Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Rule Of Law In The Regulatory State

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 7, 2015

What banker dares to speak out against the Fed, or trader against the SEC? What hospital or health insurer dares to speak out against HHS or Obamacare? What business needing environmental approval for a project dares to speak out against the EPA? What drug company dares to challenge the FDA?

Analysis and Commentary

How Trophy Hunting Can Save Lions

by Terry Anderson, Shawn Reganvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 6, 2015

The revenues support the agencies that safeguard wildlife from poachers.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Empty Chair" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, August 6, 2015

On this week's episode, Shane abandons Tamara and me and goes on vacation. His empty chair is filled by Dan Byman, who brings a large Yemeni dagger and a National Counterterrorism Center Calendar, which sparks a discussion of how to categorize terrorist acts that take place within warfare.

Analysis and Commentary

Killing The Nuke Deal Doesn’t Mean War With Iran

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Obama White House tried to invoke John Kennedy with the choice of American University as the venue for President Barack Obama to make his case for support of the Iran deal. Which made President Obama’s divisive, bitter defense of the agreement all the sadder.

Analysis and Commentary

Does Market Power Affect Optimal Worker Safety?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 6, 2015

The possibly surprising answer is "No." In an earlier post, I showed that in a free market and under certain assumptions, even workers who are poor will get what is, from their viewpoint, the optimal amount of safety.

Analysis and Commentary

Carly Fiorina Cuts Through The Clutter At First Republican Debate

by Bill Whalenvia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Thursday, August 6, 2015

To the idea that history isn’t kind to opening acts consider this: A few years ago, Taylor Swift was warming up crowds for Rascal Flatts. This summer, she’s the hottest concert ticket in America.

Bacteria on a green background
Analysis and Commentary

CDC's Approach To Legionnaire's Disease Causes Preventable Outbreaks

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, August 7, 2015

New York City is in the throes of a major outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. A hundred people have been stricken and at least ten are dead. The origin is thought to be building cooling towers in which bacteria are growing.

Kevan Harris, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, presents his research on postrevolutionary Iran
Analysis and Commentary

Summer Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes Breaks New Ground in Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, August 6, 2015

As conflicts in the Middle East have escalated across the past decade, Hoover’s Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, now in its twelfth year, has promoted interest in scholarship that addresses conditions in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. This year, three young scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies used Hoover collections for their two-week research and presented their findings to the group.

News
Analysis and Commentary

Hot Take On The GOP Debate: National Security

by Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Friday, August 7, 2015

Yes, I did watch the Republican debates so that you serious-minded defense types at War on the Rocks didn’t have slog through the two hours to know how the national security parts went. I admit there were moments when I had that 1950s horror movie reaction — as when Donald Trump doubled down on his shameful allegations of “evidence” those evil geniuses in the Mexican government were outsmarting us stupid Americans and sending criminals and rapists over the border.

Analysis and Commentary

GOP Pundits Pick Rubio, Fox As Debate Winners

by Bill Whalenvia The Hill
Friday, August 7, 2015

The raucous prime-time GOP debate on Thursday included sharp exchanges between a number of candidates seeking to break out from the crowded field. GOP front-runner Donald Trump took several tough questions, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) had a notable tussle.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen On Forum

interview with Bill Whalenvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, August 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the first GOP Presidential Debate on KQED’s Forum.

Kiron K. Skinner
Interviews

Kiron Skinner On ABC Australia’s Breakfast News

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia ABC Australia
Friday, August 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the first GOP Presidential Debate on ABC News Breakfast.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Republicans Face Off: Who Led The Pack?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hoover Institution Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the first 2016 debate of the presidential campaign. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn and Rishaad Salamat on “Asia Edge.”

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses foreign policy and the Iran deal.

Interviews

Tim Kane: Inside Today's U.S. Jobs Report

interview with Timothy Kanevia Bloomberg
Friday, August 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane gives his reaction to today's jobs report and speaks on "Market Makers."

In the News
In the News

John Kerry, George Shultz, And The Kerry Visit To Cuba

by Elliott Abrams quoting George P. Shultzvia Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Secretary of State Kerry will visit Cuba soon–on August 14. Since the opening of diplomatic relations and of the Cuban embassy in Washington, what’s been going on in Cuba? More repression.

In the News

We May As Well Learn To Love The Bomb

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Friday, August 7, 2015

The 1964 political satire movie, Dr. Strangelove had a catchy subtitle: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It was set at a time when we worried about the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union. Nowadays, we can worry about nuclear weapons in lots of scary countries.

Jeb Bush
In the News

First GOP Debate: Donald Trump Gets The Most Attention, Plus 10 Key Moments

quoting Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ten Republican candidates have wrapped up the first debate of the long campaign for the 2016 presidential election. They hit on topics including immigration, foreign policy, abortion and, of course, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

World Puzzle
In the News

Gardner, Hancock Call For Strong U.S. Role Overseas At Foreign-Policy Forum

quoting General Jim Mattisvia The Colorado Statesman
Thursday, August 6, 2015

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock may not agree on everything, but they both want to see the United States fulfill its role as a global leader, not withdraw from it.

hoover portrait
In the News

Hoover Life Celebration Aug. 8

featuring Herbert Hoovervia West Branch Times
Thursday, August 6, 2015

This year’s Life Celebration will be held in conjunction with Hoover’s Hometown Days on August 8, hosted by the Hoover Presidential Foundation at the Hoover Stage on the front lawn of the Hoover Presidential Library Museum.

In the News

Lions Are People Too

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Breitbart.com
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Charles Fourier saw the future. And it roared. The 19th-century theorist imagined a world of friendly lions, oceans made of lemonade, five new moons orbiting the planet, and the discovery of a race inhabiting that fiery ball in the sky.

Robert Conquest
In the News

Robert Conquest: Scholars Pay Tribute To Pioneering Historian

featuring Robert Conquestvia Times Higher Education (UK)
Friday, August 7, 2015

Leading academic experts on the Soviet Union have paid tribute to the poet and historian Robert Conquest, who died this week at the age of 98.