Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building
Analysis and Commentary

What a Rollout

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Last week (July 7) I wrote on this blog about a newly-introduced bill  that would require policy rules for the Fed. Since then a Congressional hearing was held on the bill on July 10, Fed Chair Janet Yellen was cross-examined about it in two more Congressional hearings on July 15 and 16, and the proposal has been widely-covered in the press, social media, blogs, and opeds. And all this occurred just 6 weeks following the Centennial conference we had out here on policy rules for the Fed. What a rollout!

Analysis and Commentary

Of Spycraft and Statecraft

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Gentlemen don't read each other's mail," expounded Henry Stimson when explaining why he had closed the State Department's code-breaking office in 1929. Gentlemen no longer populate the spy business, and the United States has 16 intelligence outfits rather, than none as in the 1930s, with at least $80 billion in spending-money per year.

Latino students in class
Analysis and Commentary

Border Crisis Is Unfair, But No Surprise

by Timothy Kanevia CNN.com
Friday, July 18, 2014

Watching the flood of immigrant children from Central America seeking, and gaining, entry into the United States, one is struck by the chaos at all levels. It is a crisis, but hardly a surprise.

Analysis and Commentary

Out of One, Many

by Bill Whalenvia National Review Online
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two adjectives that best describe California politics these days: dull and non-pioneering.

The Libertarian: Audio
Analysis and Commentary

LightSquared, the FCC, and Property Rights

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 17, 2014

How Washington Put a Stop to a New Broadband Network.

Kiev, Ukraine
Analysis and Commentary

Smoking Guns: Russian Separatists Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH17; Putin Must Be Held Responsible

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Friday, July 18, 2014

Around 4:20 pm, a Malaysian 777 carrying 295 passengers and crew disappeared over east Ukrainian air space a few miles from the Russian border. It disappeared in virtually the same location as the Ukrainian military transport AN-26 shot down by a missile a few days before.

Analysis and Commentary

Inventing Freedom. How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, July 18, 2014

The fundamental incoherence of multiculturalism comes from its cultural relativism that posits no one way of life is better than another, but then singles out the West as a uniquely oppressive global villain.

Interviews
A coal miner in Donetsk, Ukraine
Interviews

Michael McFaul on News Nation

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael McFaul discussed the recent events in Ukraine on MSNBC’s News Nation.

EU and Eastern Europe Relations
Interviews

Kori Schake on The Hays Advantage (23:15)

interview with Kori Schakevia Bloomberg Radio
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Research Fellow Kori Schake discussed the recent events in Ukraine on Bloomberg Radio.

Tax cuts and reforms
Interviews

Ed Lazear on Market Makers

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg Television
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Lazear discussed the economy on Bloomberg’s Market Makers.

Protesters during the Ukraine crisis
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:27)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discussed the recent events in Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show

In the News
In the News

Mitt Romney's Former Right Hand Talks About the Future of the GOP

featuring Lanhee J. Chenvia OZY
Friday, July 18, 2014

As a 34-year-old, Lanhee Chen was already one of the most important Republicans in America. How did he become the guy Mitt Romney relied on “entirely for policy direction,” according to one adviser? By trading his three Harvard degrees for some practical campaign experience. 

Missiles
In the News

Plane Crash Pressure on West Over Ukraine

quoting Kori Schakevia Politico
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The immediate hours after the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 brought far more questions than answers.