Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Think Tank Quickes (#496)

  • House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) asks NGOs, including Open Markets Institute, New America, and the Center for Digital Democracy, to preserve communications with USTR related to the agency's decision to rethink its digital trade stance.
  • The Hewlett Foundation and Omidyar Network, a pair of left-leaning philanthropies that aim to see a "post-neoliberal" economic consensus, have collectively invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the think tank American Compass. 
  • The Palantir Foundation for Defense Policies & International Affairs to hold inaugural conference in Washington, DC on May 16.
  • CFR launches RealEcon to reimagine American economic leadership.
  • Liberal watchdog group Accountable.US launches new campaign to target Heritage Foundation's Project 2025. 
  • Quincy Institute on FDD: "Why No One Should Take This Hawkish Think Tank Seriously."
  • Capital Research Center: "A right-wing investigative think tank that has portrayed American Compass as a puppet of progressive philanthropists."
  • The People's Policy Project, a left-wing think tank founded by Matt Bruenig. [The only think tank funded by tiny monthly donations.]
  • CFR tapped Millie Tran, previously at Conde Nast, as vice president and chief digital content officer.
  • Meredith Sumpter, wife of Brookings China scholar Ryan Hass, to become President and CEO of FairVote.