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Andrea Stone

Williams Institute Told Us How Many Gay People There Are In As Data Backed Up Change | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau used its research and sought its help when the Obama administration decided to publicly report same-sex spouses for th...

Are Researchers and Policymakers Oil and Water?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Policymakers will see some researchers as timid wafflers; the researchers will view those policymakers as impulsive and shallow in their policymaking.

Think Tankers Tank on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers List

Allen McDuffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allen McDuffee

Earlier this year, the Brookings Institution's Peter Singer declared Washington's industry the "Idea Industry," largely thanks to number and strength ...

Tea Party Hypocrisy: The New Taxation Without Representation

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

If the right wins in the kind of blood bath that is predicted for the House in November, welcome to the United States of the Koch Brothers.

Charles Koch & David Koch, Billionaire Brothers, Bankroll Tea Party

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much les...

Broken Washington: The Cases of Zogby and the Brookings Institute

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

But when it comes to foreign policy, Obama deserves a big bold F. Stories of Washington's self-proclaimed experts and think tanks for hire might give us some clues.

Frank Rich Takes On The Billionaire 'Sugar Daddies' Backing The Tea Party

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. ...

Ideas in the Inter-Tubes: "Think Tanks and Netroots" NN10 Panel Summary

Progressive Ideas Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Progressive Ideas Network

At this year's Netroots Nation convention in Las Vegas, I moderated a panel called "Think Tanks and Netroots: Best Practices for Working Together."

Jason Linkins

Faisal Shahzad Conspiracy Theories: Pakistanis Finger 'Think Tanks' As Real Culprits | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While authorities in America pursue their case against alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, over in his native Pakistan it's a different story....

Shadow Elite: Why Did Military Top Brass Flout Its Own Chain of Command?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

In December, the top U.S. intelligence officer in Afghanistan bypassed traditional boundaries and used a think tank to deliver a blistering report on the state of intelligence-gathering in that country.

Huff and Puff

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

I think all these neo-con "think tank" guys deserve our sympathy. Let's help them return from Bizarro World. In case you doubt my sincerity, I have a history of trying to "give to those who take."

Green News Report -- February 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Snowpocalypse' in Washington, D.C., but snow-less in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics; Toyota...

Global Freedom Falls For Fourth Straight Year, Report Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to a report published by Washington D.C. based think-tank Freedom House, global declines in freedom have outweighed gains for the fourth yea...

The Wellspring of a New, Clear Nuclear Vision

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The field of nuclear weapons has long needed fresh perspectives. For decades there was deterrence, and then disarmament. Finally, there is a group with potential to break new ground.

Stop "Crimes Against Humanity and Geological Scandals": Give AFRICOM a Chance In Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is going out to the end of a very long limb, but contrary to the rumblings in progressive think tanks, let's suggest that AFRICOM must be given a chance in eastern Congo.

Evolution and War: Back to Basics

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

War has been part of the human condition throughout recorded and archeological history. Is war part of our nature?

Academics and Policy

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Aside from economists and scientists, very few academics have been appointed to policy positions in the Obama administration. Does the fault for this gap lie with the academy or the administration?

The Left isn't Leaving Obama -- Yet

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Pundits have criticized last week's announcements on the new bank bailout and Afghanistan. Yet, a crack up of the Democratic coalition or fracturing of the progressive movement it is not.

Obama 101

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

President Obama, like Oprah, has enormous powers of persuasion. He, like Ms. Winfrey, enjoys a position of high credibility. Credibility is in the eyes of the beholder.

Heritage Foundation: Torturing Facts, Sacrificing the Poor

Pete Aaltman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Aaltman

The Heritage Foundation celebrated a study that concludes that "higher temperatures reduce agricultural output in poor countries" and "lead to reductions in industrial output, aggregate investment, scientific research, and political stability."