Friday, June 30, 2023

Think Tank Quickies (#479)

  • Fitch Ratings has been talking to think tanks to help decide if the US needs a credit downgrade. 
  • House Democrats presented with messaging data from the Center for American Progress during a whip meeting.
  • Heritage Action's executive director Jessica Anderson is taking a leave of absence to lead the Sentinel Action Fund.  Ryan Walker will move up to be acting ED at Heritage Action.
  • Publisher/CEO Fred Ryan is leaving the Washington Post to head the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation's Center on Public Civility. 
  • New report from Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) finds that sanctions are often deadly and harm people's living standards in target countries.
  • Leo chef Matthew Lego last worked at the Cato Institute.
  • Michael Turner, most recently head of communications and spokesperson for the US Embassy in Beijing, has founded Turner Global Solutions and joined the Atlantic Council as a senior fellow.
  • Sean McElwee was founding executive director of Data for Progress, a progressive think tank and polling firm he co-founded in 2018.  He resigned in Dec. 2022 amidst allegations of artificially manipulating the results of polls and his close ties to accused fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried.
  • Tara DiJulio, VP and chief comms officer at GE and chief comms officer at GE Aerospace, has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) board of directors.
  • "I visited the most vilified think tank in Israel; what I discovered will surprise you."