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Think Tanked: March, 2012

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Annan’s Syria deal will worsen; Supreme Court ‘Obamacare’ hearings: What’s conservative? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Annan’s Syria deal will worsen; Supreme Court ‘Obamacare’ hearings: What’s conservative?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Time’s 100 list: Will AEI’s Charles Murray make the cut?

The yearly Time 100 list brings together the most influential people in the world. Can a think tanker make it?

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/28/2012

CSIS announces new Executive Council on Development to expand U.S. role in developing economies

A new group is tasked with figuring out how the U.S. government and business can aid in the economic growth of developing countries.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/28/2012

AEI’s new multimillion dollar national security studies center

With a multimillion-dollar gift from Marilyn Ware, the American Enterprise Institute opens a new national security studies center.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Affordable Care Act’s importance vs. constitutionality; Paul Ryan budget plan as political gesture? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Affordable Care Act’s importance vs. constitutionality; No rush Paul Ryan budget plan as political gesture?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Vali Nasr, Middle East expert, named new SAIS dean

Middle East scholar Vali Nasr makes his move from Tufts to SAIS.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Obama’s place in the Trayvon Martin tragedy, scrapping the individual mandate and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Obama’s place in the Trayvon Martin tragedy, scrapping the individual mandate and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:16 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Asia Society opens Schwartz fellowship competition

The Asia Society announces openings in its Bernard Schwartz Fellowship program.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Supreme Court hearings on health-care law: The hope is ‘the entire law falls,’ says Barrasso

As the Supreme Court begins its constitutional review of the Affordable Care Act, Sen. John Barrasso says patients get the opposite of what they want.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Supreme Court hearings as judicial activism or applying the law? Ryan Plan and debt and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Supreme Court hearings as judicial activism or applying the law? Ryan Plan and debt and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/24/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (3/25/12): Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan, David Plouffe, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Republican primary voters choosing Mitt Romney, even if he’s second choice

A new report compiling Republican primary exit poll data suggests that voters may select Romney, even if he is their second choice.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:49 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, American Enterprise Institute

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Former Medicare and Medicaid head Don Berwick to CAP

Former Medicare and Medicaid chief Don Berwick heads to the Center for American Progress.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Supreme Court hearings on Affordable Care Act, the next World Bank president and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Supreme Court hearings on Affordable Care Act, the next World Bank president and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Cato announces new board members after special meeting

Following a special meeting, Cato announces new board members.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:18 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: David Koch says Crane’s strategy is ‘Rule or Ruin’

In the ongoing battle between the Koch brothers and Cato, David Koch says Crane’s strategy is ‘Rule or Ruin.’

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Paul Ryan budget plan is ‘a giveaway’ for 1%, says Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress offers a video response to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s videos for his “Path to Prosperity” plan.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Keep ‘Stand Your Ground’ after Trayvon Martin? The fate of the Paul Ryan budget plan and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Keep ‘Stand Your Ground’ after Trayvon Martin? The fate of the Paul Ryan budget plan and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Health care and the individual mandate, ending redeployments with the draft and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Health care and the individual mandate, ending redeployments with the draft and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:53 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Condoleezza Rice rejects Mitt Romney vice presidential possibility

Condoleezza Rice rejects the possibility that she be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Is the 2012 presidential election the most important one ever? Obama's poll numbers and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is the 2012 presidential election the most important one ever? Obama's poll numbers and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:58 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Test scores don’t justify cost of smaller classes, Brookings’ Chingos says

Fewer students in the classroom do not necessarily yield better results, says one Brookings scholar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Is ‘The Road We’ve Traveled’ propaganda? Is the economy anemic? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is ‘The Road We’ve Traveled’ propaganda? Is the economy anemic?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/17/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (3/18/12): Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday political talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/16/2012

How Syria deters the U.S.; Why is Ron Paul still in the race? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: How Syria deters the U.S.; Why is Ron Paul still in the race?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012

CAP names Anne Johnson as youth outreach director

The Center for American Progress names Anne Johnson to lead Campus Progress.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Does Rick Santorum hate freedom and happiness?

Of the remaining 2012 GOP candidates, libertarians find Santorum to be a “scary possibility.”

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Gas prices and the president, ‘peasants with pitchforks’ and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Gas prices and the president, ‘peasants with pitchforks’ and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Can the U.S. change Iran’s nuclear calculus?

