Monday, December 11, 2023

Think Tank Quickies (#488)

  • Heritage Foundation paid Ginni Thomas more than $936,000 between 2001 and 2007 (tax filings before 2001 are not available).  Clarence Thomas reported her employment at Heritage in 2011, after left-leaning activists raised questions. 
  • Mexico only has one think tank focused on foreign policy.
  • Conservative Partnership Institute: "The MAGA movement's nerve center."
  • The National Interest: Why is the Heritage Foundation embracing Viktor Orban?
  • Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the CAP IDEAS Conference/20th anniversary celebration at the LINE Hotel.
  • Heritage Foundation reversed its opposition to an Article V convention to endorse Mark Meckler and Convention of States Action (COSA) two days after Mike Johnson became House speaker.
  • "A longtime staple of the liberal Center for American Progress, [Ruy] Teixeira, 71, left last year to take a perch at the American Enterprise Institute, the bastion of pro-market conservatism.  It's an odd place for someone with a social-democratic take on the economy - but a move he said he made because he couldn't stand the cultural climate of liberal think tanks."
  • Heritage is running an ad blasting Senate Republicans for criticizing Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-AL) holds on Pentagon nominations.
  • Think tankers arming themselves amid spike in DC violence.
  • Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies: "An independent, non-profit futures think tank founded in 1969."