Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The EU's final battle

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 25, 2007

Europeans want a strong organization, but their leaders are caught up in a continental identity crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Sir Salman's plight

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, June 24, 2007

Salman Rushdie, with a little help from her majesty, has again clarified the battle lines on which we stand...

Analysis and Commentary

Fairness in public policy not a virtue to be commended

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, June 22, 2007

Few ideas serve more wicked purposes than "fairness..."

In the News
In the News

Hong Kong Marks Decade Under 'One Country, Two Systems'

with Ming Chanvia Voice of America
Monday, June 25, 2007

Hong Kong this week prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty, July 1...

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Survival of the fittest in Hong Kong

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Monday, June 25, 2007

Ten years ago, as Britain handed over Hong Kong to the Chinese, the predictions for its future were uniformly bleak...

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Our Founding Father

with Milton Friedmanvia American Spectator
Monday, June 25, 2007

What would the world be like if there had been no William F. Buckley?

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Bargaining with Tehran

with Abbas Milanivia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sunday, June 24, 2007

The prospect of U.S. military action against Iran is making headlines -- again...

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In Reagan diary, glimpse of senator

with George P. Shultzvia Concord Monitor (NH)
Sunday, June 24, 2007

President Reagan often found his encounters with U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey trying...

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Iran Cracks Down on Dissent

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Sunday, June 24, 2007

Iran is in the throes of one of its most ferocious crackdowns on dissent in years, with the government focusing on labor leaders, universities, the press, women’s rights advocates, a former nuclear negotiator and Iranian-Americans, three of whom have been in prison for more than six weeks...

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New questions on Bush foreign policy

with Josef Joffevia Austin American-Statesman
Sunday, June 24, 2007

In early May, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her counterparts from Iran and other Mideast powers gathered at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh, setting the table for a May 28 meeting between the U.S. and Iranian envoys to Iraq...

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Students shortchanged in testing

with Hoover Institutionvia Salem Statesman Journal (OR)
Sunday, June 24, 2007

Oregon's students are held to some of the lowest standards in the nation, according to a recent Gannett News Service analysis of test scores...

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Forget Middle East

with Niall Fergusonvia Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, June 24, 2007

There's a reason that historians write about the past and do not predict the future...

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Are Subprime Loans Useful?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 24, 2007

During the past couple of week, the U.S. housing market has had a record number of home foreclosures, a rise in delinquency rates on mortgage loans, and further declines in housing starts...

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The Middle East pot

with Niall Fergusonvia Turkish Daily News
Saturday, June 23, 2007

Prominent British historian Niall Ferguson believes the third Great War would start in the Middle East...

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Monsters of the Midway

with Milton Friedmanvia Sun-Sentinel
Saturday, June 23, 2007

In the introduction to the 20th anniversary edition of "Capitalism and Freedom," Milton Friedman commented on the intellectual revolution he had witnessed since his book was first published in 1962...

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Bloomberg's Misguided Pay-the-Student Plan

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Friday, June 22, 2007

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Department of Education has just approved a plan to pay poor kids to get higher test scores...

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Voucher Students Show Few Gains in First Year

with Paul E. Petersonvia Washington Post
Friday, June 22, 2007

Students in the D.C. school voucher program, the first federal initiative to spend taxpayer dollars on private school tuition, generally performed no better on reading and math tests after one year in the program than their peers in public schools, the U.S. Education Department said yesterday...

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Arizona Chamber Honors Jerry Moyes With Inaugural Milton Friedman Award

with Milton Friedmanvia MarketWire
Friday, June 22, 2007

Swift Corporation is proud to announce that Jerry Moyes, Swift Chairman and CEO, is the first recipient of the inaugural Milton Friedman Award presented by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry...

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Survey: Ax local school property tax

with Milton Friedmanvia Rochester Business Journal
Friday, June 22, 2007

Nearly 60 percent of this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents support the state Senate plan to allow districts to eliminate the school property tax...

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Endgame

with H. R. McMaster, William C. Hixvia PBS
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What went wrong, and way, in America's tragically failed effort to find a strategy for success in Iraq...