Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
The Arab Spring in Egypt
Analysis and Commentary

The Betrayal of Tahrir Square

by Larry Diamond, Jeff Shankvia Atlantic
Monday, March 3, 2014

An Oscar-nominated film about the Egyptian revolution is banned in Egypt. That says a lot.

Holy Bible
Analysis and Commentary

The Great Disappointment of 2013

by James W. Ceaservia Weekly Standard
Monday, March 3, 2014

Every student of American religious history has heard of the event known as “the Great Disappointment.” In 1818 William Miller, a former naval captain turned lay Baptist preacher, developed a new method for calculating biblical chronology to arrive at the conclusion that the millennium would take place sometime between 1842 and 1844. Finally published in 1832, Miller’s thesis quickly drew attention. A sect began to form, spreading from Miller’s home region in Eastern New York to New England and beyond. Millerism was born.

Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

Beyond the Spin: Why It's Terrible News that the ACA Lowers Employment

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, March 3, 2014

On February 4, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that instantly became a focus of intense controversy and competing political spin.

Analysis and Commentary

Sacrificing the Military to Entitlements

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, March 3, 2014

The Achilles' heel of democracy.

Analysis and Commentary

Hillary 2016: Running Candidate Or Flying Nun

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Alarm: Putin Will Not Stop With Crimea. Paper-Tiger Obama Will Do Nothing

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, March 2, 2014

To Barack Obama: True the United States is tired of fighting battles in faraway exotic lands in which friend is scarcely distinguishable from foe. But the United States must be prepared to fight the good battles. If there were ever a time for standing tall and firm, it is now. If not, we shall see ourselves increasingly at the mercy of a dictator for life, backed by a pipsqueak economy, who uses threats, bullying, and the actual use of force to dictate foreign policy to a supine world that is afraid of its shadow.

Analysis and Commentary

Reminiscences of Rogge

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 2, 2014

UPDATE BELOW: Earlier today over at Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux highlighted a quote from the late Benjamin A. Rogge. That brought back warm memories for me. Rogge, who lived from 1920 to 1980, was a libertarian economics professor at Wabash...

Education Image
Analysis and Commentary

Will Minority Children Be Barred From Southern Schoolhouses Again?

by Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 28, 2014

Despite reports of compromise or capitulation, the U.S.

Analysis and Commentary

Why It’s Hard to Make the Unpopular Stimulus Look Good

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, February 28, 2014

Some columnists have been using the 5-year anniversary of the 2009 discretionary fiscal stimulus package to claim that it worked to jump-start the economy.  It’s a tough case to make.  The very wor...

Analysis and Commentary

Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, February 28, 2014

Wherever one stands on the merits of the Common Core, one thing is certain: all of the political posturing and mudslinging distract attention and energy from the crucial work of implementation.

Interviews
Interviews

Ambassador Michael McFaul on New Day

with Michael McFaulvia CNN
Friday, February 28, 2014

When the outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul looks at the situation in Ukraine, the words flow quickly.

In the News
In the News

Velasquez-Manoff on Autoimmune Disease, Parasites, and Complexity

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 3, 2014

Moises Velasquez-Manoff, author of An Epidemic of Absence, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a discussion of why allergies and autoimmune diseases have been on the rise in the developed world for the last half-century. Velasquez-Manoff explores...

In the News

John Kerry's Legacy on the Line

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Monday, March 3, 2014

Russia’s brash Ukrainian incursion has put U.S. Secretary of State John F.