Hoover Daily Report
Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

A Truly American Scholar

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 5, 2012

James Q. Wilson was able to make students enthusiastic over prudence, while other teachers gained applause only with displays of liberalism or extremism...

Featured Commentary

Wrong Rx for the FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Monday, March 5, 2012

Proposed legislation does nothing concrete to lift regulatory obstacles for drug developers and disincentives for potential investors. It allocates $50 million for activities already underway...

Featured Commentary

Big Pharma’s Role in the Contraception Debate

by Peter Schweizervia Daily Beast
Friday, March 2, 2012

The Senate defeat of a contraception bill is just the latest sign that the politics of birth control are back in vogue. Peter Schweizer on the hidden hand: Big Pharma...

Blogs
Blogs

Traditional Bookstores and Libraries are Doomed by the Internet...

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 4, 2012

One may lament the closing of many local bookstores, post offices, and movie theatres, and the sharp decline of giants in the newspaper business like the Washington Post, but the reasons for these changes are both clear and irreversible...

Blogs

Moscow March 4: Sights and Sounds of Today's Russian Election

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Here is an account of the sights and sounds of today’s Russian Presidential election. As expected, Putin sailed to an easy victory with over 60 percent of the vote...

Blogs

A Response to Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, March 4, 2012

The purpose of a criminal proceeding against Majid Khan is not to tee up issues that Human Rights First wishes to see litigated. It is to test the government’s evidence according to fair rules and, if it satisfies stringent standards of quality, administer punishment against the defendant...

Blogs

CIA, Drones and Proxy Forces, and the Exit from Afghanistan

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Saturday, March 3, 2012

As drone warfare, targeted killing, discrete and discriminating uses of force through advanced technology become the new normal..., they will not remain in the shadows, neither will they be justified by some immediate exigency...

Blogs

Debating Stimulus and Harvard and Stanford

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, March 2, 2012

Larry Summers and I debated “Did Fiscal Stimulus Help the Economy?” at Harvard this week...here is a summary of things I said in my opening remarks...

Other Media
Other Media

Can Teachers Unions Do Education Reform?

with Terry M. Moevia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Interviews
Interviews

Calomiris on Capital Requirements, Leverage, and Financial Regulation

by Russell Robertswith Charles Calomirisvia EconTalk
Monday, March 5, 2012

Charles Calomiris of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about corporate debt, capital requirements, and financial regulation...

Interviews

John Taylor on the Larry Kudlow Show

with John B. Taylorvia Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, March 3, 2012

Also on the show is John Taylor, author of "First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring Prosperity"...

Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 2, 2012

Guests: Paul Vigna, Dow Jones; Kevin Roose, NYT; Fouad Ajami, Hoover; Brian Chen, NYT...

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 2, 2012

Guests: Steve Russolillo, WSJ; Ken Croswell, Science; Henry Miller, Hoover; Steve Lohr, NYT...