Hoover Daily Report
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Analysis and Commentary

A Practical Plan for Recalibrating Conservatism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, June 9, 2014

Recent public opinion polls and President Obama’s serial stumbling the last few weeks are making Republicans increasingly hopeful and Democrats increasingly apprehensive that the November midterm elections will leave the GOP in control of both houses of Congress. 

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Analysis and Commentary

Fictions as Truth

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, June 8, 2014

For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe the following:

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Reply to Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 8, 2014

At a conference titled "Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism," Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga attacked the free market, calling it "a new idol."

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Analysis and Commentary

The Most Misunderstood And Least Appreciated Aspect Of Ronald Reagan's Legacy

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Forbes
Sunday, June 8, 2014

The tenth anniversary of President Reagan’s death, observed on June 5, is a fitting time to review the most misunderstood and underappreciated aspect of his legacy.

Privacy, Security, and the National Security Agency (NSA)
Analysis and Commentary

Why Does the Omniscient Panopticon Tolerate Glenn Greenwald?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, June 9, 2014

If you believe Glenn Greenwald’s new book (which I reviewed here), the NSA’s appetite for gobbling up communications is unlimited. Legal controls on its behavior are trivial. Its much-repeated claim that it does not spy on American citizens is a lie. 

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They Still Brew Tea In Mississippi, Don’t They?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, June 8, 2014

History shows that America’s Civil War reached a peaceful settlement on Palm Sunday, 1865, in a comfortable country house in Appomattox, Virginia, a railroad depot about 90 miles west of the capital of the Confederacy.

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Carson Bruno: One-party rule: The Democrats' gift to Republicans

by Carson Brunovia Los Angeles Register
Friday, June 6, 2014

California’s Democratic-Republican voter registration gap continues to grow. Standing now at 15 points – twice what it was just 10 years ago – the California Republican Party is increasingly finding itself in a quandary: How does a party rebuild when there is internal bickering and no viable bench?

Analysis and Commentary

Monarchs are ananchronisms but also have their places

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, June 8, 2014

The just-announced abdication of Juan Carlos of Spain is reigniting the question of the role of kings in that modern constitutional monarchy and around the world.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Progressive Gitmo Myth

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, June 9, 2014

The swap of probable deserter Bowe Bergdahl for 5 “high-risk” Guantánamo detainees is about more than political public relations. By releasing some of the worst murderers, this deal prepares the ground for Obama’s long-term goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention facility and releasing the remaining detainees.

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Analysis and Commentary

Why Modi Is No Erdogan

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Time Magazine
Friday, June 6, 2014

As Narendra Modi stormed into the consciousness of the world beyond India, analysts everywhere scrambled to interpret him for their readers and viewers.

Interviews
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Interviews

General Jim Mattis on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley

interview with General Jim Mattisvia CNN
Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hoover visiting fellow General Jim Mattis discusses the Bergdahl swap on CNN.

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Edward Lazear on Becker

by Russell Roberts interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia EconTalk
Monday, June 9, 2014

Edward Lazear of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Gary Becker's innovative contributions to economics. The conversation opens with personal reminiscences by Lazear and Roberts. They then discuss Becker's application of economic principles to social phenomena such as discrimination, crime, education and the family along with Becker's overall approach to economic theory and measurement.  

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A startling waste of precious classroom time

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lucia and Ignacia Barajas are sisters who attend Compton High School in southern Los Angeles County. They want an education, but their school seems unable to give them enough time to get one.

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Hillary Clinton remains popular for her time as secretary of state, viewed apart from Obama

quoting Kori Schakevia Washington Post
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton retains broad public support for her performance as secretary of state, a sign that President Obama’s struggles abroad and Republican attacks over Benghazi have not been a major drag on her reputation.