Thursday, July 11, 2013

WPost's Kamen Bashes "Dull" Think Tank Papers

Here is what Al Kamen of the Washington Post had to say about Members of Congress and think tank papers:
Some former members of Congress write measured op-eds and dull think-tank papers outlining the problems facing America and their possible solutions.
Instead of penning a dime-a-dozen white paper, former senator Byron Dorgan chose a more entertaining format for sounding the alarm about the vulnerabilities of the nation’s electrical system with a fast-paced new novel, “Gridlock.”

Interestingly, former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) is a Senior Fellow at the think tank Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).

The Nation just noted that Dorgan, along with former Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS), recently released an "energy blueprint" via BPC's Strategic Energy Policy Initiative.

Here is a previous Think Tank Watch post on former Members of Congress who now work at think tanks.  As of our last count, BPC has 16 Members of Congress affiliated with the think tank.