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Think Tanked: August, 2011

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

CAP: Closing the gap on low income schools

The Center for American Progress says there’s a way to close the gap on low income schools.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/30/2011

AM Briefing (8/30/11): Irene, Wall Street, Quadaffi and more

The morning’s think tank news: Irene, Wall Street, Quadaffi and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/29/2011

The End of Loser Liberalism

In a new e-book, argues it’s time for progressives to get a new politics and step one is to stop believing the conservative hype.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Environmentalist Mark Van Putten joins CEIP

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace picks up Mark Van Putten for a new environmental initiative.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

AM Briefing (8/29/11): Buffett and BofA, Irene, race and voter ID cards and more

The morning’s think tank news: Buffett and BofA, Irene, race and voter ID cards and more

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

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Brookings’ Michael O’Hanlon on Libya’s tipping point

The results in Libya will be a “signature accomplishment, according to Brookings’ O’Hanlon.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011

AM Briefing (8/26/11): Libya, auctioning political access, Rick Perry and more

The morning’s think tank news: Libya, auctioning political access, Rick Perry and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/25/2011

AEI’s Nick Schulz: Washington could learn from Steve Jobs’ epic failures

Steve Jobs failed in a good way and there’s a lesson for Washington, says AEI’s Schulz.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011

AM Briefing (8/25/11): Perry’s Texas miracle, bus vs. train, EPA and more

The morning’s think tank news: Perry’s Texas miracle, bus vs. train, EPA and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Women in International Security bolsters CSIS portfolio

The Center for Strategic and International Studies welcomes Women in International Security.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Artistically inspired by libertarianism? Cato will pay you for it

The Cato Institute has a new project and they’re holding a contest for the best logo design.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 08/24/2011

AM Briefing (8/24/11): Libya, education, Medicare and more

The morning’s think tank news: Libya, education, Medicare and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:35 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/23/2011

RAND: Airport security since 9/11

Smarter security is the best way to protect airports and travelers, argues RAND’s Jack Riley.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

AM Briefing (8/23/11): making Libya stable, Russia and Iran, don’t mess with Texas and more

The morning’s think tank news: making Libya stable, Russia and Iran, don’t mess with Texas and more

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

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Rivalry between China and India will continue through 2025

India and China have unique advantages making it difficult to know which country will win the rivalry, according to a new RAND study.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/22/2011

AM Briefing (8/22/11): Afghanistan, Huntsman mocks Bachmann, gay marriage and more

The morning’s think tank news: Afghanistan, Huntsman mocks Bachmann, gay marriage and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Hoover lands at the Art Institute of Chicago

In a rare move, the Hoover Institution has loaned some of its political art posters for an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/19/2011

AM Briefing (8/19/11): Robert Kagan, California prisons, engineering food and more

The morning’s think tank news: Robert Kagan, California prisons, engineering food and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/18/2011

AEI: Are baby boomers becoming more Republican?

American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Karlyn Bowman suggest the media pay more attention to the righward shift of the baby boomers.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Personnel Files: New America adds Najam Sethi and Jugnu Mohsin to work on Pakistan

New America Foundation adds Najam Sethi and Jugnu Mohsin as senior fellows to work on Pakistan.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/18/2011

AM Briefing (8/18/11): DC dysfunction, farms and illegal labor, Obama in 2012 and more

The morning’s think tank news: DC dysfunction, farms and illegal labor, Obama in 2012 and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 08/17/2011

CSIS: How China views American power

Contrary to popular perception, China does not have the ambition to overtake the United States as a global superpower, says CSIS fellow Bonnie S. Glaser.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:49 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 08/17/2011

CFR announces 2011 Arthur Ross book award nominees

Five scholars have been nominated to receive the Council on Foreign Relations 10th annual book award.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:53 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/17/2011

AM Briefing (8/17/11): GOP and critical questions, India and aid, California and more

The morning’s think tank news: GOP and critical questions, India and aid, California and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/16/2011

AM Briefing (8/16/11): Saudis move on Syria, Bush and Perry, White House mischief

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Gingrich’s last minute attempt to recover from Iowa at Heritage

After a disappointing showing in Iowa, Gingrich attempts to recover where he’s most comfortable: a conservative think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Brookings: The education crisis in developing countries

Investing just 4% of GDP in education in developing countries can keep children out of poverty argues Brookings’ Rebecca Winthrop.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/15/2011

