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Do Think Tanks Really Think?

Monday, December 10, 2012

In light of Jim DeMint's recent resignation from the U.S Senate to head the Heritage Foundation think tank we ask: what exactly is a think tank anyway? Murray Weidenbaum, professor of Business and Government at Washington University in St. Louis and author of The Competition of Ideas: The World of the Washington Think Tanks, joins us to assess the role these organizations play in the Washington ecosystem. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: 6 Degrees of Cuomo and Paladino

Monday, November 01, 2010

Social network analyst Valdis Krebs, founder and chief scientist at orgnet.com and author of the blog The Network Thinkers, has created an illustration of each of the major NY gubernatorial candidate's political networks. He discusses what the networks reveal about each candidate.

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