Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Case of Faculty Discrimination Based on Politics

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 10, 2014

On Feb. 13 in St. Paul, Minn., the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Wagner v. Jones. The appeal is procedurally complex.

Analysis and Commentary

Sundays with Stendhal (3)

by Kenneth Andersonvia The Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post)
Monday, February 10, 2014

By 1830, would England be willing to pay for a war against another Napoleon?

Analysis and Commentary

While Putin Basks In Sochi, His Robobloggers Answer All Critics (Including an F-Word For Me)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, February 10, 2014

Putin was too clever to allow open homage to his own personality cult in the Sochi opening drama. The extravaganza’s message was clear enough: Russia deserves an orderly and strong empire and a firm hand, which – hint, hint – only a VVP can provide. Who else would stage a winter Olympics a few hundred miles from the site of bitter ethnic conflict by a breakaway region or have the audacity to build a billion dollar villa for himself nearby.

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Citizen Possibly Targeted for Drone Attack

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, February 10, 2014

Kimberly Dozier AP reports this morning that "[a]n American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, . . . and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to

Education and finance
Analysis and Commentary

Six Keys to Economic Opportunity

by Paul E. Petersonvia Washington Times
Sunday, February 9, 2014

When the president declared in his State of the Union address that "social mobility has stalled" and "our job is to reverse these trends," he overlooked six major findings from two equal-economic-opportunity studies recently released by Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues.

Analysis and Commentary

Are Government Bureaucracies Too Big?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Mulligan Interview

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

An Immigration Morality Tale

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 9, 2014

If there are executive orders overriding federal immigration law to extend amnesty to foreign nationals, without legal residence, and to continue their educations, there are also de facto all sorts of

Analysis and Commentary

The Spirit of Conservative Reform

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, February 8, 2014

American conservatism has the opportunity to become a governing majority, but it confronts a fateful choice.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen on The John Batchelor Show (11:44)

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 10, 2014

Mona Charen, NRO; Bill Whalen, Hoover; Richard Epstein, Hoover.

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (20:44)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 7, 2014

Mona Charen, NRO; Bill Whalen, Hoover; Richard Epstein, Hoover.

In the News
In the News

Paul Sabin on Ehrlich, Simon and the Bet

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 10, 2014

Paul Sabin of Yale University and author of The Bet talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book. Sabin uses the bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon--a bet over whether natural resources are getting scarcer as population...

In the News

California: GOP Incumbents May be Harmed by Party Abandoning Immigration Deal in D.C.

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, February 10, 2014

Republican leaders seem willing to risk losing a few swing districts over immigration rather than fuel tea party primary challengers who could lose a larger number of otherwise safe GOP seats in November. “The leaders are asking them to take one for the team,” an expert says.

In the News

Mark R. Peattie, Renowned Expert on Japanese Wartime History, Dies

via The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC)
Friday, February 7, 2014

Mark R. Peattie, Stanford alumnus and noted scholar on modern Japanese Imperial history, has died. Shorenstein APARC remembers him with appreciation as a former visiting scholar.