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Think Tanked: June, 2012

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Supreme Court ‘Obamacare’ decision and the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Supreme Court ‘Obamacare’ decision and the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Taxing broccoli? ‘Obamacare’ and being sneaky in an election year

One think tank scholar says you can’t make people eat broccoli, but you can tax them if they don’t.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:42 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Supreme Court upholds health care law: Think tanks react to ‘Obamacare’ decision

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate and think tanks of all stripes have something to say.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:12 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Writing the Supreme Court decision, Scalia the politician, bankrupting California [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Writing the Supreme Court decision, Scalia the politician, bankrupting California.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:27 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Charting the Supreme Court decision on ‘Obamacare’

The American Enterprise Institute has a market-based answer for every question the Supreme Court faces on ‘Obamacare.’

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Robert B. Zoellick from World Bank to Peterson Institute

The World Bank chief ends his term and he joins a Washington think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:42 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 06/27/2012

‘Obamacare’ costs, the Muslim Brotherhood sweep of Egypt, mandatory voting and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news:‘Obamacare’ costs, the Muslim Brotherhood sweep of Egypt, mandatory voting and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:22 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/26/2012

The Koch-Cato settlement: Cato Chairman Bob Levy explains

Cato’ Bob Levy explains roots of the clash, the unusual shareholders agreement and why Cato needs to be an independent entity.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Worst case scenario bombing Iran, can the Muslim Brotherhood unite Egypt? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Worst case scenario bombing Iran, can the Muslim Brotherhood unite Egypt?

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:54 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Steve Coll stepping down from New America

New American Foundation President Steve Coll will step down this year and return to research and writing full-time.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:33 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Koch brothers, Cato Institute announce terms of settlement

The ongoing battle between the Koch brothers and the Cato Institute has come to an end.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/25/2012

More ideas, more think tankers with Fellow Friday

We need more ideas and minds in today’s political and policy climate.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Beginning ‘Obamacare’ legal battles, Russia and Assad and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Beginning ‘Obamacare’ legal battles, Russia and Assad and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 06/25/2012

CAP’s Neera Tanden on her first year as president, women in 2012 and the role of ThinkProgress

Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden discusses her first year as president, women in 2012 and the role of ThinkProgress.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:13 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 06/24/2012

Egypt’s Morsi-SCAF relations, missing ‘Obamacare,’ Fast and Furious and more [Weekend De-Briefing]

The weekend wrap-up: Morsi-SCAF relations, missing ‘Obamacare,’ Fast and Furious and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:38 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 06/23/2012

RAND’s ‘father of windsurfing,’ James Drake, dies at 83

The RAND Corporation announces that James Drake passed away this week.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:33 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Competitive Enterprise Institute files lawsuit against Obama’s consumer watchdog

The Competitive Enterprise Institute joins forces to sue Obama’s consumer watchdog group and its director.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:22 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Julian Assange’s irony, what ‘Obamacare’ does for Americans, Obama truthiness [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Julian Assange’s irony, what ‘Obamacare’ does for Americans, Obama truthiness and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:57 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Heritage’s Feulner on ‘The American Spirit’

Heritage President Ed Feulner discusses his new book.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Syria’s opposition groups are growing, but does that help the U.S.?

Syria’s opposition groups are reportedly growing, but does that help the U.S.?

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Where’s the Tea Party? The Jewish vote, the U.S. is not Greece and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Where’s the Tea Party? The Jewish vote, the U.S. is not Greece and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Jon Huntsman joins Brookings

The think tank will draw on the former GOP presidential hopeful’s China expertise and his success as Utah’s governor.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Mandatory voting in the U.S., Koch vs. Cato no more, euro lessons for the U.S. and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mandatory voting in the U.S., Koch vs. Cato no more, euro lessons for the U.S. and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:18 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Koch brothers, Cato Institute reach settlement

The ongoing battle between the Koch brothers and the Cato Institute appears to have ended.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Obama violating ‘basic separation of powers’ and ‘stiffing’ the House, says Heritage president

In an interview, Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner hits Obama, saying he’s engaged in an executive power grab.

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:09 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Foreign Policy’s Twitterati 100: Which think tankers tweet good foreign policy news?

Who’s tweeting the best foreign policy news?

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:14 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 06/19/2012

A constitutional amendment to Citizens United? Egypt’s military and the constitution [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: A constitutional amendment to Citizens United? Egypt’s military and the constitution.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:33 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 06/18/2012

John McCain says Obama should circumvent UN on Syria

Sen. John McCain says it’s time for action on Syria and the U.S. doesn’t need the United Nation for it.

By Allen McDuffee  |  05:36 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 06/18/2012

S.E. Cupp and Jonah Goldberg will judge you; AEI announces $50,000 video contest

The American Enterprise Institute announces a new $50,000 video contest to promote free enterprise.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:28 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/18/2012

India’s impending Standard & Poor’s downgrade doesn’t consider reforms, says U.S. ambassador

The U.S. ambassador to India says the ratings firm doesn’t consider other important moves the country has made.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/18/2012

If the Supreme Court strikes the individual mandate down, angry political money and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: If the individual mandate is struck down, angry political money and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/16/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (6/17/12): Mitt Romney, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, GPS and more

Mitt Romney makes his first non-Fox News Sunday talk show appearance.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Is Heritage raising millions for access to Clarence Thomas?

