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Stories in the category Think tanks

Legacy system at the Council on Foreign Relations?

By Laurie Bennett

January 8, 2013 at 10:20am

Conspiracy theorists tend to regard the Council on Foreign Relations as an elite cabal on the order of the Yale secret society, Skull and Bones.

Brookings and State

By Laurie Bennett

December 26, 2012 at 9:00am

No matter who the nominee is for State Department, the Brookings Institution is likely to have skin in the game.

Replacing thought with ideology, one think tank at a time

By Laurie Bennett

December 9, 2012 at 9:50am

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

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

Think tanks we’d like to see in 2013

By Laurie Bennett

December 4, 2012 at 9:34am

Tina Fey delivered a good line at the Kennedy Center honors Sunday.

Many links between Cato and Mercatus

By Laurie Bennett

November 12, 2012 at 9:59am

Think tanks have social networks, too.

Conservative think tanks react to Obama’s re-election

By Laurie Bennett

November 7, 2012 at 2:09pm

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

Elaine Chao, the wage earner in Mitch McConnell’s household

By Laurie Bennett

September 14, 2012 at 9:56am

Few people are in greater demand in the corporate board room than Elaine Chao.

Robert Kagan, neocon listened to by both presidential candidates

By Laurie Bennett

August 27, 2012 at 2:55pm

Foreign Policy has just released a list of the 50 people with the greatest influence on the Republican Party’s positions on international relations.

Kochs vs. Cato: Kochs win

By Laurie Bennett

June 25, 2012 at 5:33pm

The Cato Institute and the Koch brothers have settled their legal battle with an agreement to replace the CEO, Ed Crane.

Romney draws on think tank expertise

By Laurie Bennett

May 23, 2012 at 10:29am

Mitt Romney is leaning heavily on several think tanks, including the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Security Policy - to advise his presidential campaign.

Koch-Cato suit lays bare another rift on the right

By Laurie Bennett

April 13, 2012 at 7:47am

FreedomWorks has gone public with its criticism of the Koch brothers’ lawsuit against the Cato Institute.

Daniel Yergin argues for the Iron Lady

By Laurie Bennett

January 29, 2012 at 11:18am

Much as some internet commentators might try, it’s not easy to assail the views of Daniel Yergin.

American Enterprise Institute: Safe house for Bush alumni

By Laurie Bennett

January 3, 2012 at 7:39am

The Cheneys can always count on a warm welcome at the American Enterprise Institute.

Bradley Foundation big funder of the right

By Laurie Bennett

November 27, 2011 at 6:59am

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has become a major driver of the conservative agenda not only in its home state of Wisconsin, but across the country.

Defense board continues strong ties to Atlantic Council

By Laurie Bennett

October 9, 2011 at 9:27am

Leon Panetta’s appointments to the Defense Policy Board last week show the direct pipeline between the board and the Atlantic Council.

Charting the charter schools funding network

By Laurie Bennett

October 6, 2011 at 9:47am

A map of the funders of the charter school movement looks much like a map of the funders of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

State Policy Network has strong connections to conservative establishment

By Laurie Bennett

April 25, 2011 at 10:59am

Organize regionally, rather than nationally, and you sometimes can build a massive power base before the opposition notices.

Koch brothers: The Medicis of libertarian politics

By Laurie Bennett

August 27, 2010 at 9:00am

The Koch brothers’ impact on Americans’ daily lives is immeasurable.

Frum becomes GOP pariah

By A. James Memmott

March 27, 2010 at 9:26am

David Frum would seem to be suffering the consequences of violating his political party’s 11th commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.”



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