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Think Tanked: July, 2011

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/29/2011

CBPP’s Jared Bernstein talks budget priorities on Maddow

Without a debt ceiling deal, only some people will get paid. Who are they?

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/29/2011

AM Briefing (7/29/11): Tea Party, McCain, Social Security and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Tea Party, McCain, Social Security and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Matt Yglesias agrees with Jimmy McMillan: ‘The Rent is Too Damn High’

Matt Yglesias seems inspired by Jimmy McMillan, but makes no mention of it.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/28/2011

AEI: Is America’s demography shifting permanently left?

A new debate asks whether U.S. demography shows the country is shifting permanently left.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/28/2011

AM Briefing (7/28/11): debt ceiling, spending addictions and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: debt ceiling, spending addictions and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Sen. John McCain slams Heritage Action over Boehner plan on Senate floor

From the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain slams Heritage Action on their opposition to the Boehner plan.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/27/2011

John Bolton on Boehner plan, 2012

All conservatives, especially those concerned with national security, should support the Boehner plan, writes John Bolton.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/27/2011

AM Briefing (7/27/11): Unemployed, Breivik, poverty, Social Security and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Breivik, unemployment, poverty, Social Security and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Hoover: the origins of the clash between Islam and the West, with Ajami and Hill

Hoover fellows Charles Hill, Fouad Ajami and Peter Robinson discuss the origins of the collision of Islam and the West.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Chicago Council names 2011 emerging leaders

As part of its mission to cultivate global leadership, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs announces its 2011 Class of Emerging Leaders.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Personnel Files: Margaret Harrell from RAND to CNAS

Military personnel expert Margaret Harrell will take on new role at the Center for a New American Security.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/26/2011

AM Briefing (7/26/11): ‘Haass Doctrine,’ BP’s $5.6 billion, debt crisis and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: ‘Haass doctrine,’ BP’s $5.6 billion, debt crisis and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/25/2011

CFR’s Elliott Abrams on 9/11, Bush’s Freedom Agenda and the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring is possible, in no small part, thanks to Bush’s Freedom Agenda, says Elliott Abrams.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Google Ideas’ former violent extremists respond to Norway attack, build ‘countermovement’ brand

Google Ideas remained silent on Friday’s attacks in Norway, but its collective of former violent extremists hasn’t.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/25/2011

National security experts ‘strongly support’ administration decision to recognize Libya opposition

National Journal’s National Security Insiders ‘strongly support’ the Obama administration's decision to formally recognize the Libyan opposition government.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 07/25/2011

AM Briefing (7/25/11): Obama, Romney, jobs, Hizbullah, Iraq and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Obama, Romney, jobs, Hizbullah, Iraq and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:56 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011

The worst president of the 20th century

CNAS fellow Tom Ricks took a poll of readers on the worst president of the 20th century.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Brookings’ Doug Elliott on the first anniversary of Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank was a gigantic bill and requires patience for the ultimate outcome of helping consumers, says Brookings fellow Doug Elliott.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Why is America so confident in Washington all of a sudden?

New polls show that while Americans are fed up with the lack of compromise on the debt, they are more confident in Washington’s ability than before.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/22/2011

AM Briefing (7/22/11): Palestine and the UN, Somalia, unemployment and more

Linnks to the morning’s think tank news: Somalia, defense budget, unemployment and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/21/2011

AEI: Debating the 2012 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is up for renewal in 2012, but can the U.S. afford it?

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011

AM Briefing (7/21/11): debt deal, Murdoch, Dodd-Frank and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: debt deal, Murdoch, Dodd-Frank and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Gov. Rick Perry turns to Doug Feith for national security

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry seems increasingly likely to run for president, he has turned to Bush administration’s national security staffers for advice.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Heritage talks with Jim DeMint about the debt ceiling

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) calls the McConnell-Reid debt ceiling plan “a cover-up” for Obama to continue spending that will “bankrupt the country.”

