Monday, October 26, 2015

Think Tank Quickies (#195)

  • Think tanks close to the Chinese government calling for a two-child policy.
  • "America's colleges are liberal think tanks."
  • Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics, "notably scarce" on the Washington think tank circuit.
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) soon-to-be chief of staff David Hoppe has, like many lobbyists, "moved back and forth between government, think tanks, and K Street."  
  • Think tank R Street Institute: 15 Reasons Why CRS Reports Should be Public.  (One reason is "they cannot freely share their work with peers in academia and think tanks.")
  • Foreign Policy: Qatar boosts outreach to US think tanks.
  • Abdulateef Al-Mulhim: Saudi Arabia doesn't have any proper think tanks.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling for ExxonMobil probe for its funding of certain think tanks.
  • Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips on ending ban on crude oil exports: "All the universities, the think tanks have studied it.  It's good for the consumer, it's good for the country, it's good for government."
  • Brookings says end war on medical marijuana research.