I’m a “criteria guy.” We are going through a hiring process at the New America Foundation, and I am one of the folks who harps a lot about establishing criteria for decisions. But I think that these criteria should be obvious to all.
Michael O’Hanlon seems to be a criteria guy as well — but Spencer Ackerman, Matthew Yglesias, Ilan Goldenberg, and Ezra Klein zap him for being opaque about how he established his roster of “benchmarks” which he has dubbed as “Brookings Benchmarks.”
All of their response commentary is great. No more needed from me.
— Steve Clemons