Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Public Opinion and Health Reform

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 6, 2009

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama said that an "unprecedented consensus has come together behind" health-care reform...

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Obama Obsession

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, October 23, 2009

For 30 months the nation has been in the grip of a certain Obama obsession, immune to countervailing facts, unwilling to face reality, and loath to break the spell...

Analysis and Commentary

Armageddon Time

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Forbes
Friday, October 23, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson is a military historian; Robert Baer a former CIA field officer...

Analysis and Commentary

They think we’re children

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Senate must soon increase the national debt limit to above $13 trillion — and Democrats are looking for political cover...

Analysis and Commentary

Give the Money Back!

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 22, 2009

This (HT: Drudge) is the weirdest story of the year:...

Analysis and Commentary

To heal post-‘Rachel’ rift, federation needs a new policy

by Abraham D. Sofaervia JWeekly (CA)
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The ad from the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation in the Sept. 16 j. was commendable in acknowledging the egregious errors made by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival...

Interviews
Interviews

Predicting the future with the New Nostradamus

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Russia Today
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita’s work as a consultant with the CIA has earned him the name ‘The New Nostradamus’...

In the News
In the News

Support The VAT

with Robert E. Hall, Alvin Rabushkavia Forbes
Friday, October 23, 2009

A few years ago, I concluded that the magnitude of our looming fiscal problem was so enormous that higher taxes were inevitable--and that was long before the recent crisis made matters vastly worse...

In the News

The Quiet Revolution

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Times
Thursday, October 22, 2009

A few weeks ago, “Saturday Night Live” teased President Obama for delivering great speeches but not actually bringing change...

In the News

Harvard Prof: U.S. Empire in Decline

with Niall Fergusonvia NewsMax
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The United States’ growing debt burden means the American empire is on the decline while China is on the rise, says Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson...

In the News

More Oddball Tales for Freakonomics Fans

with Gary S. Beckervia Business Week
Thursday, October 22, 2009

In their second outing, economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner have gone to even greater lengths to portray themselves as wild and crazy outsiders...

In the News

Why the Copenhagen Climate Talks Will Be a Bust

via Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 22, 2009

If computer models can predict changes to the global climate, why not ask computer models to predict the outcome of global climate negotiations?...

In the News

Remembering Rose Friedman

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia Orange County Register
Thursday, October 22, 2009

I had the privilege of attending a memorial service in honor of Rose Director Friedman, held last week at Stanford's Hoover Institution...

In the News

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament commission: key facts

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), which is said to have hosted an unprecedented meeting of Iranian and Israeli officials last month, is a joint Australian-Japanese initiative...

In the News

U.N. Report Demands Repeal of Counterterrorism Laws to Promote 'Gender Equality'

with Benjamin Wittesvia Fox News
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In case you weren't sure, human gender is "changeable over time and contexts," sex slaves must not be "stigmatized" for their work, and it's important to recognize the role of "transgender and intersex individuals as stakeholders" in counterterrorism policy...