Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Stability in Iraq: World Court Ruling in Kosovo

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 26, 2010

A likely cheer went up in Kurdistan on July 22, 2010, when the World Court in the Hague ruled that Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence in 2008 was legal...

Analysis and Commentary

The Cop on the Banks of the Nile

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 26, 2010

No great upheaval has taken place in the Egypt of Hosni Mubarak. But the country has stagnated, and some of its children have blamed the U.S. and embraced terror...

Analysis and Commentary

Should Unemployment Compensation be Extended?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 25, 2010

President Obama during this past week signed into law extending unemployment benefits to a maximum of 99 weeks, or almost two years, for persons who have been unemployed for over half a year and have exhausted their state benefits...

Analysis and Commentary

Legalize pot, former San Jose police chief says

by Joseph D. McNamaravia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 25, 2010

California voters have a chance on this November's ballot to bring common sense to law enforcement by legalizing marijuana for adults...

Analysis and Commentary

Pakistan's Shameful Double Dealing

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Sunday, July 25, 2010

The WikiLeaks files make it plain: Islamabad is the Taliban’s faithful ally. Tunku Varadarajan argues it’s time for the U.S. to stop paying money to Pakistan so they can help our enemies kill us. Plus, the seven most shocking secrets from the WikiLeaks files...

Analysis and Commentary

How Many Jobs?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 24, 2010

If a local government in Pacific Grove or elsewhere got rid of [certain] laws, how many extra productive jobs would be created? How many people would hire workers to cut down trees, build extra rooms, etc...?

Analysis and Commentary

Proposed math standards unteachable

by Williamson M. Eversvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, July 24, 2010

California's proposed new mathematics content standards would gut the state's successful program, which has put 60 percent of the state's children in Algebra I by eighth grade...

Analysis and Commentary

Charlie Rangel Is Toast

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Friday, July 23, 2010

He's an embarrassment, and a hindrance to his party's 2010 fortunes. Tunku Varadarajan on why Rangel must resign—and why racism is no longer a viable defense against challenges to his conduct...

Analysis and Commentary

Government Expands, Trust Deflates

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

As big government gets even bigger, the confidence that ordinary people have in its institutions grows weaker...

Analysis and Commentary

Awaken the Pashtuns

by Fouad Ajamivia New Republic
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The war in Afghanistan is the revenge of the Iraq war. It was amid the great debate about Iraq that there was born the myth of Afghanistan as the good war of “necessity”—the September 11 war...

Analysis and Commentary

Stay Forever

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No soldier wants to be the last one to die in a war, goes the old saw. In Afghanistan, make that: No coalition member wants to be the last one to quit...

Interviews
Interviews

Robert Service on Trotsky

by Russell Roberts with Robert Servicevia EconTalk
Monday, July 26, 2010
Interviews

Battle Over N.C. Busing Heats Up

with Michael J. Petrillivia ABC News
Saturday, July 24, 2010

North Carolina School Board Voted to Stop Busing Students From Lower Income Neighborhoods to Wealthier Ones and Vice Versa...

Interviews

Current and Future Economic Stimulus

with Robert J. Barrovia C-SPAN
Friday, July 23, 2010

Harvard economist Robert J. Barro talked about about his theory that stimulus spending by the federal government decreases spending in the private sector. Following his remarks, he responded to audience members' questions...

In the News
In the News

Maldonado faces tax lien over farm's truck use

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, July 26, 2010
In the News

Oh, the Injustice!

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Human Events Online
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the News

Excloo: Powerhouse Dem donor puts $5 million in -- and joins GOP icon George Shultz -- to save AB32

with George P. Shultzvia Politics Blog (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the News

California could adopt national English, math standards

with Williamson M. Eversvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the News

A new study in laziness

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Boston Herald
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the News

Comparing, contrasting Southern Nevada train proposals

with Hoover Institutionvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the News

S.D. education guidelines need work, review finds

with Michael J. Petrillivia Sioux Falls Argus Leader (SD)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the News

Unteachable

with Williamson M. Eversvia Joanne Jacobs (Blog)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
In the News

Obama's credibility: Serious questions

with Michael J. Boskinvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, July 24, 2010
In the News

U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty on shaky ground

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, July 24, 2010
In the News

Obamanomics 101: Failure Explained

with Robert J. Barrovia Foundry
Friday, July 23, 2010
In the News

California academics may be tops, but officials say it’s time for a change

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Crosscurrents (KALW News)
Friday, July 23, 2010
In the News

Petraeus Picks McMaster to Join Afghanistan Team

with H. R. McMastervia CBN News
Friday, July 23, 2010
In the News

Cyber-attack could make Gulf oil leak look small

with Stewart Bakervia Providence Journal
Friday, July 23, 2010