Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Privacy, Security, and the National Security Agency (NSA)
Analysis and Commentary

The Mail of Others

by Tod Lindbergvia The Briefing
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How big a deal is the revelation of widespread National Security Agency data mining operations directed at our European allies, or the NSA listening in on the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

US Political Parties
Analysis and Commentary

Are Independents Truly "Closet Partisans"? Some Facts about Political Independents

by Morris P. Fiorinavia The Centrist Project
Friday, January 24, 2014

We are creating a political home for moderate Americans - and electing candidates who will get stuff done.

Analysis and Commentary

War: The Gambling Man’s Game

by Kori Schakevia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 24, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

The Real Challenges to Growth

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Robert Gates and The Taint of The Insider Tell-All

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Robotics and Automation, Employment, and Aging Baby Boomers

by Kenneth Andersonvia The Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post)
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mobile, connected, supplied, and independent. Can robotics and automation supply these for aging Baby Boomers, and are they Google's self-driving cars, Apple's iPhones, Amazon's home delivery, and yet-to-emerge assistive elder-care robots? Maybe tech companies' business models are mostly about ... old people.

Analysis and Commentary

The Briefing: Secrecy and Accountability in International Justice

by Ruth Wedgwoodvia The Briefing
Thursday, January 23, 2014
In recent years, consumed by the war against al Qaeda, we have addressed secrecy and accountability in a homegrown way — concerned with information the American executive branch has kept to itself, what was shared with the Congress (though a transcript is often not made at the instance of both parties), and who should take the blame for things that go wrong.
Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen on Which Way, L.A.? (4:50)

with Bill Whalenvia KCRW
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In the News
In the News

Making California Comeback a Reality

with Hoover Institutionvia ocregister.com
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wednesday’s State of the State address by Gov. Jerry Brown was what we’ve come to expect from California’s chief executive: lucid, learned … and short on details about how the state can kick-start economic growth.