Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

We’ll Miss You, Graham Down

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, September 5, 2014

Long before today’s education-reform movement was born, indeed long before A Nation at Risk, there was the Council for Basic Education (CBE), founded in 1956 by such notables as Jacques Barzun, Hyman Rickover, and Mortimer Smith.

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Colleges' Sexual Assault Crusade

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, September 5, 2014

If an undergraduate were accused of committing murder, no one in charge of a U.S. college or university would think of convening a committee of students, professors, and administrators to gather and analyze evidence, prosecute, adjudicate, and mete out punishment.

Analysis and Commentary

When One Debate Just Isn’t Enough

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, September 5, 2014

If “four more years” is the inevitable outcome of the California governor’s race, then why not four more debates until we put this sucker to bed?

Analysis and Commentary

Brown-Kashkari: A Scorecard

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Granted, we probably overdo it with the boxing metaphors when scoring political debates, but in this case it comes in handy in assessing Thursday night’s encounter, in Sacramento, between California Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, businessman Neel Kashkari.

Analysis and Commentary

Four More Years, Four More California Debates

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Friday, September 5, 2014

Finishing out the California governor’s debate: I have this Sacramento Bee op-ed suggesting that, as Jerry Brown campaigns for four more years, America’s nation-state merits four more debates.

Analysis and Commentary

The Disrupters

by Russell Robertsvia Politico
Friday, September 5, 2014

I’m hardly the first person to extol the virtues of the sharing economy—the latest iteration of which comes in the form of smartphone apps like Airbnb or Uber that connect people who want somewhere to stay or a ride with people willing to provide it.

Analysis and Commentary

Against the Common Core

by Williamson M. Eversvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, September 4, 2014

The new educational standards undermine our system of federalism. 

Analysis and Commentary

Vergara decision offers opportunity for teachers

by Richard Sousavia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, September 4, 2014

This month, more than 6 million students will have returned to California's public schools, as have their 300,000 teachers, the vast majority with academic tenure. All returned under the shadows of Rolf Treu and Beatriz Vergara.

Analysis and Commentary

If The Wales NATO Summit Is Business-As-Usual, Putin Will Threaten NATO Itself

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, September 4, 2014

As the NATO heads of state meet in Cardiff, Wales, Putin is engaging in his usual distractions to stave off more sanctions or worse. The day before the summit, rumors of a “peace move” between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s president, Sergo Poroshenko, began to float.

Interviews
Interviews

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (20:22)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Senior Fellow Scott Atlas discusses the NHS, global healthcare rankings, and the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
Global Image
In the News

Government Regulation Is More Harmful Than Helpful to the Environment

quoting Terry Andersonvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Last week, I said the Environmental Protection Agency has become a monster that does more harm than good. But logical people would say, "What else we got?" It's natural to assume greedy capitalists will run amok and destroy the Earth unless stopped by regulation.

In the News

Diversity Distractions

quoting Eric Hanushekvia New York Post
Thursday, September 4, 2014

This fall Teach for America welcomes its “most diverse” corps in its history, according to a recent press release, with 50 percent of its teachers identifying as people of color.

The Crusade Years, 1933–1955: Herbert Hoover’s Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era a
In the News

Let’s Make a Deal

featuring George H. Nashvia New Criterion
Friday, September 5, 2014

Vilified and ridiculed throughout the second half of his long life—he died in 1964 at the age of ninety—Herbert Hoover was a great and good man. Statesmen often find themselves required to kill, earning their reputations in part by fighting and winning wars. Hoover’s statesmanship consisted first of all in saving lives, literally by the millions.

In the News

Chris Christie Looks to Build Foreign Policy Credentials

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 4, 2014

It often seems like Gov. Chris Christie has a strong opinion on just about everything.