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The conservative think tanks surrounding the Trump camp

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm   |   0 Comments

With every new administration comes a shift in influence among the country’s major think tanks.

A closer look at the Heritage Foundation chair

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 20, 2014 at 9:39am   |   0 Comments

While Jim DeMint has quickly become the face of the Heritage Foundation since becoming its president, the conservative group’s chairman, Thomas A. Saunders III, also bears watching.

Google casts wide net in think tank support

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2014 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Like the comprehensive search engine it aims to be, Google covers all political bases when it comes to think tank funding.

Think tanks are hardly quaking in their boots

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2013 at 11:48am   |   1 Comments

In calling on the country’s top banks to disclose their donations to think tanks, Elizabeth Warren is not the tough regulator but the kid exclaiming that the emperor has no clothes.

Republicans among Heritage Foundation’s most vocal critics

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 22, 2013 at 9:05am   |   1 Comments

“Is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn’t amount to anything anymore?”

Heritage Foundation plays politics

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 21, 2013 at 8:55am   |   0 Comments

When, precisely, did the Heritage Foundation stop functioning as a think tank?

Heritage Foundation funders

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2013 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

The Heritage Foundation, in the spotlight because of its questionable “research” on immigration, receives millions of dollars from right-leaning foundations each year.

Think tank thought-o-meter

By Muckety   |   March 27, 2013 at 12:10pm   |   0 Comments

In the think tank world, there is independent, inspired, even courageous, thought. And then there’s self-serving spin.

Replacing thought with ideology, one think tank at a time

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 9, 2012 at 9:50am   |   0 Comments

At first glimpse, Jim DeMint’s appointment to head the Heritage Foundation is “the scholarly equivalent of appointing Michael Moore to head the Brookings Institution,” Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post.

DeMint forges another connection between think tanks and Capitol Hill

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 7, 2012 at 9:28am   |   0 Comments

In announcing his move to the Heritage Foundation Thursday, Sen. Jim DeMint strengthens the already tight bonds between Congress and American think tanks.

DeMint leaving Senate to head Heritage

By Muckety   |   December 6, 2012 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina will leave the Senate next month to head the Heritage Foundation, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Conservative think tanks react to Obama’s re-election

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 7, 2012 at 2:09pm   |   2 Comments

Once again, think tanks are proving why we ought to find a new term for think tanks.

Billionaire Charles Koch is a patron of conservative causes - but out of public eye

By Carol Eisenberg   |   August 8, 2008 at 11:41am   |   12 Comments

Charles G. Koch may be the richest and most politically connected mogul you’ve never heard of.


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