Saturday, October 19, 2019

Think Tank Quickies (#362)

  • Think tanks give support for President Trump impeachment probe. 
  • Len Blavatnik and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
  • Center for Public Integrity: Inside the shadowy think tank pushing to kick 3.1 million people off food stamps.
  • American Prospect: Washington's "freedom promoting" think tanks that ignore Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
  • Think tanks behind the climate denial movement.
  • Bruce Bartlett: Right-wing think tanks no longer deny climate change, but they argue that the free market will fix it. 
  • Jared Yates Sexton: "The Republican Party used to get its principles and strategies from DC think tanks.  Now it comes from 4chan, 8chan..."
  • Parnell Palme McGuinness: Think tanks and the death of the power of ideas.
  • India's External Affairs Minister Jaishankar's 7-day, 7-think tank blitz in DC.
  • Energy think tank accuses Conservatives in Canada of misusing their research in ad.
  • Robbie Jaeger: "Think tank is a polite way of saying a group of insiders and elites are going to start of 501c3/4 (often funded by 1%ers) and use back channel communications and funds to concoct narratives that coordinate and manipulate public perception.