Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why Toxic Assets Are So Hard to Clean Up

by Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 20, 2009

Despite trillions of dollars of new government programs, one of the original causes of the financial crisis -- the toxic assets on bank balance sheets -- still persists and remains a serious impediment to economic recovery...

Analysis and Commentary

The Honduran coup that wasn't

by William Ratliffvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, July 18, 2009

We have heard a lot about Honduras lately, but there is much more at issue than the nighttime removal of President Manuel Zelaya...

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Rafsanjani's Day of Reckoning

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Friday, July 17, 2009

Tomorrow, Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will deliver the Friday sermon in Tehran--the most important pulpit for policy and polemic in Iran...

In the News
In the News

Obama and Medvedev Secure Secret Channel

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Monday, July 20, 2009

A surprise decision by Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama to form a working group on civil society has raised controversy because of a decision to name as its co-chairs Kremlin deputy chief of staff Vladislav Surkov and Michael McFaul, special assistant to Obama and National Security Council director for Russia...

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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates with Harry Jaffa : Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Monday, July 20, 2009

Dr. Harry Jaffa, author of Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates — now in its fiftieth year — describes what first drew him to the subject of Abraham Lincoln...

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John Taylor on the Financial Crisis

by Russell Roberts with John B. Taylorvia EconTalk
Monday, July 20, 2009

John Taylor of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the fundamental causes of the financial crisis of 2008...

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‘Booking’ the Economy

with Niall Ferguson, Thomas Sowell, John B. Taylorvia Newsweek
Monday, July 20, 2009

For those of you who feel compelled to get to the bottom of every problem and who, just coincidentally, are determined to spoil your summer vacation, we have the perfect solution: read about the economic crisis...

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Freedom Fries or Social Justice: Agriculture and Obesity

with Thomas Sowellvia AgWeb.com
Sunday, July 19, 2009

The agriculture industry has and will continue to come under attach for contributing to obesity...

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Analysis: Iran’s Current Turmoil Has Deep Roots

with Abbas Milanivia News Junkie Post
Sunday, July 19, 2009

The turbulent internal politics of Iran following the June 12 election have been most often portrayed as a clash between secularizing reform forces and entrenched religious forces...

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How Should Universities React to the Decline in Their Endowments?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 19, 2009

The values of most university endowments have taken large hits during this financial crisis...

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Devolving standards of indecency

with Thomas Sowellvia WND - World Net Daily
Saturday, July 18, 2009

One of the holiest scriptures of the totalitarian religion of liberalism is the legal aphorism, "evolving standards of decency."

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Perry: 'Nuclear dangers are grave, imminent'

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, July 17, 2009

William Perry was once awakened at 3 a.m. to learn that computers were showing 200 Soviet nuclear missiles on their way to the United States -- a false alarm, one of several...

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Russia Profile Weekly Experts Panel: Will The Obama - Medvedev Commission Help Boost US-Russian Relations?

with Michael McFaulvia Russia Profile
Friday, July 17, 2009

One of the key results of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Moscow last week was an agreement to form a U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission, which the two presidents will chair, while U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov coordinate its routine activities...

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When a Tweet Is Not Enough

via Townhall
Friday, July 17, 2009

All politics may not be loco, as one famous pundit (Michael Barone) puts it, but the ancient maxim that all politics is local is demonstrably true...