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Think Tanked: December, 2011

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Ron Paul’s foreign policy worse than Obama’s, says John Bolton

Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton says Paul’s foreign policy is cause for great concern.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Where Ron Paul and Cato split

A new report suggests libertarians are split on Ron Paul, and it has everything to do with race.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Mitt Romney? Newt Gingrich? Rick Perry? Ron Paul? Jon Huntsman? Why no decisive GOP leader in New Hampshire? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Why no decisive GOP leader in New Hampshire?

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Ron Paul’s honesty doesn’t mean he can deliver, Kim Jong Il’s inspiration and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Ron Paul’s honesty doesn’t mean he can deliver, Kim Jong Il’s inspiration and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/20/2011

CAP co-founder Sarah Rosen Wartell leaves for Urban Institute

One of the Center for American Progress founders is leaving the think tank to become president of the Urban Institute.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Former AEI president Christopher DeMuth leaves for Hudson Institute

The former president of the American Enterprise Institute switches think tanks after 25 years.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/20/2011

The death of Kim Jong Il and the unraveling of North Korea and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: The death of Kim Jong Il and the unraveling of North Korea and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Forbes’s 30 Under 30: Which think tankers made the policy list?

Forbes released its 30 Under 30 list, with two think tankers making the cut in the law and policy category.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:44 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/19/2011

U.S. withdrawal from Iraq makes Iran ‘strategic winner,’ says Robin Wright

The U.S. withdrawal from Iraq doesn’t mean the country will become an Iranian province, says Robin Wright.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Knowing Newt Gingrich, American air power, SOPA and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Knowing Newt Gingrich, American air power, SOPA and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:18 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Iraq and public opinion, enemies and allies in the Middle East and more think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on today’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Sunday talk shows (12/18/11): Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday; Meet the Press, This Week, GPS, Face the Nation and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talks shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/16/2011

The Century Foundation seeks revitalization with new chief administrative officer, Philip Li

The struggling progressive think tank hires its first ever chief administrative officer.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:32 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/16/2011

GOP debate turnaround for Romney, inventing Gingrich and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: GOP debate turnaround for Romney, inventing Gingrich and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/15/2011

When think tanks had fight songs [From the File Cabinet]

Some think tanks are on the offense and need, apparently, a fight song.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Google partners with think tanks for Google Policy Fellowship

The technology giant pushes further into the realm of public policy with a fellowship program.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Comparing Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich before GOP debate, but is it too late? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt vs. Newt, finding Huntsman, Bill of Rights Day and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Jobs through immigration reform, Reagan’s roots and other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/14/2011

It’s not Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich, needing big government and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: It’s not Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich, needing big government and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Online piracy cannot be remedied with Internet censorship, says Cato’s Julian Sanchez

Internet censorship is the wrong answer to the online piracy issue, says Cato’s Julian Sanchez.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 12/13/2011

2012 elections: AEI kicks off Election Watch 2012

The American Enterprise Institute kicks off its popular election analysis series for the 2012 season.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:12 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Newt Gingrich on his way to the presidency, income inequality and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Newt Gingrich on his way to the presidency, income inequality and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:12 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Newt Gingrich right on Palestinians as invented people, says Hoover’s Daniel Pipes

Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are an “invented” people drew criticism from the left and right, but at least one think tanker jumped to his rescue.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Why study happiness in policy?

Happiness plays a significant role in our everyday and policy decisions, says Brookings.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Newt Gingrich defends against Mitt Romney, Obama’s foreign policy and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news:Newt Gingrich defends against Mitt Romney, Obama’s foreign policy and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Confronting organized crime in Mexico plus other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 12/10/2011

Sunday talk shows (12/11/11): Meet the Press, This Week, GPS, Face the Nation and more

The rundown on the Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:33 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/09/2011

John Bolton to Newt Gingrich: Focus on nomination before secretary of state

Newt Gingrich wants John Bolton as secretary of state if he becomes the president, but Bolton says first things first.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Washington Institute honors Saad Eddin Ibrahim and Natan Sharansky with Scholar-Statesman Award

Saad Eddin Ibrahim and Natan Sharanksy receive honors for their commitment to human rights.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Mitt Romney attacking Newt Gingrich, 2012 elections and religion and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney attacking Newt Gingrich, 2012 elections and religion and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Afghanistan after 2014, Russia’s revolution 20 years later plus other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Perry, Romney and Gingrich: 2012 presidential elections and religion

Religion is playing a major role in the 2012 race thus far, but that’s nothing new, says Brookings scholar E.J. Dionne.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Occupy Wall Street, taxing the 1%, fiscal deals and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Occupy Wall Street, taxing the 1%, fiscal deals and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Social Security, mobile technology and other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/07/2011

At home with Brookings’ Strobe Talbott

Brookings’ Strobe Talbott has an unusual forum for diplomacy: his kitchen table.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Peter Bergen wins top honor in Washington Institute book prize

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy awarded $50,000 in prizes for top books on the Middle East.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Are Occupy Wall Street and corporate fat cats the same?

A new animation by Andrew Klavan says Occupy Wall Street and corporate fat cats both want the government to subsidize and bail them out.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Reviving Jon Huntsman, hopelessness in Afghanistan and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Reviving Jon Huntsman, hopelessness in Afghanistan and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:40 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Jon Huntsman reaches out to conservative online community at the Heritage Foundation to boost domestic agenda

Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman turns to the Heritage Foundation to strengthen his domestic policy agenda.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:58 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Newt Gingrich is front and center, baggage and all [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Newt Gingrich is front and center.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:18 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Hillary Clinton turns to think tankers for new Foreign Affairs Policy Board

The secretary of state will convene a new Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/05/2011

How good is your think tank etiquette?

The next time you attend a talk, be a good audience member and follow these basic rules.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Is the economy recovering? Improving employment vs. housing, the auto industry, etc.

Brookings scholar Alice Rivlin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum and National Journal’s Ron Brownstein discuss a possible recovery.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Pakistan’s future at Brookings, State of Young America at CAP, plus other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/03/2011

Sunday Talk Shows (12/4/11): Meet the Press, This Week, GPS, Face the Nation and more

The rundown on the talk shows for 12/4/11

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Google’s Jared Cohen named among 2011 ‘Top American Leaders’

Google’s Jared Cohen named among 2011 Top American Leaders.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:58 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Pakistan and the U.S., copying China and more [AM Briefing]

The morning;s think tank news: Pakistan and the U.S., copying China and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Grover Norquist vs. Ross Douthat on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Grover Norquist and Ross Douthat debate the merits and problems of the taxpayer pledge.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Mitt Romney sounds corny, moving on Iran and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney sounds corny, moving on Iran and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Payroll tax extensions, Yemen’s awakening plus other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on today’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/30/2011

AEI’s Jim Pethokoukis makes Business Insider’s ‘50 Most Influential Political Pundits’ list

Business Insider names the 50 most influential political pundits.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/30/2011

It’s still the economy, stupid; Obama 101 and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: It’s still the economy, stupid; Obama 101 and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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