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Think Tanked: January, 2012

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/30/2012

When infrastructure investment and job creation work

Infrastructure can’t be an end in and of itself for long-term gain, argues Brookings' Robert Puentes.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Newt Gingrich and the ‘dark think tank world,’ Twitter and internet freedom and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Newt Gingrich and the ‘dark think tank world,’ Twitter and internet freedom and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/28/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (1/29/12): Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Is Turkey the new home for Hamas?

If new reports are right that Hamas has a $300 million arrangement with Turkey, what does that mean for the region?

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey, Iran, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/27/2012

On the defense budget, keep the troops, not more technology; redistricting by race and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: On the defense budget, keep the troops, not more technology; redistricting by race and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/26/2012

How inequality threatens the middle class

Center for American Progress economist Heather Boushey argues that wealth inequality hurts the middle class, which has a residual impact on all Americans.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Killing the Keystone pipeline is bad for the environment too, the earth is not warming and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Killing the Keystone pipeline is bad for the environment too, the earth is not warming and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:22 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Bergsten, Peterson Institute founding director stepping down after 30 years

After 30 years, C. Fred Bergsten will step down as director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Former White House Asia expert joins CSIS

Matthew Goodman joins the Center for Strategic and International Studies after joining the Obama administration in August 2009.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/25/2012

State of the Union: Cato responds to President Obama

Mitch Daniels wasn’t the only one in front of a camera responding to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012

State of the Union as Obama’s 2012 platform? Newt Gingrich repeatedly insulted Reagan and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: State of the Union as Obama’s 2012 platform? Newt Gingrich repeatedly insulted Reagan and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Newt Gingrich is the ultimate tribute to Obama, Mitt Romney’s Bain response and more [AM Briefing]

The morning's think tank news: Newt Gingrich is the ultimate tribute to Obama, Mitt Romney’s Bain response and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/23/2012

State of the Union: Will Republicans and Democrats sit together?

For tomorrow’s State of the Union address, one think tank tries to get Republicans and Democrats to sit together.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Newt Gingrich is a GOP creation, no wonder he won his first election in 14 years and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Newt Gingrich is a GOP creation, no wonder he won his first election in 14 years and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:22 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/23/2012

The A.Q. Khan network, India’s global power, Citizens United anniversary and more [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/21/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (1/22/12): Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The rundown on the Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Former Obama China adviser named new Brookings Whitehead fellow

A former Obama China adviser inaugurates Brookings Whitehead fellowship.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:12 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Keystone a win-win-win? Mitt Romney booed in South Carolina, Russia’s drones and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Keystone a win-win-win? Mitt Romney booed in South Carolina, Russia’s drones and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 01/19/2012

South Carolina first stop on Heritage Foundation ‘Values Bus’ tour

Two prominent conservative organizations take their messages across the country in a tour bus.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:23 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 01/19/2012

The GOP, South Carolina and presidents, SOPA and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: The GOP, South Carolina and presidents, SOPA and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:14 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The Century Foundation to announce new fellows

As part of its revitalization, The Century Foundation announces five new fellows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 01/18/2012

A Mitt Romney-Condoleezza Rice ticket, if Mitt Romney were George Romney and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: A Mitt Romney-Condoleezza Rice ticket, if Mitt Romney were George Romney and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:55 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 01/17/2012

How right was Rick Perry about Turkey’s ‘Islamic terrorists’ ruling the country?

How right was Rick Perry’s ‘Islamic terrorists’ claim about Turkey?

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:57 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Teacher quality needs to go above ‘satisfactory,’ why Jon Huntsman failed and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Teacher quality needs to go above ‘satisfactory,’ why Jon Huntsman failed and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:59 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (1/15/12): Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The rundown on the Sunday talk shows for January 15, 2012.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Jay Harris joins Demos and The American Prospect

The former Mother Jones publisher switches gears and moves to the think tank -publishing hybrid world.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/13/2012

‘The Iron Lady’: How the Heritage Foundation sees Margaret Thatcher

As the Hollywood film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is released nation-wide today, the Heritage Foundation celebrates its relationship with her.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Pakistan in crisis, China’s energy investment and more [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Is the American Enterprise Institute a ‘safe house for Bush alumni?’

The American Enterprise Institute hosts many former Bush officials, but is that news?

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Mitt Romney’s path to the nomination with or without Bain and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney’s path to the nomination with or without Bain and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Iran’s extrajudicial assassinations, Obama’s defense policy and other think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on today’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 01/11/2012

U.S. funding went to Pakistani radicals, says CFR’s Ed Husain

The United States provided funding for anti-Taliban demonstrations in Pakistan, but the group turned out more radical than the U.S. thought, the AP reports.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:09 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Mitt Romney was running against ‘expected,’ but is Romney unstoppable? and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney was running against ‘expected,’ but is Romney unstoppable?

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:03 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/11/2012

New Hampshire primary results, the Arab Spring plus more think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Bolton changes mind on Ron Paul: ‘would seriously consider’ serving administration

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton says he would “seriously consider” serving a Ron Paul administration after saying his foreign policy is worse than Obama’s.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Iran’s Ahmadinejad in Latin America, Mitt Romney is ‘unelectable,’ says Jon Huntsman and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Iran’s Ahmadinejad in Latin America, Mitt Romney is ‘unelectable,’ says Jon Huntsman and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/10/2012

China and the U.S., Guantanamo forever and more think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/09/2012

CFR calls for Murrow fellowship nominees

The Council on Foreign Relations has issued a call for nominees for the prestigious Edward R. Murrow fellowship.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Mitt Romney doesn’t need to apologize for Bain, GOP candidates’ weaknesses and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: GOP candidates’ weaknesses, Mitt Romney doesn’t need to apologize for Bain and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/09/2012

International responsibility after Libya, American civic education plus more think tank events [Daybook]

The rundown on today’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (1/8/12): Republican presidential debate on Meet the Press, This Week, GPS, Face the Nation and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Recess appointments, defense cuts, Santorum’s win and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Recess appointments, defense cuts, Santorum’s win and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Colin Kahl returns to CNAS following Iraq withdrawal

The Pentagon’s point person on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq returns to defense think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Mitt Romney’s divide and conquer strategy, Santorum vs. Huntsman and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney’s divide and conquer strategy, Santorum vs. Huntsman and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Cordray appointment by Obama a ‘tyrannical abuse of power,’ says Heritage scholar

Appointment of former Ohio attorney general as head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a ‘tyrannical abuse of power’ by Obama, says Heritage scholar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Carnegie Endowment receives $11 million grant from Carnegie Corporation to expand global reach

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace receives $11 million grant to expand global reach.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Iowa caucus, Rick Santorum’s success and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Iowa caucus, Rick Santorum’s success and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Killing the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul in dead heat with Mitt Romney and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news:Killing the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul in dead heat with Mitt Romney and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:58 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Obama, Netanyahu need a joint project for better U.S.-Israel relations

Rocky relations between the U.S. and Israel means a joint project is needed, argues former negotiator.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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