Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Legislative Lemon

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Monday, August 24, 2009

The federal Cash for Clunkers program ends Monday--and good riddance...

Analysis and Commentary

Health care vs. health insurance

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, August 24, 2009

In this post, I asked you to respond to this question I received from a reader, Tom:...

Analysis and Commentary

Personalized Rx therapy

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, August 23, 2009

Two drug companies that jointly market a prominent cancer drug recently changed the labeling to discourage the drug's use in colon-cancer patients who have certain gene mutations, following clinical studies that showed the drug is not effective in those patients...

Analysis and Commentary

Le illusion

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, August 21, 2009

Sara Paretsky, in an article in the NYT entitled Le Treatment, described an emergency room in France and observes that rude bureaucrats in the French health system are worth putting up with, given the price:...

Analysis and Commentary

The drugs do work

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Friday, August 21, 2009

Once upon a time there was a horse that was so productive working in the field that he put all the other horses to shame...

Analysis and Commentary

Releasing Al-Megrahi Bodes Ill

by Ruth Wedgwoodvia Forbes
Friday, August 21, 2009

At every turn, Libya has probed the weakness of the West...

Interviews
Interviews

Brady on Health Care Reform, Public Opinion, and Party Politics

by Russell Roberts with David Bradyvia EconTalk
Monday, August 24, 2009

David Brady of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about American public opinion on changing the health care system...

In the News
In the News

Newly Released Documents Show Rehnquist's Private Side

with Hoover Institutionvia National Law Journal
Monday, August 24, 2009

In the dark days after he announced that he was suffering from thyroid cancer in late October 2004, Chief Justice William Rehnquist's in-box filled up with anxious notes from his colleagues...

In the News

New deficit projections pose risks to Obama's agenda

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Sunday, August 23, 2009

President Barack Obama's domestic policy proposals will face the reality of skyrocketing deficits on Tuesday when officials release two government reports projecting huge budget shortfalls over the next decade...

In the News

G-20 objectors promoting varied agendas

with Kiron K. Skinnervia Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, August 23, 2009

The G-20, an assemblage of heads of state and central bankers meeting here next month, deals with abstract billions in capital in the hopes its policies will benefit flesh-and-blood billions of people...

In the News

Too Big To Vote?

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 23, 2009

How do you run for California's top political offices when you often have failed to vote yourself and have no political experience?...

In the News

Deadline to revolutionize taxes is looming

with Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, August 22, 2009

The future of California, from education to public safety to the overall economy, may well hinge on the success or failure of an advisory group figuring out how to modernize the state's taxes: the Commission on the 21st Century Economy...

In the News

Rehnquist Papers: The Monthly Poker Game

with Hoover Institutionvia Legal Times
Friday, August 21, 2009

On Thursday, we began reporting on correspondence found in the latest batch of the papers of the late chief justice William Rehnquist released by the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University...

In the News

Big Brother Is Advertising

with Gary S. Beckervia Mercatornet
Friday, August 21, 2009

Mornings on radio in the United States are filled with advertising...

In the News

Rehnquist Papers: The Chief and Judge Hall

with Hoover Institutionvia Legal Times
Friday, August 21, 2009

Three years after the 1991 death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist's wife Nan, reports circulated -- some even reaching print in reputable publications -- that Rehnquist was dating Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit...

In the News

Letter: Unintended consequences

with Thomas Sowellvia Aspen Times
Friday, August 21, 2009

In his book “Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One,” Thomas Sowell brilliantly explains how politicians often fail to consider (or inform constituents of) the potential adverse consequences of government policies...

In the News

Students in D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Make Significant Improvements in Reading, U.S. Education Department Study Finds

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Thursday, August 20, 2009

The reading effects of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) show the largest achievement impact of any education policy program yet evaluated in a randomized control trial by the U.S. Department of Education and reveal an important trend toward increased reading gains for students the longer they remain in the program, according to the evaluation’s principal investigator, Patrick Wolf of the University of Arkansas...