Submitted by John Stauber on
US News & World Report observes the furious activity among Democratic Party-aligned think tanks. "With the party back in power on Capitol Hill and an open field of presidential candidates to influence, they're racing to get their ideas out in white papers, newspaper op-eds, and conferences. ... The Right is dominated by well-funded organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the Cato Institute. ... A handful of big-ticket Democratic donors has worked ... to organize the Democracy Alliance, which is financing progressive groups. ... But there are fault lines too in the Democratic idea world, most obviously on trade policy." The article concludes, "Whoever winds up as the Democratic [presidential] nominee will have the biggest role in shaping those outcomes."