A few readers have written in recently asking why posting on Think Tanked has been so sporadic over the last several weeks.
No, the blog isn't shutting down or anything like that. It's actually quite the opposite. I can't share too many details right now (since none are confirmed, as of yet), but I've been negotiating with a handful of organizations to take Think Tanked in a new direction--to make it bigger, better and with a wider readership. The discussions with so many parties involved have taken a considerable amount of time and I'm afraid Think Tanked has suffered because of it.
But! I'm very excited about all of this and I can't wait to share it with you; it's just not quite there yet. I expect to make a major announcement by the end of the month. Thank you all for the support and your continued readership--I promise the wait will be worth it.
The Center for a New American Security and the RAND Corporation have each announced that Karen Elliott House, former senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company and publisher of all print editions of The Wall Street Journal, has joined boards at the think tanks. At CNAS, Elliott has become a member of the Board of Directors and at RAND she has been elected to a second term on the Board of Trustees.
“Karen possesses extraordinary expertise and decades of foreign policy experience garnered from her own reporting and from leading some of the best news outlets in the business,” said CNAS Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel Fick in a released statement. “Her insight and guidance will be invaluable to the Center and we are honored to have her join our Board.”
"We are delighted that Karen House is returning to the RAND board. As a journalist and publisher, she is dedicated to RAND's mission and its core values of quality and objectivity," said RAND CEO James A. Thomson said.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL); Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI); Marc Morial, National Urban League; Mike Murphy, Republican Strategist; E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution; Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian; Daniel Yergin, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
And the full line-up:
CBS’s Face the Nation: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
ABC’s This Week: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); Gen. James Jones, Jr. (Ret.); George Will, ABC News; Torie Clarke, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs; Paul Krugman, The New York Times; David Ignatius, The Washington Post
CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Gen. James Jones (Ret.), former National Security Adviser; Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), NRSC Chairman; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor; William Bennett, national talk radio host and CNN political contributor
CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Roger Simon, POLITICO; Dana Milbank, The Washington Post; Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle; Amy Argetsinger, The Washington Post; Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Yochi Dreazen, National Journal; Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal; Greg Ip of The Economist; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Roundtable with: Brit Hume, Fox News; Mara Liasson, NPR; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Juan Williams, Fox News
Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Billy Packer, former sportscaster for CBS Sports
NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward, The Washington Post; John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Helene Cooper, The New York Times