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Personnel Files: Nuclear expert Michael Wallace joins CSIS

The Former Constellation Energy executive, a nuclear expert, joins CSIS as senior advisor on nuclear energy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/20/2011

AM Briefing (7/20/11): British corruption, oil spills, labor and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: British corruption, oil spills, labor and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Cato on ‘cut, cap and balance’ the debt ceiling and federal spending

Cato Institute scholars Dan Mitchell and Chris Edwards evaluate the Republican plan of ‘cut, cap and balance.’

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/19/2011

RAND to host discussion on 9/11’s legacy

In what promises to be a daunting season of 10-year 9/11 retrospectives, RAND Corp. kicks off with “The Long Shadow of 9/11.”

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/19/2011

AM Briefing (7/19/11): Debt ceiling debate continues, poverty, Iran and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Iran, poverty, and more angles to the debt ceiling debate.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011

The Century Foundation names Janice Nittoli as president

Nearly a year after the think tank’s current president announced his retirement, the Century Foundation finds Janice Nittoli.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 07/18/2011

CAP: E-Verify not ready for ‘prime time’

Rep. Lamar Smith’s efforts to pass mandatory implementation of the immigration enforcement tool for all employers is too costly, says one Center for American Progress scholar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:28 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/18/2011

AM Briefing: 7/18/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Washington’s black population, GOP on war, the debt limit and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

The foreign policy community’s women retention problem

Fewer than than 30 percent of policy and leadership positions in the foreign policy community were held by women, a Council on Foreign Relations fellow has determined.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/15/2011

AM Briefing: 7/15/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Obama, McConnell, Cain and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Brookings: Green economy is improving but not in the clear

The U.S. green economy is helping every region in the country, but it still faces significant global market challenges.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 07/14/2011

AM Briefing: 7/14/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: immigration, Qaddafi, why Minnesota is running out of beer and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:08 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/13/2011

RAND: Mexican immigrants not returning home because of U.S. recession

Contrary to popular belief, Mexicans are not retuning home because of the U.S. economic downturn, according to a RAND study.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Personnel Files: Middle East expert Randa Slim joins New America

The New America Foundation picks up Randa Slim for its National Security Studies Program

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Time partners with CNAS, but is it good for journalism?

Time and the Center for a New American Security partner on a new project — an effort that raises questions about a possible conflict of interest.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 07/12/2011

AM Briefing: 7/12/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: natural security, Pawlenty, Glenn Beck and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:57 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011

New America, Google, Skype team up for a healthy Internet

The New America Foundation has teamed up with Google, Skype and other technology leaders to continually make the Internet a better place.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 07/11/2011

AM Briefing: 7/11/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Dodd-Frank, the “man-cession,” immigration and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:58 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 07/08/2011

AM Briefing: 7/8/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Michele Bachmann, defense cuts, social security and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:34 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/07/2011

AEI on how to make teacher incentives work

Key factors make teachers better in the classroom, says AEI.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 07/07/2011

AM Briefing: 7/7/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: China, debt ceiling, stimulus and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:04 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Cato’s Samples on Colbert’s SuperPAC, the FEC and Citizens United

Cato’s John Samples says the “little clown” won his case, but he’s probably done more harm than good.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Heritage poses five questions for #AskObama at Twitter town hall

Today, President Obama will take to Twitter to answer questions on jobs and the economy. The Heritage Foundation has five of their own.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 07/06/2011

AM Briefing: 7/6/11

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

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:57 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Brookings’ Greenstone: Strengthen regulations that work

Brookings’ Michael Greenstone argues that many regulations work and are effective.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Personnel Files: Obaid Younossi to head RAND Qatar office

The RAND Corporation has named Obaid Younossi to run its office in Qatar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 07/05/2011

AM Briefing 7/5/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: debt ceiling, nation building, that’s racist, Afghanistan and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:37 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Google Ideas de-radicalization departs from Dublin

Former extremists and survivors re-cap the Google de-radicalization conference in Dublin.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:04 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 06/30/2011

AM Briefing: 6/30/11

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Bachmann’s husband on homosexuals, tax policy, the military’s abortion policy and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:20 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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