Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Coming of Wage

by Edward Paul Lazear, Allan Hubbardvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 2, 2006

The U.S. economy has faced challenges from recession to corporate scandals to terrorist attack to natural disasters...

Analysis and Commentary

Traitors to the Enlightenment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, October 2, 2006

The first Western Enlightenment of the Greek fifth-century B.C. sought to explain natural phenomena through reason rather than superstition alone...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Churchill Opposed Torture

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 2, 2006

Last week, both houses of Congress approved a bill — the Military Commissions Act — that would permit the indefinite, extrajudicial incarceration of terrorist suspects and their interrogation using torture in all but name...

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Issue

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Sunday, October 1, 2006

There should be efforts to very actively recruit middle-class people into neighborhood schools and make sure these really are schools that prepare kids for college...

Analysis and Commentary

How experts view a strike against Iran

by Abbas Milani, Kori Schakevia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 29, 2006

Simple logic shows the fallacy of the military option...

Analysis and Commentary

Willie Nelson... public enemy?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Friday, September 29, 2006

In the midst of the United States going nearly broke from the Iraq war, the war on terror and a rupturing corporate and personal welfare state, I cannot imagine something more pointless and wasteful than the war on drugs...

Analysis and Commentary

Doing Government's Dirty Work

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Friday, September 29, 2006

It has always bothered me that government carries out all kinds of tasks that are none of its business...

In the News
In the News

September Diary

with Shelby Steelevia National Review Online
Monday, October 2, 2006

We had a wee discussion in The Corner about the appropriateness of “Islamo-fascist” as a description of the terrorists we are fighting...

In the News

Century, bloody century -- how can we avoid another one?

with Niall Fergusonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 1, 2006

Most historians of the last century shy away from the tough questions: Why did Germany -- a country with relatively few Jews and high rates of intermarriage -- succumb to the Nazis...

In the News

Conservative writer D'Souza will speak at Eureka College

with Dinesh D’Souzavia Peoria Journal Star
Sunday, October 1, 2006

Dinesh D'Souza likes to stir things up...

In the News

Taiwanese `pain' needs a little bit of perspective

with Robert J. Barrovia Taipei Times
Sunday, October 1, 2006

Former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Shih Ming-teh (施明德), the leader of the ongoing campaign to oust President Chen Shu-bian (陳水扁), claimed that he heard the anger and felt the pain of the Taiwanese people...

In the News

California Moves to Preempt Biotech Bans

with Henry I. Millervia Truth about Trade and Technology
Friday, September 29, 2006

The California legislature is considering a bill sponsored by state Sen. Dean Florez (D-Shafter) preempting individual counties from banning the growing of genetically enhanced crops...

In the News

Should the U.S. attack Iran?

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 29, 2006

Insight Editor Jim Finefrock talks with Abbas Milani, director of Iranian studies at Stanford University, about the repercussions of a U.S. air assault on Iran's nuclear facilities...

In the News

Class Struggle: New Research on Gender in the Classroom

with Education Nextvia Pacific Research Institute
Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Some people will react strongly to this...

In the News

Former Attorney General of the United States speaks out on left wing politics

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Campbell University (NC)
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Edwin Meese III, who served as Attorney General of the United States during the Reagan Administration, called the recent confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts “trial by ordeal...