Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bad drugs at a pharmacy near you

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Monday, March 31, 2008

The FDA believes it has discovered the contaminant in the blood-thinning drug heparin that has caused hundreds of allergic reactions and 19 deaths.

Analysis and Commentary

Brave New Fed

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 31, 2008

Regulation follows crisis as surely as mushrooms follow the rain. The collapse of Enron led to passage of Sarbanes-Oxley and to sweeping new powers for the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Analysis and Commentary

5 Myths About No Child Left Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's the 800-pound gorilla of U.S. education....

Analysis and Commentary

'John Adams' is good but misses important point

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, March 28, 2008

The HBO mini-series "John Adams" is proving to be a much-needed antidote to how most Americans are educated about the beginning of their country....

In the News
In the News

Charters Go to New Recruitment Lengths

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Sun
Monday, March 31, 2008

With charter schools expanding at a record pace in New York, recruitment efforts are also ramping up, and the clearest sign may be in the takeout deliveries....

In the News

McCloskey on Capitalism and the Bourgeois Virtues

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 31, 2008

Deirdre McCloskey of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of The Bourgeois Virtues talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about capitalism and whether markets make people more ethical or less....

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Mercado: Lipping below thresholds

with Larry Diamondvia Sun Star (Philippines)
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Has the Philippines been gripped by a “powerful authoritarian undertow” that’s gradually choking democracy in countries from Thailand, Venezuela to Poland? ...

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What Rev.Wright Has Wrought

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Barack Obama is a gifted politician, an eloquent rhetorician, and a savvy politician....

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Archived telegrams show foreign attitudes over Tibet in WWII

with Tai-Chun Kuovia China Daily
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Telegrams sent by Soong Tes-ven, foreign minister of the Republic of China (ROC) during World War II, published over the weekend, showed that Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt reached a consensus that Tibet was part of China's territory....

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The Medicare Challenge

by Richard A. Posner, Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Becker makes the ingenious suggestion that the effect of adding drug coverage to the Medicare program is to prevent spending on drugs from growing as rapidly as the number of persons covered by Medicare....

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Obama Overstates Kennedys' Role in Helping His Father

with Hoover Institutionvia Washington Post
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Addressing civil rights activists in Selma, Ala., a year ago, Sen. Barack Obama traced his "very existence" to the generosity of the Kennedy family, which he said paid for his Kenyan father to travel to America on a student scholarship and thus meet his Kansan mother....

In the News

Papers: Tibet always part of China

with Richard Sousa, Hoover Institutionvia China Daily
Saturday, March 29, 2008

The papers, co-released by the Hoover Institution, under Stanford University of the United States, and Shanghai's Fudan University, comprise archival documents and telegrams from T. V. Soong, the financial minister of the Kuomintang (KMT) prior to 1949....

In the News

Print size about the same, honest

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Union (Grass Valley, CA)
Saturday, March 29, 2008

I like change - I've lived in a lot of places; once left a cushy newspaper job for a startup and left the pretty idyllic city life for a rural lifestyle change....

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Hoover archives look backward, forward, and across the Pacific

with Hoover Institution, Richard Sousavia Shanghai Daily
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Renowned academic and economist Richard Sousa admitted he was impressed by Shanghai's size and vibrancy, but, for him, the old Shanghai probably held more charm....

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Banana Dollar — Part 4

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, March 28, 2008

The dollar continues to decline. Chinese exporters are increasingly quoting prices in renminbi (China’s currency, also known as the yuan, CNY)....

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Retired general: ‘On the fly’ response strategy must change

with John Abizaidvia Sierra Vista Herald (AZ)
Friday, March 28, 2008

The United States is going to be in the Middle East for a long time, retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid said Thursday....

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'Demographic Winter' Exposes the Century's Overlooked Crisis

with Gary S. Beckervia Human Events Online
Thursday, March 27, 2008

“Demographic Winter” -- a dramatic new documentary -- is the first to explore the most overlooked crisis of our times: the rapid, worldwide decline in birth rates....