When Newt Gingrich lost power, Condi Rice as VP talk continues and more [AM Briefing]

Newt Gingrich: “I write this now because of my concern for national security and our power grid, which are susceptible to doomsday-level damage if hit by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strike or a major solar storm.” (Washington Post)

Politico’s Arena asks: Would Condoleezza Rice be a strong ticket-mate for Romney? What strengths or weaknesses would she bring? CAP’s Daniella Gibbs Leger says no Condi.

AEI’s Roger Bate: Medicine that is more placebo than cure. (Washington Post)

GOP Rep. on sexual assault at Air Force base: There’s ‘no evidence of a widespread problem.’ (Think Progress)

“Will the new Tappan Zee get built before the old one falls down? Reading the news and blogs, you’d think no. A dispute between Gov. Cuomo (a Democrat) and Westchester County Exec Rob Astorino (a Republican) could imperil the project — except that it won’t,” writes Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas. (New York Post)

AEI’s Jonah Goldberg: Tilting at the U.N. windmill. (National Review)

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 governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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