Hoover Daily Report
Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

China's Flawed Case For One-Party Rule

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, July 24, 2011

In democracies, leaders who make bad and even disastrous decisions are punished at the ballot box...

Featured Commentary

Will Obama ever learn economics from Reagan?

by Edwin Meese IIIvia USA Today
Friday, July 22, 2011

We'd like to suggest that President Obama take a closer look at how President Reagan dealt with that "economic hardship," and how he steered the nation toward what would turn into its longest peacetime economic expansion...

Featured Commentary

Overpopulation: Don't buy 'more people, more problems'

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, July 22, 2011

For more than 40 years, climaxing around the first Earth Day, the public has been bombarded with apocalyptic tales of disaster regarding population growth...Four decades later, the world hasn't come to an end...

Blogs
Blogs

The Abysmal Recovery in Employment

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Job recovery in America has been disturbingly slow during the two years since the official end of the 2007-09 Great Recession...

Blogs

Must We Sacrifice Social Security Checks?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, July 24, 2011

The treasury secretary is fortunate that the GAO has done his work for him. Let him cut the areas of waste and duplication so that he can send out the social security checks on time...

Blogs

Our Ten-Trillion-Dollar Man

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Congressional Budget Office not long ago forecast that Barack Obama’s $1 trillion-plus annual deficits — scheduled over the next decade — would result in almost another $10 trillion in aggregate debt...

Blogs

Are short term debt limit increases unusual?

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Sunday, July 24, 2011

[President Obama] has threatened to veto a shorter term increase. How does that compare to historic practice...?

Blogs

Thoughts on Gul

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gul establishes a proposition that, in my opinion at least, should be pretty obvious: that Guantanamo habeas jurisdiction does not survive the release or transfer of the detainee from Guantanamo...

Blogs

Why the Obama-Boehner talks fell apart

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Saturday, July 23, 2011

Budget talks between President Obama and Speaker Boehner fell apart yesterday after the Speaker called the President and said he would instead negotiate directly with Senate Leaders Reid & McConnell...

Blogs

Contrary to the President, Social Security Checks Are Not At Risk

by Michael McConnellvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, July 23, 2011

He must not be consulting with his lawyers, because this attempt to scare Social Security recipients is without legal foundation...

Blogs

Thoughts on Al Alwi

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, July 23, 2011

I normally have a pretty good read on the D.C. Circuit in habeas cases. Not this time. Al Alwi, one of the decisions which Wells posted yesterday, took me rather by surprise...

Blogs

10 Ways to Improve upon the Gang of Six Social Security Framework

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 22, 2011

These are among the steps that might be taken to repair some of the damage of the initial rollout and to move in a positive direction...

Blogs

Tom Saving on the Social Security Trust Fund

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, July 22, 2011

I've been pointing out for years...that the Trust Fund is a fiction whereby one part of government owes money to another part of government. But what I had failed to do...is follow the implications of that fact...

Blogs

Economics and the English Language

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 22, 2011

The on-going drama over raising the debt ceiling in the end isn’t about economics and math...What complicates this solution is...the competing ideals and interests of various factions...

Blogs

Open Mike - July 23-34, 2011

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, July 22, 2011

Unintended consequences strike again. This time the issue involves high school athletics and the legal requirement - the famous Title IX of the Civil Rights Act forbidding discrimination on the basis of gender...

Other Media
Other Media

Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili dies

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Other Media

As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Other Media

Is There Hope for the Unemployed?

with Michael Spencevia Economix (New York Times)
Friday, July 22, 2011
Other Media

The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s

with Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Friday, July 22, 2011
Interviews
Interviews

Hennessey on the Debt Ceiling and the Budget Process

by Russell Robertswith Keith Hennesseyvia EconTalk
Monday, July 25, 2011

Keith Hennessey of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the debt ceiling and the budget process...

Interviews

Islamism with Hill and Ajami: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Fouad Ajami, Charles Hillvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 25, 2011

Fouad Ajami and Charles Hill discuss the origins of the collision of Islam and the West...