Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Hot Air on Climate Change by Terry Anderson
Analysis and Commentary

Hot Air on Climate Change

by Terry Andersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Unlike bureaucrats in Washington, entrepreneurs aren’t just talking about the weather, they are doing something about it.

The Libertarian: Audio
Analysis and Commentary

Amending the First Amendment

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Congress Seeks Broad Powers to Regulate Political Speech.

Analysis and Commentary

The Week’s Other Political Earthquake – In California, Naturally

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday brought two major political earthquakes, one on either side of the country. While Majority Leader Eric Cantor will forever be known as the first House Majority Leader to fall to a primary challenge, on the West Coast, the all-powerful California teachers’ unions were defeated by judicial review.

American Flags
Analysis and Commentary

Two Legal Takeaways from Yesterday’s HASC Hearing

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Yesterday’s HASC Committee Hearing (video here) on the Bergdahl swap was pretty eventful.  At least two important legal issues were discussed: the legality of not notifying Congress about the swap, and the legal consequences of the end of the Afghan conflict. 

Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader
Analysis and Commentary

Illegal Immigration and Eric Cantor

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor’s luck ran out, when his long insistence of pushing immigration-reform legislation finally coincided with a massive and sudden rush of thousands to the U.S. border from Central America.

Black students in a classroom
Analysis and Commentary

New Deal for Teachers; New Will by Managers

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Asking whether teacher tenure should be abolished in public schools is like asking whether the Tampa Bay Rays (18 games below .500) should sack their shortstop. Sure, that might be a good start, but that’s not going to be enough to turn things around.

Analysis and Commentary

Sports are Life

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 12, 2014

One reason I'm enjoying the NBA playoffs so much is that I like both teams so much. The San Antonio Spurs have an incredible coach and one of the things I like most about them is their everyday humility--not phony humility but just feet-on-the-ground humility.

teacher and student
Analysis and Commentary

More Easily Firing Bad Teachers Helps Everyone

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Teacher tenure discussions often suggest that what is in the best interest of teachers is also in the best interest of students. But the groundbreaking decision in the Vergara case makes it clear that early, and effectively irreversible, decisions about teacher tenure have real costs for students and ultimately all of society.

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Analysis and Commentary

Readings: Can Non-State Actors Mount an Armed Attack? by Kimberly N. Trapp

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Among the issues separating the American understanding of international law regarding transnational non-state actor armed groups from that of the “international community” (or at least an influential and significant part of UN officialdom, international law academics, international tribunals, international human rights NGOs, and governments particularly in Europe) is whether it is even possible for a non-state actor to mount an “armed attack” against a state, within the meaning of the UN Charter.

The Arab Spring in Egypt
Analysis and Commentary

The Young and Relentless: Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt

by Samuel Tadrosvia Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

That Egypt's revolution has failed is hardly disputable today. The excitement of those magical eighteen days in Tahrir Square and the hopes of a dawn of democracy in Egypt are long gone. Replacing them is widespread despair among Egypt's revolutionary activists and their international cheerleaders.

Interviews
San Francisco
Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Fox Business

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the construction of the Bay Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area on Fox Business.

In the News
Federal Reserve
In the News

Paul Volcker: Back to the Woods? (Subscription Required)

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker called last month in Washington for a new Bretton Woods, the 1944 conference of World War II Allies that set up an international gold-exchange regime. His remarks received little media attention.

 
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In the News

U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Distant as Growth Stalls

mentioning Robert E. Hallvia New York Times
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Recessions are always painful, but the Great Recession that ran from late 2007 to the middle of 2009 may have inflicted a new kind of pain: an era of slower growth.

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In the News

Rick Perry shares the love with California, Hillary Clinton

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not exactly a beloved figure in California. The swagger and the twang are all too reminiscent, for some, of another former Texas governor-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate, who twice lost the state by landslide margins.