Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Christian Tragedy in the Muslim World

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

All We Can Do For Syria Now is Donate to the Relief Effort

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Timothy Garton Ash: Politics is blocked – a solution to the cause of the crisis is not likely any time soon. But we can at least treat the symptoms

Analysis and Commentary

Paternalism and Public Policy

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The most paternalist policies in place today require the closure of underperforming schools even if they are popular with parents. Who should decide if the tradeoffs are worth it? A case to be made, but I still don’t quite buy it.

Analysis and Commentary

Egypt's Islamists Will Rise Again

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fifty years ago, the historian Elizabeth Monroe published a beautifully written book with a dismissive title, "Britain's Moment in the Middle East, 1914-1956." She captured well the British interlude between two more culturally transformative powers: the Ottoman Empire and sec

Analysis and Commentary

Back to Our 20th-Century Future

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Medical Device Industry In Critical Condition

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

We need to create a more nurturing entrepreneurial climate, one in which ingenuity and innovation are rewarded, not penalized.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
In the News
In the News

White House Must Bolster Pacific Strategy Across Government: Former CNO, HASC Members

with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Breaking Defense
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON: The recently retired senior admiral of the Navy, Adm. Gary Roughead, says the Obama administration must do much more across the government to ensure the Pacific pivot works and is well directed, joining his voice to four prominent House lawmakers. I asked Roughead after today’s hearing on the Pacific “rebalance” if he knew about yesterday’s bipartisan letter to Susan Rice, the administration’s new National Security Advisor. That letter, written by Rep. Randy Forbes, chair of the House Armed Services seapower and projections forces subcommittee, was also signed by Reps. Bob Wittman, Republican chairman of the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee; Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat from Hawaii; and Madeleine Bordallo, the Democrat from Guam. Roughead didn’t know about the letter, but he said he agreed with its basic thrust, namely that the interagency coordination needed to make the Pacific pivot effective has been lacking. “I don’t think it has even begun to be done at the level that is required,” he said, noting that tech transfers to Pacific allies must be sped up and foreign military training (IMET) must be beefed up. “This whole rebalance has had too much of a military component,” he told me. “We can’t simply keep talking about this.” The Forbes letter called for “clear, interagency guidance enabling a broad effort and empowering departments and agencies to implement the guidance,” arguing that agencies and embassies “lack the specific direction that will be required for the implementation of this strategy.“ The agent for improving this governmental guidance, the lawmakers argue, might best be “an interagency Asia-Pacific Strategy Review” done in both classified and unclassified form. That review “will provide permanent clarity to the Administration’s regional strategy and more effectively communicate to the U.S. Government, friends, and allies the direction of U.S. policy in the region.” Over to you, White House.

In the News

Religion: Old Religious Realities in the 'New' Egypt

with Samuel Tadrosvia The Republic (IN)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
In the News

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmannvia Brookings Institution
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In Endangering Prosperity, a trio of experts on international education policy compares the performance of American schools against that of other nations. The net result is a mixed but largely disappointing picture that clearly shows where improvement is most needed.