Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Analysis and Commentary
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Analysis and Commentary

Stanford’s Economics 1 Now Coming Online

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I have been teaching economics at Stanford for many years. Economics 1 is one of my favorite courses, and it’s been one of the most popular courses at Stanford.

Analysis and Commentary

Defining Ideas: The Surprising International Consensus on Healthcare

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Unlike our government, the Europeans are starting to understand that the cure to failed nationalized health systems is privatization. 

Analysis and Commentary

There Is No War on Teachers

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Public schools are constitutionally empowered to educate our next generation, but they often stray from that path to over-emphasize the rights, pay, and benefits of their employees.

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Analysis and Commentary

California's Budget Is a Monument to One-Party Rule

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, June 19, 2014

With a few hours to spare before the June 15th midnight deadline, the California State Legislature passed its Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget.

The Libertarian: Audio
Analysis and Commentary

Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, and the EPA

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Richard Epstein describes how classical liberals should think about environmental protection, addresses arguments that the debate over global warming is over, and explains the controversial legal process that allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions.

The Statue of Liberty.
Analysis and Commentary

Immigration and America’s Failure of Nerve

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, June 19, 2014

The number of unaccompanied children from Central America into the U.S. has reached 47,000 since October, and may hit 90,000 by the end of this year. 

Interviews
Chess pieces
Interviews

Kiron Skinner on Opinion Journal

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Wall Street Journal Live
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hoover research fellow Kiron Skinner discussed foreign policy on Wall Street Journal Live

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio (1:11:38)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hoover senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discussed current events on WIBC's Garrison Show

American Flags
Interviews

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (29:46)

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hoover senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz discussed conservative values on the John Batchelor Show

Protesters during the Ukraine crisis
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:09)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hoover Research fellow Paul Gregory discussed Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
US Capitol
In the News

Kevin McCarthy May Be Shoo-In For House Majority Leader, But He'll Have to Walk a Fine Line

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

When Bakersfield Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected to Congress just eight years ago, he became part of a trio soon known as the "Young Guns," the faces of a younger generation that would map the GOP's future.

Education and testing
In the News

How Do You Take the Measure of a School Year?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Motherlode (The New York Times)
Thursday, June 19, 2014

As the school year draws to a close, teachers and parents are left wondering how to take its measure, to identify their successes, failures and lessons learned.