Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Just like Scotland, Britain needs its referendum too

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

David Cameron wants devo max for Britain in Europe. His fear of direct democracy will land us with the worst of both worlds...

Analysis and Commentary

The Last Battle of the Cold War

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vladimir Putin stands by fellow strongman Bashar Assad in Syria, lest Russians get any uppity ideas about democracy...

Analysis and Commentary

A Campaign Dictionary

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Making sense of the candidates’ strange contortions...

Analysis and Commentary

A Referendum on Obama

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Until November, divided government and contentious campaigning will most likely prevent significant policy moves. But, following the election, taxes and spending, trade policy, federalism, regulation, and defense will take a different course...

Analysis and Commentary

Are We All Peasants Now?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The U.S. is starting to feel a lot like Europe, where the peasant mindset of a limited good reigns, and the technocracy struggles to manage the economy and keep funding its redistributive social services...

Analysis and Commentary

The EU Shows the Risks of Selective Intervention

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Selective intervention is supposed to improve things. And it can do this, up to a limit. But in the real world the limit of improvement is always fuzzy...

Analysis and Commentary

Report on the Austrian Economics Conference, 1975

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Many people have written about the first Austrian economics conference, the one held in 1974. I remember it well and have many reminiscences...

Analysis and Commentary

Hunting Endangered Species

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The scimitar horned oryx...the addax...the dama gazelle...as some Texas ranches are proving, helping to bring back large numbers of these endangered species can be a profitable pastime...

Analysis and Commentary

How Many Jobs Can a Politician Create if a Politician Could Create Jobs?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Politicians can create jobs in their respective government spheres by hiring friends, relatives, and cronies. They cannot create jobs in the private or business sectors...

Analysis and Commentary

The implausibilities of Panetta’s budget

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DOD has produced a budget that cannot be implemented should any reductions beyond the 2013 topline occur...

Analysis and Commentary

The Florida Smear Campaign

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, January 30, 2012

The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party's nominee for President of the United States — and some are not letting the facts get in their way...

Interviews
Interviews

Jonathan Macey on the Daily Show

with Jonathan Maceyvia Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yale Law School professor Jonathan Macey explains why Bain Capital's executives cannot be held accountable for Dade Behring's bankruptcy under their management...

Interviews

Henry Nau on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry R. Nauvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guests: Co-Host Larry Kudlow, WABC; Sudeep Reddy, WSJ; Henry Nau, Hoover Institution...

Interviews

Kori Schake on America's Radio News Network

with Kori Schakevia America's Radio News Network - Afternoon Edition
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

[Interview begins around 54:00]...

Interviews

Restoring America's Prosperity

with John B. Taylorvia Market Wrap With Moe Ansari
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dr. John Taylor, Professor of Economics at Stanford University...

In the News
In the News

Shawcross on Terror

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Peter Berkowitz on Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad by William Shawcross...

In the News

The Laws of War, on the Ground

by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGeevia Policy Review
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How following war’s rules confers legitimacy on a fighting force...

In the News

Post-Sovereign Europe?

by Kori Schakevia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There can be no "solidarity" without a loss of national greatness...