Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Five Lessons for Deficit Busters

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 20, 2011

A recent study of successful deficit reductions found they averaged more than $5 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes...

Analysis and Commentary

The Slow Economic Recovery

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 19, 2011

The best way to get American fiscal and other economic problems under control, and thereby “stimulate” the economy, is to institute growth oriented policies that would increase the long-term growth rate beyond the 3% average annual GDP growth rate of the past 130 years...

Analysis and Commentary

The Metaphysics of Contemporary Theft

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, June 19, 2011

The remedy to address theft would be not more government help — public assistance, social welfare, counseling — but far less, given that human nature rises to the occasion when forced to work and sinks when leisured and exempt...

Analysis and Commentary

What Allies Are Worth

by Tod Lindbergvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, June 19, 2011

There have been plenty of instances when the United States has found itself in a position of acting on its own, and this pattern will certainly continue. All the more reason, therefore, to act in consort with others when possible...

Analysis and Commentary

Just Win

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, June 19, 2011

If they want to win in 2012, conservatives need to be confident in the rightness of their beliefs and argue for them passionately as well as rationally...

Analysis and Commentary

The Hunt(sman) for Reagan Democrats?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, June 19, 2011

What should Hunstman say? That’s simple: take Reagan’s remarks from September 1, 1980, replace the “Jimmy Carter” references with “Barack Obama” and let ‘er rip...

Analysis and Commentary

What’s the Goal in Libya?

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, June 18, 2011

By committing forces in Libya on behalf of the rebels based in Cyrenaica without quite knowing who they are, what they believe in, or what kind of government they would institute upon achieving power, the NATO allies did something unprecedented in March 2011...

Analysis and Commentary

President Obama Rejected DOJ and DOD Advice, and Sided with Harold Koh, on War Powers Resolution

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, June 17, 2011

There are many things to say about this but here are a few quick reactions...

Analysis and Commentary

Turkey Gets Serious

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 17, 2011

The choices of the Turkish people and the Turkish government this week give greater hope for a maturing democratic society in Turkey...

Analysis and Commentary

Afghanistan Strategy Review, Mod 4

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, June 17, 2011

If President Obama chooses to disregard our military and civilian defense leadership's counsel on Afghanistan, he will owe them -- and us -- an explanation...

Analysis and Commentary

California in the Dark Ages

by Terry M. Moevia Liberating Learning
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

You’d think that California, the home of Silicon Valley, would be at the forefront of the movement to harness technology in boosting K-12 education. But nothing could be further from the truth...

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Spence on the John Batchelor Show

with Michael Spencevia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 18, 2011

GUESTS: Michael Spence, Carmen Reinhart, David Rose, & Brooks Barnes, NYT...

Interviews

Libya and the War Powers Resolution

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, June 17, 2011

Ten members of the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit against President Obama claiming that his actions in Libya violate the War Powers Resolution...We discuss the implications of this lawsuit and the legality of the United States' actions in Libya...

In the News
In the News

The War Against Girls

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 18, 2011
In the News

Loosening Putin’s grip

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Friday, June 17, 2011