Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The SEC's Facebook Fiasco

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blame our regulatory regime for Goldman's decision to sell Facebook shares to foreigners only...

Analysis and Commentary

The Bloomberg Syndrome

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, January 20, 2011

[In] these hard times...our elected sheriffs, mayors, and governors are loudly weighing in on national and global challenges that are quite often out of their own jurisdiction, while ignoring or failing to solve the very problems that they were elected to address...

Analysis and Commentary

The War Against Palin Goes On and On and…

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[S]ince the moment of the Tucson shootings we have witnessed not just a campaign to smear Sarah Palin with the charge that she, or what she supposedly represents, is responsible for the mayhem, but that her rebuttals themselves are more proof that she is culpable...

Analysis and Commentary

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: A Dissent Coming Soon

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chairman Phil Angelides has announced that the commission’s report will be released next Thursday, January 27th. I voted against the majority report and filed a dissenting view...

Analysis and Commentary

Immunizing Bureaucrats Against Complacency

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com Blogs
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The CDC should place a high priority on the elimination of [meningococcal infection] and implement policies to promote vaccination and to ensure that patients and parents have access to state-of-the-art vaccines...

Analysis and Commentary

The Crazy Housing Market

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[W]hen we talk about why the housing went crazy between 1997 and 2007, let’s not stick with interest rates, capital flows, and animal spirits. Let’s remember the role of bad economic policy in the housing market and the financial sector...

Analysis and Commentary

A Law Might Speed Up the Taylor Cycle

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The phrase in the headline above concludes Amity Shlaes's "amazingly thorough" article on the long cyclical swings between rules and discretion which I documented in a speech at the annual AEA-AFA luncheon in Denver on January 7...

Analysis and Commentary

Does Buck McKeon Really Mean This?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

According to CNN, the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon, suggests not closing Guantanamo but expanding it...I actually think this is an interesting idea...

Interviews
Interviews

The Law with Epstein & Yoo: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Richard Epstein and John Yoo reflect on Bush v. Gore on its tenth anniversary...

Interviews

Charles Blahous on the Ed Morrissey Show

with Charles Blahousvia Ed Morrissey Show (Hot Air)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show...we’ll talk with Charles Blahous, former presidential adviser and now author of Social Security: The Unfinished Work...

Interviews

Condoleezza Rice on Piers Morgan Tonight

with Condoleezza Ricevia Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice will be interviewed for the hour on "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9pmET/PT, and talks to Piers Morgan about the Iraq War, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama and much more...