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  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • Obama transition vet joins Joule board [biodiesel/ethanol]

    01/20/2011 7:21:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | 01-18-2011 | by Kyle Alspach
    Renewable fuels developer Joule Unlimited Inc. said John Podesta, a veteran of two White House administrations, has joined its board of directors. Podesta was previously White House chief of staff under President Clinton, and more recently served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition. He is currently president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a think tank he founded in 2003. “I have seen and heard many proposals by renewable energy companies, and can unequivocally say that Joule has a technology and a system unlike any other, with industrial viability and a clear path to market within the next...
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.

    10/01/2015 2:51:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-30-15 | Matt Bruenig
    "Matt Bruenig is researcher of poverty and welfare systems at the think tank Demos." By now, it is well established that capitalism is fundamentally built upon threats of force. As libertarian philosophers Robert Nozick and Matt Zwolinski have explained, the only way to turn unowned natural resources (such as land, minerals and other goods) into privately owned property is by violently preventing all others from using them. This one-sided exclusion destroys freedom of movement and cuts many people off from the things that they need to survive.
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • Leaked:US think-tank plan on E.Ukraine suggests internment camps, executions, nationalizing property

    07/04/2014 1:38:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-4-2014 | RT
    A leaked memorandum from the RAND corporation think tank suggests that Kiev should engage in an all-out war in the eastern regions, including shutting down all communications, putting citizens in internment camps and killing all who resist. The RAND Corporation is non-profit global think tank which offers research and analysis to the US armed forces. In the shocking letter, which has been leaked by the media, the advice offers a step by step brutal guide in how to deal with the population in eastern Ukraine. ‘Military op’s advantages overweigh disadvantage’ In the first line the memorandum notes that the peace...
  • 25 Years Working For Free Markets

    10/18/2013 5:48:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/14/2013 | Joseph Lehman
    Twenty-five years ago the idea that the Mackinac Center might still be around today probably seemed about as far-fetched as predicting that the birthplace of the UAW, the cradle of organized labor and the stronghold of its national power would be a right-to-work state today. In four minutes I want to show you how our allies came together to make that victory possible. A video by Correy Burres helps tell this story. We are here in part to celebrate that success, but not as a stopping point. It’s only a milestone on the way to freedom across the board. No...
  • Conservative Think Tank - Please, While You Eat Your Turkey [vanity]

    11/21/2012 7:45:31 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2012 | Self
    This weekend you'll spend time with the family. You'll sit around the familiar scene - it's the same every year, delicious turkey, favorite football, ahhhh the pie. Perhaps you'll have a big lull in the conversation. I ask you, please remember - it's a great time to tell everyone about the Small Business Think Tank ! We need people ! ----------> Marketing people - marketing, marketing ----------> All Business Backgrounds - People who can help with Startup of a new business ----------> Accountants, Lawyers, Business Owners --- anyone, really ----------> Kids will be home from college - See if anyone...
  • Conservative Think Tank - Check out the Shop Small(R) Campaign [Vanity]

    11/20/2012 9:20:18 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/21/2012 | Self
    American Express has a Shop Small(R) campaing going on at the moment; you'll see ads all over. I just wanted to cite that as an example of the kind of advocacy the proposed think tank would do: a) a for-profit private sector initiative b) focus on general public awareness, not a particular product or business c) presents tons of possibilities in partners, goals, tie-ins, venues, media attention, etc. This is the type of advocacy program that the think tank would undertake.
  • Mission Statement for Startup Think Tank - Accepting Interested Founders, Volunteers

    11/18/2012 3:28:29 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 18 replies
    Vanity | 11/18/2012 | Self
    At the end of this is the mission statement for the think tank, for those familiar: Can you take a minute to ping all your lists and anyone you think might be remotely interested ? Please ask them to ping all their lists as well. Over the next few weeks/months I'm looking for a handful of people who would like to participate as founding organizers. Please let me know if you want to be on my list. There will be private messages regarding initial organization. Here's the message "marketing article" for first-timers, others can skip to the first post to...
  • Iran Claims Think Tank Says It Can Hit Dimona Nuclear Reactor

    10/10/2012 4:10:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iranian media say a U.S. think tank reports Tehran can strike the "Israeli nuclear complex at Dimona or the Israeli airbases without drawing the United States into a war." The state-controlled Fars News Agency reported Wednesday that “a group of U.S. presidential advisers at the Wilson Center warned that Iran could engage in at least token missile/rocket strikes against the attacker, targeting sites in Israel or U.S. facilities in the region.“ The advisers allegedly said that the Obama administration should avoid any military adventurism against Iran because it could backfire. "According to unclassified estimates, Iran probably has at least two...
  • Schwarzenegger to head think tank

