Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Drones and Democracy: A Response to Firmin DeBrabander

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, September 15, 2014

The New York Times has an oped this morning by a philosophy professor named Firmin DeBrabander worrying that drone warfare heralds the end of democracy in America. No, I am not making that up or even exaggerating. Here’s its conclusion:

Analysis and Commentary

Hoover fellow Russell Roberts Talks with Elizabeth Green About Education and Building a Better Teacher

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 15, 2014

Elizabeth Green, author of the new book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach it to Anyone), talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of teaching and the history of various reforms, mostly failed, trying to improve teaching in America.

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Analysis and Commentary

Swedes Vote for Higher Taxes, More Government Spending

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, September 14, 2014

On September 14, 2014, Swedes voted to replace their center-right government led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt with a center-left government led by union leader Stefan Loefven.

Immigration
Analysis and Commentary

What Exactly Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Comprehensive immigration reform — rarely has a catchphrase been so widely invoked and yet so little defined. Why?

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Analysis and Commentary

As The Sanctions' Noose Tightens, China Grabs Russian Energy Assets At Bargain Prices

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Sunday, September 14, 2014

When I wrote on August 28 that “Western sanctions are strangling the Russian economy,” I had second thoughts about using such strong language.

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Analysis and Commentary

Drip, Drip, Drip: US Troops in Iraq Number Over 1600

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Saturday, September 13, 2014

post of August 13, 2014, counted 875 U.S. Security Forces in Iraq.  In early September, another 350 were dispatched to Iraq, followed by an announcement of another 475 at the end of the second week in September.  During the third week of September, total "boots on the ground" will exceed 1,600.

Interviews
Interviews

Hoover fellow Kevin Warsh discusses strategy for economic growth

interview with Kevin Warshvia Sunday Morning Futures (Fox News)
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Former Federal Reserve Board of Governors member lays out plan for economic growth.

Interviews

Hoover fellow Henry Kissinger on the evolving global order

interview with Henry A. Kissingervia Fareed Zakaria GPS (CNN)
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fareed speaks with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the current global order and the concept of American exceptionalism.

US Political Parties
Interviews

Which party has the edge in 2014?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia State of the Union with Candy Crowley (CNN)
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Former WH press secretary and CNN commentator Jay Carney says "It's not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition."

Interviews

Kissinger: We Have To Not Repeat The Pattern Of Previous Wars

interview with Henry A. Kissingervia Fox News Radio
Monday, September 15, 2014

On “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, and author of the book World Order.

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Interviews

Fareed's take on ISIS, Kissinger on Ukraine, and the CEO of Uber

interview with Henry A. Kissingervia Fareed's take
Monday, September 15, 2014

Fareed speaks with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the recent developments in Ukraine, how the U.S. should tackle ISIS, and what he thinks about Barack Obama and his administration’s foreign policy.

In the News
In the News

From Birmingham to Ferguson

featuring Shelby Steelevia TribLive
Sunday, September 14, 2014

“My parents were classic civil rights people,” explains Shelby Steele, author and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Crowd at New York's American Union Bank during a bank run early in the Great Depression.
In the News

Stanford, UC Berkeley Professors: Fed Is Too Tight With Banks it Regulates

quoting Stephen Habervia NewsMax
Friday, September 12, 2014

Political independence represented an important principle in the 1914 founding of the Federal Reserve. 

"The problem [now] is that while the Fed is largely independent of politicians, it is intimately connected, and even answerable, to the financial institutions that it is supposed to regulate," Stephen Haber, a political science professor at Stanford, and Ross Levine, a business professor at the University of California, Berkeley, write in The Wall Street Journal

Federal Reserve
In the News

The Outlook: Fed Sizes Up Alternate Rate-Hike Paths

quoting Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, September 14, 2014

While investors wager on when the Federal Reserve will start raising short-term interest rates, a more complicated debate is taking place inside the central bank about the path of future rate increases.

In the News

Police Armored Vehicle Is Unwelcome in California College Town

quoting Joseph D. McNamaravia New York Times
Saturday, September 13, 2014

The police department of this modest college town is among the latest California beneficiaries of surplus military equipment: a $700,000 armored car that is the “perfect vehicle,” the police chief told the City Council, “to perform rescues of victims and potential victims during active shooter incidents.”

In the News

An excerpt from Henry Kissinger’s “World Order”

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Question of World Order

In 1961, as a young academic, I called on President Harry S. Truman when I found myself in Kansas City delivering a speech. 

In the News

Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative.