Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

DDT for Health

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 17, 2007

The eight-year-old U.S. outbreak of West Nile virus shows no signs of abating...

Analysis and Commentary

The Burdens of General Petraeus

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, August 17, 2007

Several governments have defeated Islamic insurgencies, but usually only after about ten years, and adopting policies of summary executions and carpet bombing or shelling...

In the News
In the News

Letters to the Editor: Mortgaging the Future

with Thomas Sowellvia Colorado Springs Gazette
Friday, August 17, 2007

Syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell’s column, “Politicians escape blame for role in housing slump,” details the usual sickening role our national politicians play in so many of the economic disasters in this country...

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The hostage business

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ottawa Citizen
Friday, August 17, 2007

When bandits such as the Taliban kidnappers release a couple of hostages, as they did in Afghanistan this week, one wonders: Have they already made a deal?

In the News

Daily PE Now Mandatory For Elementary Students

with Hoover Institutionvia Local 10 (FL)
Friday, August 17, 2007

Like many fifth-graders, Mallory Greenfield can't wait for physical education class -- but it used to be just once or twice a week. Now it's going to be every day...

In the News

Presidential Candidates Respond to Seven Key National Security Questions

with George P. Shultzvia News Blaze (CA)
Friday, August 17, 2007

Council for a Livable World today released responses to seven critical questions on national security issues that were posed to all declared presidential candidates from both parties...

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Bernanke Finds Lessons in the Great Depression

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Friday, August 17, 2007

Ben Bernanke is a self-described Great Depression buff, which is a good prerequisite for his current line of work as chairman of the Federal Reserve...

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Underachieving kids: Blame lack of resources? Blame system? Or blame parents (parent)?

with Hoover Institutionvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, August 16, 2007

I recommend everyone read today's comprehensive U-T story about the new state test scores and schools chief Jack O'Connell's surprising candor about the persistent racial/ethnic gaps in test results...

In the News

A time for choosing

with Thomas Sowellvia Lewisboro Ledger (CT)
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Westchester Republicans have begun the 2007 campaign using language that will excite political insiders and turn off everyone else...

In the News

Disney Offers High School Musicals and Boozy Frat Parties

with Peter Schweizervia Cybercast News Service
Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Walt Disney Company generally elicits respect from children and adults as the media leader when it comes to traditional family entertainment...