AM Briefing: 5/31/11

We’ll never know if waterboarding worked (LA Times)

Victor Davis Hanson: In 2012, Obama will campaign against Bush and play the race card (National Review)

Race shifts and Obama (LA Times)

Elliott Abrams asks, “Where was Abbas?” (The Weekly Standard)

Kurlantzick: Optimism Spells Democracy’s Decline (NPR)

Toward an Iranian oil free zone (Wall Street Journal)

Indo-U.S. relations for the future (AEI)

The truth about Arizona’s tourism (Politifact)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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