Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Putin Changes Jobs – And Russia

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 9, 2008

Dmitri Medvedev was sworn in Wednesday as president of the Russian Federation in the Great Kremlin Palace...

Analysis and Commentary

Natural selection

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Enhancement" of physical and mental abilities is becoming more and more sophisticated, at least for those who can afford it...

In the News
In the News

Israel@60

with Daniel Pipesvia National Review
Friday, May 9, 2008

To mark the 60th anniversary of Israel’s founding this week, National Review Online asked a group of experts: Where is Israel going to?...

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The Word According to Tom Wolfe: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, May 9, 2008

Tom Wolfe and America?...

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Putin steps ... up?

with Michael McFaulvia Minnesota Daily (Univ. MN)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

In Casino Royale, the latest Bond film, 'M' declares, "Christ, I miss the Cold War!"...

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Al Qaeda in Iraq leader possibly arrested

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Overseas the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq is believed to be under arrest on Thursday...

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Gas-price blues: The 'Smart' answer

with Milton Friedmanvia Baltimore Sun
Thursday, May 8, 2008

It's a little-known fact that I worked my way through college pumping gas...

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Good things come to he who waits to retire

with Milton Friedmanvia Erie Times-News (PA)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dear Mr. Berko: Our friends Don and Judy told me that you gave them the following advice in 2003 to increase their Social Security income...

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From Hoover Press: Communicating with the World of Islam, Edited by A. Ross Johnson, Principal Report by George P. Shultz

with George P. Shultz, Abbas Milanivia Business Wire
Thursday, May 8, 2008

How can the United States more effectively counter terrorism, promote democracy, and improve its image in predominantly Islamic countries and communities?...

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Everything Upside Down

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Just a month ago, pundits (cf. Frank Rich’s mid-April New York Times article) were writing off the violence in Basra—especially rocket and mortar attacks on the Green Zone—as Tet, 1968...

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Bring back Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Spectator (Australia)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Judging by the world’s leading bond markets, inflation isn’t anything to worry about...

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Socialized health care ineffective policy

with Milton Friedmanvia Santa Clara (Santa Clara Univ. CA)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Socialized medicine, or universal health care as it is commonly called, has proven to be a wildly popular idea...

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The Word Was Good

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Dartblog.com
Thursday, May 8, 2008

If you have not been watching Peter Robinson’s Uncommon Knowledge in its new, non-PBS incarnation, you have made a grave error...

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Atomic tragedy

with Hoover Institutionvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Robert L. Capp collection at the Hoover Institution Archives contains ten never-before-published photographs illustrating the immediate aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing...

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Learning from Russia's Mistakes in Afghanistan

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Globalist
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

During a nine-year war, 620,000 Soviet troops served in Afghanistan...

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Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Globalist
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

On Christmas Day 1979, U.S. intelligence detected waves of Soviet military aircraft flying into Afghanistan...

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Facts on Policy

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Did you know? . . . There are 161 different types of crude oil traded on the international market...