CNAS adds Ike Skelton, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Richard Verma to board

Ike Skelton, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Richard Verma join Center for a New American Security board.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/15/2011

AM Briefing (8/15/11): competitive Obama, higher education, GOP ideas and more

The morning’s think tank news: competitive Obama, Turkey, higher education, GOP ideas and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

NCPA: Dysfunctional health-care system is driver of perfect public policy storm

The reason for many of current U.S. difficulties is a dysfunctional health care system, says a conservative think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/12/2011

How energy efficient cars can be made affordable to the people who need it most

With programs like More Than Wheels, energy efficient cars are affordable to the people who need it most.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Demos: Republicans are no friend of big business

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Republicans are no longer helpful to big business, says Demos’ David Callahan.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

AM Briefing (8/11/11): race and HIV, the future of the U.S., Obama and business people and more

The morning’s think tank news: race and HIV, Obama and busi­ness­peo­ple, the future of the U.S. and more.

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

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011

AEI (tough) loves you

The American Enterprise Institute puts together its own summer reading list, of sorts.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011

CAP: Republicans putting mothers, children and economy at risk by cutting WIC

House Republicans voted to cut a major supplemental nutrition program for women and children, but the Center for American Progress says it’s not too late to keep it from becoming law.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/09/2011

RAND was forerunner to IBM Systems Dynamics for Smarter Cities

IBM announces that Portland is its first customer for its computational model of how to build a modern city.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Fannie and Freddie ask for $7 billion more; Could it lead to actual reform?

Fannie and Freddie ask for $7 billion more, but experts say not without real reform of the two mortgage institutions.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 08/09/2011

AM Briefing (8/9/11): S&P, market plunge, Tea Party, and more

The morning’s think tank news: S&P, market plunge, Tea Party and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:52 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/08/2011

India’s rise means it’s not interested in being U.S. junior partner

With the rise of India, the U.S. will have to recalculate its relations with the country, says Brookings’ Teresita Schaffer.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

AM Briefing (8/8/11): Israel and the Tea Party, Obama and regulation, budget, deficit and more

The morning’s think tank news: Israel and the Tea Party, Obama and regulation, budget, deficit and more.

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

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Do you need a PhD in think tank (or policy) life?

Abu Muqawama answers the question: How much education is enough in Washington?

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/05/2011

AM Briefing (8/5/11): debt deal and defense cuts, consumer spending, Paul Ryan and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: debt deal and defense cuts, consumer spending, Paul Ryan and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/04/2011

How Nat Hentoff went from the Village Voice to Cato

Fired after 50 years at the Village Voice, Nat Hentoff discusses how he got to Cato.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:43 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 08/04/2011

AM Briefing (8/4/11): Iran, judge confirmations, robbing the Pentagon and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: Iran, robbing the Pentagon, judge confirmations and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:52 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011

As violence in Syria grows, only one senator attended U.S. ambassador’s confirmation; Elliott Abrams has more questions

Only one senator showed for the confirmation hearing to ask questions, but CFR’s Elliott Abrams has 10 more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 08/03/2011

AM Briefing (8/3/11): Medicare, debt ceiling, Breivik, Turkey and more

Linkns to the morning’s think tank news: Medicare, debt ceiling, Breivik and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:20 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011

AEI’s Pletka on America’s ‘indifference’ in Syria

Obama’s inaction on Syria violates American values and national interest, says AEI scholar Danielle Pletka.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/02/2011

New America’s Nicholas Schmidle and the New Yorker bin Laden story

New America’s Nicholas Schmidle captured what happened the night bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALS in the pages of The New Yorker.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 08/02/2011

AM Briefing (8/2/11): Tea Party, Abdo, recession and more

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

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:42 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Brookings’ Meltzer on the real benefits of free trade agreements

Brookings’ Joshua Meltzer discusses the real benefits of free trade agreements.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Heritage Action condemns debt deal, urges Congress to vote ‘no’ due to ‘massive tax hikes, massive defense cuts’

The debt deal will only lead to “massive tax hikes, massive defense cuts,” says Heritage Action.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/01/2011

AM Briefing (8/1/11): debt ceiling and defense, our democracy crisis, Syria and more

Links to the morning’s think tank news: debt and defense. our democracy crisis, Syria and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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