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Newt Gingrich on his way to the presidency, income inequality and more [AM Briefing]

Newt Gingrich might not only win the nomination, writes Jonah Goldberg, he might also be our next president. (LA Times)

Newt Gingrich’s tax plan would lower tax bills for most U.S. households but increase the deficit significantly unless Congress were to cut spending, according to a Tax Policy Center study. (Wall Street Journal)

He is known as the ideas guy/one-man-think-tank, but what happens when Newt Gingrich’s policy ideas come from sci-fi? (ThinkProgress)

But Frank Gaffney is here to say that Newt is right--EMP threats are real! (National Review)

How precisely do we know the degree of income inequality? (New York Times)

“Liberals often point out that public employment has been declining in 2010 and 2011, partly offsetting job growth in the private sector. They bemoan budget cuts that lead to shrinking headcounts. But then they — including President Obama — defend a public-sector collective-bargaining regime that takes non-layoff savings options off the table. If liberals really want state and local governments to be able to maintain their headcounts, they should push to end collective bargaining for public employees, not to strengthen it,” writes Manhattan Institute’s Josh Barro. (National Review)

Room for Debate asks: Is the Kremlin loosening its grip? (New York Times)

Why the attack on All-American Muslim matters. (Daily Beast)

Marc Thiessen on Amnesty International: “The group should henceforth be shunned by official Washington. Members of Congress should refuse to meet with Amnesty officials or allow them to testify on Capitol Hill. Think tanks should refuse to include them on panels or study groups. And the next Republican administration should consider them a pariah. If Amnesty wants to behave like a left-wing fringe group, it should expect to be treated as such. (Washington Post)

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


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