/07/2011

RAND: Deterring Iran unlikely, but opportunities exist

A new report from the RAND Corporation says that getting Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions forever is not likely, but the United States still has opportunities.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Cato makes the constitutional case for same-sex marriage (VIDEO)

Video: Cato makes the constitutional case for marriage equality.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 06/07/2011

AM Briefing: 6/7/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:08 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Heritage’s Rory Cooper honored for expanding think tank’s communication

Campaign & Elections names Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper to its Rising Stars list.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Dueling happy hours started with Heritage

A rivalry that now seems to be playing out at the bar has its roots at the Heritage Foundation.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Brookings’s Melvin Ayogu on African elections and democracy

In its weekly podcast, Brookings turns to Melvin Ayogu to discuss the difficulties in Africa’s experimentation with democracy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Cato’s Mark Calabria: The real reason Peter Diamond’s not getting on the Fed Board

Cato’s Mark Calabria writes that Diamond seems to forget that there is a serious legal obstacle to his nomination for the Fed Board.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Brookings, Urban weigh in on Washington’s dating scene

According to two think tanks, demographics aren’t helping women find dates in Washington’s already difficult dating culture.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:53 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 06/06/2011

AM Briefing: 6/6/11

Links to all the morning’s think tank news.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:10 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/03/2011

CAP’s Heather Boushey talks economic recovery on PBS NewsHour

Center for American Progress scholar Heather Boushey discusses the way forward on economic recovery.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 06/03/2011

AM Briefing: 6/3/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:17 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 06/02/2011

New America’s Steve Clemons to The Atlantic

New America Foundation’s Steve Clemons will be doing double duty at The Atlantic while remaining a senior fellow at NAF.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:23 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Milk as oil? The Obama administration re-thinks regulation

Cass Sunstein speaks on how the Obama adminsitration is re-thinking federal regulations.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Condoleezza Rice back to kick off new CSIS-Chevron project

Condoleezza Rice is back in town to kick off a new project between CSIS and Chevron to promote U.S. leadership in international development.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 06/02/2011

AM Briefing: 6/2/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Carnegie still trying to combat ‘foulest blot upon our civilization,’ 100 years later

One hundred years ago, Andrew Carnegie gave $10 million in an effort to put an end to war.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/01/2011

RAND: Pentagon provides nearly 20% of Hawaii’s economy

A new report from the RAND Corporation shows that Hawaii’s economy relies heavily on the Defense Department.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Brookings’ Rivlin: Raising the debt ceiling is more than symbolic

Contrary to some arguments in Washington, raising the debt ceiling will have a real economic impact, says founding CBO director Alice Rivlin.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Mukasey to Holder: ‘Absolutely outrageous’ to pursue CIA employees on interrogation techniques

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told The Heritage Foundation that only the agency will suffer from Holder’s decision to re-open cases on CIA employees.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:13 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Cato’s Rittgers: Time to ‘get over’ waterboarding

We’ll never know if waterboarding worked, so it’s time to “get over it,” according to one Cato scholar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 05/31/2011

AM Briefing: 5/31/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: waterboarding, race, Iran.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:01 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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