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Think Tanked
Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/07/2011

AM Briefing (9/7/11): 9/11, Romney vs. Perry, rebuilding the middle class and more

Peter Orszag has a suggestion for the supercommittee on tax reform: “Change the tax breaks that are meant to encourage people to do good things -- such as save for retirement, buy real estate, get health insurance or give to charity -- into flat-rate credits that aren’t affected by the taxpayer’s income.” (Bloomberg)

With Romney slipping in the polls, AEI’s Marc Thiessen wonders whether he has any any option but to commence the attack on Rick Perry. (Washington Post)

ThinkProgress wants to know if the best way Allen West could commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is by screening Sacrificed Survivors, “a wildly misleading documentary about the efforts to build the Park51 community center produced by the Christian Action Network.” (ThinkProgress)

Think tankers weigh in at the New York Times “Room for Debate” centered around the question: Can the middle class be rebuilt? (New York Times)

Cato’s Daniel J. Mitchell says he has four charts showing Obama is no friend of the American worker, even if he is a friend of big labor. (Cato)

Heritage’s Peter Brookes says we really don’t have al-Qaeda “on the ropes,” because the terrorist organization is increasingly decentralized and “dangerous as ever.” (New York Post)

And Hoover’s Amy Zegart says it’s premature to talks about the defeat of terrorism. (LA Times)

Cato’s Michael Tanner says Paul Krugman should be elated over the demand our latest natural disasters have created. (National Review)

Collective memory after 9/11 may be a little weak, according to Hoover’s Victor Davis Hanson. He suggests there are important aftershocks that still remain undiscussed. (National Review)

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