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Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Child Labor’s Still Pretty Cool For Tobacco Growers

We depend on our Sunday New York Times for in-depth reporting on stuff that we may or may not care about, and on a good day we might even learn about something we had no idea we should have...

Conservative Think Tank Apologizes For Posting Image of Obama Eating KFC In Sex Chains

John Hood, president of the conservative North Carolina-based John Locke Foundation, has apologized for a very special graphic that one of his bloggers, "Hot Talk WRNN co-host Tara Servatius," included in her post for the think tank's blog this...

Conservative Conference Will Feature 100%-Bangin’ Toga Party

Are you all geared up for the upcoming State Policy Network (SPN) Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina? Bro come on! The SPN is a network of wingnut think tanks and organizations throughout the country that helps "advance a...

Famous Failure To Run George W. Bush’s Think Tank

"WASHINGTON – Former President George W. Bush took a step closer Thursday to establishing an 'action-oriented think tank' alongside his future presidential library by naming James K. Glassman, the longtime journalist and former administration official, as its founding executive...

Not Quite Thinking Up To Speed

Tuesday, September 1: Always eager to offer a positive view of mankind, the Libertarians have declared us to be greedy, lazy people who act out of self-interest with complete disregard for society at large. This, and our desire to...

Where Have All The Thinkers Gone?

FOR WHATEVER REASON, the thinkers over at the Brookings Institution have declared August to be "think free month.'" Sure it’s hot, but there’s still plenty of thinking to be done -- we have yet to reach our potential...

Socialism Got You Down? Thinking Can Help!

Monday, July 27: Have no fear, because the Heritage Foundation, courtesy of an event with know-it-all Jim DeMint, will rescue us from our decline into Socialism! Phew. Tonight, Ol' Waterloo himself explains that we can “Save Freedom” (we recommend...

Be Thankful We Have Alaska: Howard Dean Is Trying To Do Something Again

Here's your weekly think tank event roundup: Tuesday, July 21: Running for president didn't seem to pan out for Howard Dean, and neither did running the DNC. To cut his losses, Dr. Dean is focusing on a hot button issue,...

Healing the World, One Thought At a Time

Here's your weekly think tank event roundup: Monday, July 13: The National Endowment for Democracy, true to what it was put on this earth to think about, is hosting an event today that looks at how we can foster democracy in oil rich...

Bill Clinton In a Roomful of Interns: Thinking Has Never Been So Sexy

Here's your weekly think tank event roundup: Tuesday, July 8: Of all of our failing wars, the War on Drugs may be the one that we can actually manage to win --  that is, if we no longer refer to...

Thinking Is For Losers

Here's your weekly think tank event roundup: Tuesday, June 30: Some folks at the Woodrow Wilson Center are curious about what exactly the Iranian presidential elections tell us.  Well, we’re not sure the best way to phrase this, but MICHAEL...

Thinking Our Way To a Free Iran, and So Much More

Monday, June 22: Even though you can get a pretty thorough and in-depth look at what's happening in Iran via the godsend that is Twitter, the New America Foundation thought you might like to hear from the "experts" about...

Thinking Makes the World a Better Place

Wednesday, June 17: Feeling oddly confident that Cheney won’t be vindicated by a catastrophic terror attack before Independence Day? Well that’s because it’s "Protect America Month," at least according to the Heritage Foundation. (And no, we don’t think they're...

No Amount of Thinking, Even by Experts, Will Make the Interns Go Away

Tuesday, June 9: Accidentally hook up with an intern last weekend? Ouch. Later learn that he's not even 21 and that he’s living with his parents for the summer? OUCH. Well, if you’re looking to avoid the onslaught of...

Think-Tank-Palooza

Wednesday, May 20: We thought we'd lay off the Heritage Foundation this week, but because they're so stubbornly anti-any new policy, it seems as if we have no other choice. This week's "Good God if only McCain were President"...

So Much Thinking, So Little Substantitve Information

Tuesday, May 12: The week in Think-Tank Stuff starts with a new installment of “What is Obama fucking up now?" The answer? Heath care reform, according to the Heritage Foundation. At noon, Heritage thinkers will explain that access to...