Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Problems with the Espionage Act

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Amid the proliferating cries for prosecuting Julian Assange and shutting down Wikileaks–for which, I should note, I harbor no small sympathy–a few people have noted that the Espionage Act has, well, some problems as a legal instrument for the project...

Analysis and Commentary

The Republican case for ratifying New START

by George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Thursday, December 2, 2010

with Henry A. Kissinger, James A. Baker III, Lawrence S. Eagleburger and Colin L. Powell

The world is safer today because of the decades-long effort to reduce its supply of nuclear weapons. As a result, we urge the Senate to ratify the New START treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev...

Analysis and Commentary

New Start: What Would Reagan Do?

by Edwin Meese III, Richard Perlevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 2, 2010

The late president would never have supported a treaty undermining U.S. missile defenses...

Analysis and Commentary

Jerry Brown's Last Hurrah

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 2, 2010

The most interesting current political question is not whether Barack Obama will triangulate after his party's midterm shellacking -- he probably won't -- but what in the world California's new/old governor, Jerry Brown, will do in January 2011...

Analysis and Commentary

The Topsy-Turvy Way We Deal With Risk

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Scientists, educators and government officials must work harder to disabuse the public of misconceptions about risk so they can make smarter decisions about their health and well-being...

Analysis and Commentary

More on the Growing Problem of Extra-AUMF Threats

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Michael Leiter, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, gave an important speech today at CSIS that touched on many topics, including an overview of the foreign and homeland terrorist threat...

Analysis and Commentary

Getting the Policy Environment Right for Digital Learning

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

As states begin to expand their virtual education programs, some basic principles need to guide their choices, if digital learning is to have the transformative impact that I have elsewhere argued is entirely possible...

Analysis and Commentary

New START

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

...[T]he Senate has before it for consideration a U.S.-Russian treaty limited strategic nuclear weapons. Termed New START, the treaty would limit deployed strategic weapons to 1,550. The President today termed it “absolutely essential to our national security...”

Analysis and Commentary

Toward Price Stability Within a Framework of Economic Stability

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Today Congressman Paul Ryan and I published an article explaining the rationale for a reform of the Federal Reserve Act to establish a single “goal of long-term price stability within a framework of economic stability, including clear reporting and accountability requirements...”

Analysis and Commentary

Are we the "greediest generation"?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

These are not easy times. Here and abroad free people are being asked to bear burden that goes to other core of their lifelong expectations. The last thing they need is a scold...

The Palestinian People
Analysis and Commentary

The Palestinian Proletariat

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Commentary
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gaza is a totalitarian paramilitary camp at war with its neighbors and other Palestinians. It is a paramilitary camp because it is a unique type of refugee camp...

Analysis and Commentary

Lords reform: Britain needs a better upper house – and not just a second Commons

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Packing the Lords with donors and cronies is a disgrace. Reform must keep the good, but strip away the bad and ugly...

Analysis and Commentary

QE2: It's About Debt, Not The Economy

by Scott S. Powellvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

...QE2 looks like "Fed speak" for monetizing the nation's growing debt — printing new money to finance deficit spending...

Interviews
Interviews

“You can’t fight Islamism with ideas coming out of Europe”

with Daniel Pipesvia Citizen Times (Europe)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Daniel Pipes is one of the best known American writers on Islam and Islamism...Citizen Times spoke with him about the difference between Islam and Islamism, integration of Muslims in Europe and Muslim reformers...

In the News
In the News

WikiLeaks Shows the Skills of U.S. Diplomats

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Time Magazine
Thursday, December 2, 2010
In the News

Exploring the Meaning of ‘Constitutional Conservatism’

with Edwin Meese IIIvia New York Times
Thursday, December 2, 2010
In the News

What Happened to U.S. Health Care Costs?

with Scott W. Atlas, Hoover Institutionvia Atlantic
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
In the News

A very belated tax deal

with Michael J. Boskinvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
In the News

Former top U.S. diplomats urge support for START

with George P. Shultzvia Reuters
Wednesday, December 1, 2010