A new report suggests says the Heritage Foundation fundraises among wealthy donors by providing access to high profile individuals.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Greece must stay in eurozone, says CFR’s Mallaby

Everything should be done to avoid a Greek eurozone exit following Sunday’s elections, says one think tanker.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Dissolving Egypt’s parliament at the fault lines, Pakistan’s Afghanistan problem and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Dissolving Egypt’s parliament at the fault lines, Pakistan’s Afghanistan problem and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Cato wages war on ‘streetcar conspiracy’

A new report says streetcars have no redeeming qualities and are just a waste of taxpayer dollars.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/14/2012

What some lawmakers-turned-lobbyists do with their campaign funds

What some lawmaker-turned-lobbyists do with their campaign coffers.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Who does Obama listen to? Drones for all? Money in 2012 and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Who does Obama listen to? Drones for all? Money in 2012 and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:53 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Is the Europocalypse near?

Two think tankers suggest that for the European Union as we know it, the end is near.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Intel leaks and politics, it’s a ‘fine’ mess, still stay out of Syria and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Intel leaks and politics, it’s a ‘fine’ mess, still stay out of Syria and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:33 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Is Afghanistan still the ‘good war?’

President Obama once called Afghanistan the “good war,” but Cato’s Malou Innocent explains why it’s anything but that.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:18 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Heritage names Nina Owcharenko as first Wells health care fellow

The Heritage Foundation names a new fellow for health care studies.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Supreme Court abandons constitutional obligation, Romney wants fewer teacher and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Supreme Court abandons constitutional obligation, Romney wants fewer teacher and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Think tanker looks at politics of Assad’s ‘hot wife’

One think tanker says being attractive and English-speaking is enough to make Western media help Syria’s elites.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Figuring export bans into food security

More countries are implementing export bans, but what is that doing to world food security?

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Is Obama ‘doing fine’? Bolton on Syria and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is Obama ‘doing fine’? Bolton on Syria and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Sunday Talk Shows (6/10/12): Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday shows.

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

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Iran-IAEA nuclear access talks are a test for P-5+1 negotiations

Today’s negotiations on nuclear site access between Iran and the IAEA are a test for negotiations with world powers later this month.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:27 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Former senator Phil Gramm joins AEI

The former senator goes to AEI to build a comprehensive economic policy plan.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Does Obama need Bill Clinton? Obama and third parties and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Does Obama need Bill Clinton? Obama and third parties and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:54 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/08/2012

The Price of Inequality with Joseph Stiglitz, the DISCLOSE Act and more [Daybook]

The rundown on the day’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Brookings names Ernesto Talvi as new Latin America director

The Brookings Institution has named a new director for its Latin America Initiative.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:13 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Koch brothers vs. Cato: Koch brothers launch ForABetterCato.com

The Koch brothers launch their own public relations campaign with a new Web site.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/07/2012

‘Obamacare’ and a second term, Wisconsin recall and voter anger and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: ‘Obamacare’ and a second term, Wisconsin recall and voter anger and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Breitbart Awards recipients announced

The inaugural Breitbart award winners are announced.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 06/06/2012

New America Foundation brings on Kevin Carey to direct education policy program

The New American Foundation hires a new expert to lead its education program.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:22 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Is Scott Walker the American Thatcher? And does Walker pave the way for 2012? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is Scott Walker the American Thatcher? And does Walker pave the way for 2012?

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:36 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Previewing the 2012 Presidential Election, Heath in Developing Countries and more [Daybook]

The rundown on today’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Iran negotiations futile? Cyberattack alternatives and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Iran negotiations futile? Cyberattack alternatives and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Iranian nuclear crisis, Egypt’s transition, Sudan’s conflict and more [Daybook]

Iranian nuclear crisis, Egypt’s transition, Sudan’s conflict and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:45 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Mitt Romney fraught with failed Bush policies and hypocrisy, says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Appearing on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden says Mitt Romney is fraught with failed Bush policies and hypocrisy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Think tanks getting new generation of leaders, but face major new challenges

As one generation of think tank leaders steps down. a new one arises. But are they prepared for the new challenges ahead?

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:45 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Global governance and the Constitution, health in Afghanistan and more [Daybook]

The rundown on today’s think tank events.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Unions and the Obama administration, ‘First Principles’ to prosperity and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Unions and the Obama administration, ‘First Principles’ to prosperity and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Shareholders and U.S. corporations, the golden age of gas and more [Daybook]

Think Tanked Daybook: Shareholders and U.S. corporations, the golden age of gas and more

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:15 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Is your office compliant on politics in the workplace?

Especially in an election year, how compliant is your office?

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:48 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Gas prices and the presidential election, Obama super PAC shortfall and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Gas prices and the presidential election, Obama super PAC shortfall and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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