Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Score 2 for Academic Freedom

by Henry I. Millervia Chronicle of Higher Education
Friday, October 12, 2007

Whether through love of principle or of lucre, in May the faculty senates at the public University of California and the private Stanford University — my own institution — struck an important blow for academic freedom and against priggish, anti-business Puritanism...

Analysis and Commentary

Ethics 101

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 8, 2007

It should not be surprising that our universities generate interesting and urgent ethical challenges....

Analysis and Commentary

Small stakes for Bush-Brown-Sarko

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 8, 2007

'Academic fights are more brutal than our fights in the real world," Henry Kissinger famously observed, "because the stakes are so low...

Analysis and Commentary

The new states' rights?

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 7, 2007

For decades, states have seen steady erosion in their authority while federal power has expanded...

Analysis and Commentary

EU antitrust nonsense

by Stephen Haber, F. Scott Kieffvia Washington Times
Friday, October 5, 2007

Last month, a European court upheld a decision against Microsoft for anticompetitive conduct...

In the News
In the News

Hopper's Politics, Newt's Second Life, Etc.

with Newt Gingrich, Arnold Beichmanvia Weekly Standard
Monday, October 15, 2007

Read Martha Bayles's essay on page 32 of this issue for an appreciation of the work of Edward Hopper, one of America's greatest 20th-century painters and the man who gave us Nighthawks, that scene of three lonely customers and a waiter at a near-empty diner (which THE SCRAPBOOK grew to love while playing the Masterpiece board game)...

In the News

Dumbing Education Down

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Center for Policy Analysis
Monday, October 8, 2007

President Bush's signature education reform -- the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) -- has the central flaw of mandating that every American schoolchild must become "proficient" in reading and math while not defining what "proficiency" is, says Chester E. Finn Jr., a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute...

In the News

Hoover Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Hosting Conference Named in Honor of Hoover Fellow John Taylor

with John B. Taylorvia Business Wire
Monday, October 8, 2007

“John Taylor’s Contributions to Monetary Theory and Policy,” a conference named in honor of Hoover senior fellow John Taylor, will take place October 12 and 13...

In the News

Non-nuclear missile plan stalls

with William J. Perryvia Houston Chronicle
Sunday, October 7, 2007

Congress has derailed a Pentagon project that would arm some intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional warheads to provide a non-nuclear option of striking targets thousands of miles away...

In the News

For three writers, required reading

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Sunday, October 7, 2007

What are the significant books in our lives, the ones that make a difference, the ones we would urge on our friends...

In the News

Al Gore, Ignoble Laureate

with Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, October 5, 2007

Political Correctness: The front-runners for this year's Nobel Peace Prize are a couple of global warming alarmists...