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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:54 PM
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Is the Brookings Institution generally liberal or conservative? or
or is it fair and balanced?
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:57 PM
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1. depends on where you are coming from.
I find it pretty centrist, with a slight rightward bias. Ask a republican, and they say it's left-wing.

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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:59 PM
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3. ok, how about relative to the Heritage Foundation
or CATO or AEI?
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:47 PM
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10. to the left of Heritage and AEI; Cato is libertarian.
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arewethereyet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:58 PM
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2. I understand its neither
and not exactly fair and balanced either. They area about ideas, period.

Which kind of made Kennedy's remarks the other day sound like a rap singer at the opera.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:01 PM
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4. Richard Nixon
hated the Brookings inst. he makes mention of them several times in the Nixon tapes, the WH plumbers had planned a break in there.
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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:15 PM
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5. There was a guy on Dobbs today from Brookings
He seemed to be a little left leaning - well, maybe not exactly left leaning but he wasn't afraid to criticize the administration - which probably makes him more of a centrist. But still....so many of these think tanks are clearly in the neocon pocket that it just made me wonder.

Speaking of Dobbs, man, that guy is kicking ASS lately! I wonder how long before CNN gives him the boot :eyes:
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:22 PM
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6. definitely reTHUGlican...but not as wing-nut as 'heritage foundation'
or the 'hudson institute', which are more radically religiouly insane...

the brookings institute knows that their bread-and-butter comes from more moderate reTHUGlican fanatics...the typical cheap-labor-conservatives...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:25 PM
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7. some info on stinktanks
Here is a site that has some history on brookings and other stinktanks
http://world-information.org/wio/infostructure/10043761...
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:31 PM
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8. AEI, repub, Heritage, Repub,
there are tons of em, and sadly, the vast majority are republican.

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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:51 PM
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12. interesting; thanks!
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Waverley_Hills_Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:47 PM
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9. Brookings and RAND are the two most reputable.
These two, which started on the "right" (RAND) and "left" (Brookings), are not considered probably the most objective and non-ideological policy analyses shops. There is still a slight right/left bias in these two thinktanks, but they are both well-regarded.

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:49 PM
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11. Darth Rumsfeld
was invovled with rand, i dont know if he still is.
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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:58 PM
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13. Fairly good--centrist and academic
It doesn't come with an ideological axe like Heritage. It's not necessarily always right, but it's fairly dry and academic, but puts out some good stuff.
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:21 PM
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14. What? Academic?
In that case, its CERTAINLY LIBERAL!!!

Goddamn liburals and their academics!
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