Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Miles Looks Back

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

David Miles, retiring from the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, gave a fascinating speech on the occasion.

Analysis and Commentary

Even Teachers Are No Fans Of Forced Union Payments

by Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. Westvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

An ‘agency fee’ levied on those who refuse to join a union isn’t popular in schools or with the public.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: “The Nuclear Deal With Iran”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Examining Washington’s disastrous concessions to Tehran.

Analysis and Commentary

Pre-K And Charter Schools: Where State Policies Create Barriers To Collaboration

by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northernvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

You don’t have to be a diehard liberal to believe that it’s nuts to wait until kids—especially poor kids—are five years old to start their formal education.

europe
Analysis and Commentary

It's Time For A Little Honesty On The New Greek Bailout

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Greece and its creditors--European Commission members, the European Central Bank, and the IMF--have been playing a game of pretend to oppose austerity and pretend to keep Greece in the Eurozone.

Victor Davis Hanson
Analysis and Commentary

Contrary To Progressive Belief, Human Nature Can't Be Changed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Human nature is unchanging, predictable -- and can be dangerous if ignored. Five-time deportee and seven-time felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an unauthorized immigrant, recently was arrested in San Francisco for the murder of an innocent passerby, Kate Steinle.

Analysis and Commentary

Conor Friedersdorf Takes The Bait On Encryption

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Over at the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf has taken my bait on encryption.

Analysis and Commentary

Background On The Facts: Immigration & Security

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

One in ten people in the world (700 million) want to emigrate to another country, according to Gallup. One quarter of potential international migrants (165 million people) say the United States is their desired future residence.

Analysis and Commentary

'Taxifornia' Needs To Flatten Its Revenue Roller Coaster

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Newsflash: California has a revenue problem. Yes, California has been raking in record tax revenues, but that is exactly the problem.

Analysis and Commentary

The Iran Failure Has Many Fathers

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Everybody knows the deal with Iran is a disaster.

Analysis and Commentary

The Most Imbecilic And Pretentious Commentary Ever Written About Genetic Engineering

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, July 16, 2015

For decades, the New York Times has had problems with covering genetic engineering applied to agriculture. Actually, “problems” is a euphemism; its news coverage and columns often have been inaccurate and biased, but a July 13 commentary represents a new low.

Analysis and Commentary

F-35: Highway To The Danger Zone

by Thomas Donnellyvia Military History in the News
Thursday, July 16, 2015

There is something about weapons “testing” that excites all of mankind’s most irrational emotions. The worst example has been the Pentagon’s official test agency, which is—most of the time—dedicated to the proposition that anything can be blown up.

Border Patrol
Analysis and Commentary

Securing The Southwest Border Requires Meaningful Immigration Reform

by Sylvia Longmirevia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Moving into an election year, immigration reform is on every politician’s mind yet not what they want to talk about. Border security isn’t far behind as a hot-button political topic.

Nuclear Weapons
Analysis and Commentary

A Renewed Vision For Nuclear Risk Reduction

by Michael J. Mazarr mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Newsweek
Monday, July 6, 2015

This essay from the Hoover Digest argues that a new strategic era is emerging, one that is more multipolar, more grass roots-oriented, populated by a wider array of empowered actors, and characterized by greater degrees of identity-seeking rivalry and competition.

In the News
Federal Reserve
In the News

One Congressman Wants The Fed To Follow A Rule So Badly He Offered To Name One After Janet Yellen

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Business Insider
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Forget the Taylor Rule, maybe the Fed will start following the Yellen Rule.

General Jim Mattis
In the News

Here's Why Mattis Says He Won't Be Running For President

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Marine Corps Times
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Marines have been calling on retired Gen. James Mattis to consider a run for the Oval Office for years, but they shouldn't expect him to hit the campaign trail anytime soon.

In the News

Twitter War Pits The Donald Against El Chapo

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Bradenton Herald (FL)
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Despite what you may have been told in high-school civics class, American presidential campaigns are no strangers to weirdness.

In the News

Scandinavia Provides The Evidence For George Osborne’s War On Welfare

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia City A.M. (U.K.)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

George Osborne’s Budget has been met with predictable outrage from the poverty lobby. The cuts to the welfare budget will allegedly create shocking levels of deprivation.

In the News

How The CIA Really Won Hearts And Minds

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Daily Beast
Thursday, July 16, 2015

In Patriotic Betrayal, author Karen M. Paget meticulously documents with help from the Hoover Archives the agency’s long infiltration of student groups around the world.