Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

New York State Test Scores: Who to Believe?

by Diane Ravitchvia City Journal
Friday, September 28, 2007

The release of national test scores in reading and math on September 25 was an embarrassment for the New York State Education Department...

Analysis and Commentary

Learn To Love Income Inequality

by Alvin Rabushkavia New York Sun
Friday, September 28, 2007

By most measures, there's a lot to cheer about in the current economic expansion...

Analysis and Commentary

Final Reactions to Ahmadinejad

by Arnold Beichmanvia Columbia University Spectator
Friday, September 28, 2007

Reading about the Ahmadinejad controversy, I was reminded of the problem I faced as editor when it was announced that Hans Luther, the German ambassador, would lecture at the McMillan Theatre...

In the News
In the News

Pete Wilson endorses Giuliani

with Pete Wilsonvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 28, 2007

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani accepted the endorsement Thursday of former California Gov. Pete Wilson, linking the Republican presidential contender with a strong supporter of Proposition 187, the 1994 ballot initiative that still echoes among California's Latino voters...

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McCain Refreshes a Plan for League of Democracies

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Sun
Friday, September 28, 2007

In a week in which the U.N. Security Council once again demonstrated its impotence by failing to halt the massacre of monks in Burma and the U.N. General Assembly became a pretext for a strutting performance by the Iranian president, Senator McCain refreshed his ideas for a more effective international body: what he calls "the League of Democracies..."

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Al Qaeda on the ropes?

with John Abizaidvia Washington Times
Friday, September 28, 2007

Osama bin Laden "is a man on the run, from a cave, who is virtually impotent other than the tapes" he releases from time to time...

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Democracy Debate Transforms Hong Kong Election Contest

with Larry Diamondvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 28, 2007

A by-election for a Hong Kong legislative seat is turning into a face-off between two well-known former government officials who represent different approaches toward shaping this former British colony's political future...

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Unpopular Reason: Poverty exacerbated by legislation

with Milton Friedmanvia Case Western Reserve University Observer (OH)
Friday, September 28, 2007

In Cleveland, we see it all around us...

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Could deserters pay up or shut up?

with Niall Fergusonvia Scotsman
Friday, September 28, 2007

It is an ancient truism that the greatest patriots live abroad...

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Lost and Conservative? Opportunities Abound at Stanford

with Hoover Institution, John Raisianvia Stanford Review
Friday, September 28, 2007

In 2004, novelist Tom Wolfe penned the novel I am Charlotte Simmons, lambasting the binge drinking, sexually promiscuous, image-oriented culture of the typical American college campus...

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U.S.'s own rhetoric toward Iran could use taming

with John Abizaidvia Newsday
Friday, September 28, 2007

One of the most unfortunate and unhelpful aspects of the United States' approach to foreign policy dilemmas is our tendency to demonize those who oppose our interests or our views....

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Blog of the Nation - September 27th Show

with Peter Schweizervia NPR
Thursday, September 27, 2007

For our last show of the week... oh my, and for the month of September (time. it does fly) here is what we're working on today...

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Wolfgang 'Pief' Panofsky, 88; nuclear physicist pushed for Stanford's linear accelerator

with Sidney D. Drellvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wolfgang "Pief" Panofsky, the nuclear physicist and brilliant administrator who was the driving force for the creation of Stanford University's 2-mile-long linear electron accelerator, made crucial discoveries about the nature of the neutral pi meson, advised three presidents about science and was a powerful proponent of nuclear arms control, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in Los Altos, Calif...

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Hoover Distinguished Fellow George Shultz Wins Truman Medal for Economic Policy

with George P. Shultzvia Kansas City Business Journal
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hoover Distinguished Fellow and former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz will receive the Truman Medal for Economic Policy in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to economic policy formation, the Economic Club of Kansas City said Thursday...

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Famed physicist Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky dies in Los Altos

with Sidney D. Drellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, a famed physicist who explored the arcane world of sub-nuclear particles, built the pioneering Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and advised four American presidents on nuclear arms control, died of a heart attack at his home in Los Altos on Monday...