Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Making Political Hay With Genetically Modified Alfalfa

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hardly deserves kudos because he "made the right decision" after struggling over whether the Agriculture Department should approve a genetically engineered (GE) variety of alfalfa without gratuitous restrictions...

Analysis and Commentary

Regulators take wrong path on Comcast-NBC

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Thursday, February 10, 2011

US regulators approved the Comcast-NBC deal subject to conditions, but the ultimate question is, why impose conditions now...?

Ronald Reagan
Analysis and Commentary

CPAC must honor Reagan coalition

by James C. Miller IIIvia Politico
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Efforts to divide conservatives against themselves must be renounced and put to rest...

Analysis and Commentary

Lawfare, Common Article 3, and Military Commissions in Rumsfeld’s “Known and Unknown”

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chapter 40 (“Law in a Time of War”) of Donald Rumsfeld’s new book, Known and Unknown, will be of special interest to Lawfare readers. In it, Rumsfeld discusses his views on “lawfare,” the origins and travails of military commissions, and the Supreme Court detention and habeas cases...

Analysis and Commentary

Signs of the Times

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sometime during the reign of the emperor Nero, the novelist and imperial confidant Petronius wrote a novel about life among the Roman nouveau riche in the Bay of Naples...Sunday’s Super Bowl’s festivities were something like Trimalchio’s dinner...

Analysis and Commentary

Why There is Strong Disagreement About The Causes of the Financial Crisis

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Barry Ritholtz, author of "The Big Picture," is among the most interesting and insightful econo-financial bloggers. In 2009 he posted an article identifying 25 causal factors of the financial crisis culled from his book Bailout Nation...

Analysis and Commentary

Rumsfeld Was the Iago to Bush's Othello

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I had been hoping Donald Rumsfeld's memoir would fall like the proverbial tree in the forest, allowing conservatives to focus on the problems of today. But...the former defense secretary's revisionist "slice of history" is gaining credence and needs to be rebutted...

Analysis and Commentary

California Republican Makes It to the White House

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It’s House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, third-ranking Republican in the chamber, who had a private lunch earlier today with President Obama, Vice President Biden, House Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor...

Analysis and Commentary

Has Mubarak already won?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

If the United States is lucky its policy with respect to Egypt’s spasm of hyper political activity will fail, the country’s Day of Democracy will be postponed, the Army will blow the whistle on rule by mob, and a new cabinet will begin addressing the immediate complaints of the Egyptian people...

Analysis and Commentary

Jerry Brown, a Modern Sisyphus

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

California Gov. Jerry Brown must rapidly close a $25 billion budgetary shortfall. But right now it seems almost a hopeless task since the state's disastrous budget is a symptom, not the cause, of California's much larger nightmare...

Analysis and Commentary

Don't Duck the Hard Issues

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

With several cities and states on the verge of insolvency there are finally, serious discussions about cutting government budgets...

Analysis and Commentary

A Question of Vouchers: The Mouse and the Elephant

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Journal Expert Blog: Education
Monday, February 7, 2011

Is there a place for vouchers in the current elementary and secondary education system...?

Interviews
Interviews

The truth about Egypt's lies

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Anderson Cooper speaks to Prof. Fouad Ajami and CNN's Ivan Watson about the Egyptian protests...

Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

GUESTS: Keith Bradsher, NYT; Paul Ingrassia, NYT; Fouad Ajami, Hoover; Jim Yardley, NYT...

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and a contributor at Pajama's Media talked about the cluelessness of the Obama administration in regards to what is going on in Egypt...

Interviews

Peter Schweizer on Secure Freedom Radio

with Peter Schweizervia Secure Freedom Radio
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On today’s show, Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institution joins Frank to discuss the relevance of Ronald Reagan’s national security policies today...

In the News
In the News

Democrats Can't Filibuster ObamaCare Repeal

with Keith Hennessey, Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 10, 2011
In the News

Book Review: Messy end of shah’s regime

with Abbas Milanivia Washington Times
Thursday, February 10, 2011
In the News

Saudi Arabia Contends with the Social Media Challenge

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Like most authoritarian regimes, the Saudis were not enthusiastic about the introduction of the Internet into their country...