Thursday, October 22, 2015

Measuring Obama against the great presidents... 2014 Brookings Institute

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Wikipedia - The Brookings Institution is an American think tank based on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C.,[1] USA. One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.[2][3] In the University of Pennsylvania's 2014 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, Brookings is ranked the most influential think tank in the world.[4]

Its stated mission is to "provide innovative and practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous, and cooperative international system".[1]

Brookings states that its staff "represent diverse points of view" and describes itself as non-partisan,[1][5] while the media most frequently describe Brookings as "progressive" or "left-centrist".[6][not in citation given] An academic analysis of Congressional records from 1993 to 2002 found that Brookings was referenced by conservative politicians almost as frequently as liberal politicians, earning a score of 53 on a 1–100 scale with 100 representing the most liberal score.[7] The same study found Brookings to be the most frequently cited think tank by the U.S. media and politicians.[7]


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  1. The person you say "has morphed from moderate and reasonable to a strident right wing leaning mouthpiece" would absolutely take issue with Abe Lincoln being in the #1 slot. I say Ronald Reagan is ranked WAY to high. He should be down where gwb is.

  2. Your opinion has been noted.

    Mine is Jefferson, Madison, or Washington should be 1,2, an 3. Reagan is about right, certainly nowhere near GWB.

    Opinions are like a**holes. Everybody has one.


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