Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How to Control Entitlements, Especially Medicare

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, December 16, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Lawfare Podcast Episode #52: Inside NSA, Part I—An Interview With General Counsel Rajesh De

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, December 16, 2013

Welcome to "Inside NSA: We Brought in a Recording Device So You Don't Have To"---a special series of podcast interviews of senior NSA officials that we conducted last week. As we described on Saturday, this series grew out of a dialog Bobby organized un

Analysis and Commentary

Little Learners Need Better Curriculum

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, December 16, 2013

Any gains provided by a massive new investment in preschool will quickly fade away if Mayor de Blasio doesn’t also tackle New York City’s mediocre elementary schools.

Analysis and Commentary

Book Review: The Harm in Hate Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia The Hedgehog Review
Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Review: The Harm in Hate Speech

Analysis and Commentary

Meningitis Outbreaks Call for FDA Leadership. Don't Hold Your Breath.

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Monday, December 16, 2013

There is no approved MenB vaccine in the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Kim Jong Un Copies The Playbook of Joseph Stalin In North Korea, The World's Last Stalinist State

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, December 16, 2013

  Stalin would have slapped the “Great Successor” heartily on his back for executing his “traitor-for-all-the-ages” uncle. Well done, young fellow. This young guy, Kim Jong Un, doesn’t shirk from killing his own relatives. He reminds me of myself. I did not hesitate to shoot my closest friends and the relatives [...]

Analysis and Commentary

Chris Demuth on Obamacare

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Ironic Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 15, 2013

In the old postwar, pre-Obama world, the United States accepted a 65-year burden of defeating Soviet communism. It led the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. The American fleet and overseas base

Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare's Troubles Are Only Beginning

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 15, 2013

The White House is claiming that the Healthcare.gov website is mostly fixed, that the millions of Americans whose health plans were canceled thanks to government rules may be able to keep them for another year, and that in any event these people will get better plans through O

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (19:25)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, December 16, 2013

Manny Fernandez, NYT; John Tamny, RealClearMarkets.com; Richard Epstein, Hoover.

In the News
In the News

Wally Thurman on Bees, Beekeeping, and Coase

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 16, 2013

Wally Thurman of North Carolina State University and PERC talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the world of bees, beekeepers, and the market for pollination. Thurman describes how farmers hire beekeepers to pollinate their crops and how that...

In the News

CIA Veterans Say Robert Levinson Affair May Damage Intra-Agency Co-Operation

with Amy Zegartvia Guardian (UK)
Friday, December 13, 2013

• AP: former FBI agent missing in Iran was working with CIA • Relations between analysts and operatives likely to be strained