    08/05/2012 1:25:59 AM PDT · by thecodont · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    As the unstoppable cyborg in "The Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger made "I'll be back" part of the national lexicon. Nearly two years after leaving California's highest elected office, he's making good on the promise in a big way. The former Republican governor, who just turned 65, told The Chronicle that he will head up the Schwarzenegger Institute for Public Policy at University of Southern California, a think tank designed to explore "post-partisan" politics and global challenges. Among the luminaries working alongside him are former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros...
  • Gingrich think tank collected millions from health-care industry ($37 million & MANDATE)

    11/18/2011 2:51:00 AM PST · by Fred · 298 replies · 2+ views
    Wapo ^ | 11/18/11 | Dan Eggen
    A think tank founded by GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich collected at least $37 million over the past eight years from major health-care companies and industry groups, offering special access to the former House speaker and other perks, according to records and interviews. The Center for Health Transformation, which opened in 2003, brought in dues of as much as $200,000 per year from insurers and other health-care firms, offering some of them “access to Newt Gingrich” and “direct Newt interaction,” according to promotional materials. The biggest funders, including firms such as AstraZeneca, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Novo Nordisk, were...
  • Diagnosis and a Remedy

    11/06/2011 6:41:41 PM PST · by Ari Bussel
    Jewish Wisdom By Ari Bussel A journalist looks around and beyond reporting asks himself: What is it that I do not see? Who is not here who should be? Why is something done in a certain manner and not another? An analyst looks at commonalities, trends and correlations. Since forecasting is an art, and given that one usually fails in forecasts since one often bases them on past behavior, analysts restrict themselves to providing a set of scenarios, from the probable to the less likely. The choice between the different scenarios is left for decision makers. A history buff studies...
  • David Frum Out At Conservative Think Tank

    03/25/2010 4:30:31 PM PDT · by crymeariver · 9 replies · 779+ views
    NPR News Blog ^ | 03/25/2010 | Frank James
    The paid services of former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum are apparently no longer required at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. Frum made headlines earlier in the week with his criticism of Republican leaders who he said had brought their party its
  • AEI Says Goodbye (Frum Let Go By conservative institute)

    03/25/2010 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Free America52 · 27 replies · 1,214+ views
    frum forum ^ | 03/25/2010 | conservative american news
    Dear Arthur, This will memorialize our conversation at lunch today. Effective immediately, my position as a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute is terminated. I appreciate the consideration that delays my emptying of my office until after my return from travel next week. Premises will be vacated no later than April 9. I have had many fruitful years at the American Enterprise Institute, and I do regret this abrupt and unexpected conclusion of our relationship. Very truly yours, David Frum
  • Plans for presidential center thrill Bushes

    11/19/2009 5:59:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Source cannot be posted, | assume 19 November 2009 (don't make me hunt for it)
    See link below. Article has a doozy of a comment by a poly sci professor at SMU and many comments to article
  • Arm Afghan Tribes, Experts Say

    11/08/2009 9:19:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 612+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | October 30,2009 | Greg Grant
    A number of experts think the U.S. should abandon its “top down” strategy of building an Afghan national army and should switch to arming and paying local tribes to fight the Taliban. Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, appearing Thursday at a Capitol Hill conference sponsored by RAND, said he closely examined former Soviet counterinsurgencies in Poland and the Ukraine. In both cases, the Soviets successfully levered small, locally recruited militia forces to successfully battle numerically superior anti-regime insurgents. He warned of the perils of trying to police xenophobic Tajiks, Uzbeks and Pahstuns with an Afghan national army. A better...
  • Hizb ut-Tahrir's Ideology Legitimizes Islamist Terror

    11/06/2009 12:18:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 501+ views
    A disturbing new report by the Centre for Social Cohesion, a British think tank, makes a strong case that Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) is not the "peaceful" Islamist group it purports to be. In a study published Monday, the center - quoting extensively from the statements and writings of HT leaders and party organs – shows that the group actually advocates hijacking planes and other forms of jihadist violence in order to annex all Muslim-majority nations and colonize non-Muslim-majority ones. Representatives of HT, which seeks to establish a global Islamic state (a Caliphate), have long claimed that they oppose violence.
  • Jordanian Brotherhood Chief Tied to Virginia Islamist Think Tank

    05/15/2009 3:24:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 252+ views
    SNIPPET: "A trustee of an Islamic think tank in Northern Virginia that is long suspected of financing terrorists is expected to become the new head of the Muslim Brotherhood's chapter in Jordan. Ishaq Farhan is expected to be named interim head of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), which is the Muslim Brotherhood's Jordanian political wing, the Jordan Times reported. The move follows the resignation of IAF directors after a leadership dispute. Farhan also is a longtime trustee of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He is listed on the organization's IRS Form 990s from at least 2005, through 2007,...