Episode

8/9 Brooke Williams: Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line

August 9, 2016

Investigative journalist and New York Times contributor Brooke Williams explains the world of Washington DC think tanks and how they influence policy. Elizabeth Warren’s critique of corporate influence of think tanks. How the Brookings Institute was enrolled in a lobbying campaign. JP Morgan Chase, global cities and Brookings. Corporate influence and lack of disclosure and how to reform think tanks.

On The Fun Half: the time George HW Bush called Jeb Bush’s kids the “little brown ones”. Jeb Bush’s son George P Bush will vote for Donald Trump. Mike Huckabee and Megyn Kelly get indignant about the press investigating Melania Trump. Where did the word cuck come from. Can Democrats ever be progressive. Donald Trump has a promise for Detroit and your calls and IMs.

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