The United States should focus on diplomacy, incentives and sanctions for Iran, says one think tank scholar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Rick Santorum’s newest wins might not matter in 2012, but could in 2016 [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Rick Santorum’s newest wins might not matter in 2012, but could in 2016.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Cato Chairman Bob Levy refutes Charles Koch’s statement

Cato Institute Chairman Bob Levy refutes the statement issued last week by Charles Koch, point-by-point.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Did Game Change help Sarah Palin’s image? Romney’s appeal to high income voters [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Did Game Change help Sarah Palin’s image? Romney’s appeal to high income voters.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/10/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (3/11/12): Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Is this really what happens in a think tank?

With the Koch brothers-Cato power struggle, Slate found itself having to explain what a think tank does.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Israel and a nuclear ban, piecemeal interventionism in Syria and Obama’s pragmatism [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Israel and a nuclear ban, piecemeal interventionism in Syria, Obama’s pragmatism and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Charles Koch releases full statement

One week after filing a lawsuit for control over the Cato Institute, Charles Koch releases a three-page statement defending the actions.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:58 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Iran and fallout from military action, Mitt Romney imposing his will on the GOP and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Iran and fallout from military action, Mitt Romney imposing his will on the GOP and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Lawfare offers $0 for logo design competition: Think tanking on the cheap

The prize for the winning design? “One Very Limited Edition Lawfare T-Shirt and some other Lawfare swag,” a founder writes.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:08 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Charles Koch Institute e-mails alumni

Responding to questions from alumni of the Charles G. Koch Institute, the organization says the Kochs are just trying to uphold Cato’s principles.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Mitt Romney’s Super Tuesday, Obama’s motivation on Iran and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney’s Super Tuesday, Obama’s motivation on Iran and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Nothing good happens at Dulles

As the battle between the Koch brothers and the Cato Institute continues, details show that the essence of the feud lies in the 2012 elections.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Is Super Tuesday really Super PAC Tuesday? The Rush-Romney connection and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is Super Tuesday really Super PAC Tuesday? The Rush-Romney connection and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:17 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Save Cato from the Koch brothers. . .on Facebook?

Pro Cato Institute activists are taking to Facebook to try to save the think tank from a lawsuit filed by the Koch brothers to gain control of the organization.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Carnegie Endowment president, Mathews, awarded Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

Jessica T. Mathews has been awarded the highest honor from the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Brookings names four fellows to study northeast Asian national security

The Brookings Institution names four new fellows to study northeast Asian national security.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Super Tuesday: Could 2012 election mismanagement kill the GOP? [AM Briefing]

The rundown on the morning’s think tank news: Super Tuesday: Could 2012 election mismanagement kill the GOP?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/03/2012

Sunday talk shows (3/4/12): Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Super Tuesday, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday political talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Russia’s elections: Putin makes U.S. enemy #1

The United States ought to be concerned about its relations with Russia ahead of Sunday’s elections.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Is this a hostile takeover? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Koch brothers vs. Cato: Is this a hostile takeover?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Cato says Koch engaged in “a hostile takeover” of the think tank

Cato president responded to the lawsuit filed yesterday by billionaires Charles and David Koch, calling the move “an attempt at a hostile takeover.”

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Koch Brothers sue Cato Institute, president

THINK TANKED | Billionaires have filed a lawsuit against the libertarian think tank they founded.

By Allen McDuffee and T.W. Farnam  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Syria can’t even count on Hamas, a post-Assad economy, avoiding a Syrian civil war and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Syria can’t even count on Hamas, a post-Assad economy, avoiding a Syrian civil war and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 02/29/2012

North Korea nuclear-food aid deal: Did the Obama administration buy the same horse for the third time?

Is the North Korea nuclear-food aid deal opening the Obama administration to criticism for buying the same horse for the third time?

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:33 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012

CAP: Why we need the Buffett Rule

Seth Hanlon of the Center for American Progress explains why we need it.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012

CSIS names Middle East expert Alterman as new Zbigniew Brzezinski chair

CSIS names Middle East expert Jon Alterman as new Zbigniew Brzezinski chair.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Allowing Iran to ‘almost’ get a nuclear bomb; Israelis don’t want unilateral action against Iran and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Allowing Iran to ‘almost’ get a nuclear bomb; Israelis don’t want unilateral action against Iran and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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