Friday, March 18, 2016

Think Tank Quickies (#209)

  • FYI: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests do not apply to think tanks.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Nobody puts think tanks on TV because nobody wants to watch them. (C-Span?)
  • Center for American Progress (CAP) released booklet highlighting ideas for the future of the global progressive movement; contributions from Bill Clinton, Justin Trudeau, and Matteo Renzi.
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) on retirement from US House offers advice: "You can get caught up in the Washington Beltway think tanks.  You've got to stay connected to your local district."
  • Lugar Center and Georgetown University release 2015 ranking of how partisan each Member of Congress is.
  • Think tankers such as Jeremy Barofsky (Brookings), John Holahan (Urban Institute), and Alex Brill (AEI) sign Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease open letter to presidential candidates.
  • The 2015 New Establishment Summit hosted by Vanity Fair in association with the Aspen Institute, brought in the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bob Iger, Elon Musk, Jared Leto, and Lena Dunham.
  • The problem with Turkey's think tanks. 
  • Book review of "How Think Tanks Shape Social Policy Development.
  • Flashback: MSNBC's Chris Hayes spars with Employment Policy Institute over think tank moniker.