Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

No Stimulus to Smarter Regulation

by Henry I. Millervia National Review
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Federal regulation imposes staggering costs on the economy — costs that dwarf even the massive “economic stimulus” package signed by the president: about $1.1 trillion annually (as of 2005)...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad Bugs From Overuse Of Drugs

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, March 19, 2009

The misery of a bad head cold is something that most of us have experienced...

Analysis and Commentary

Politicians, celebrities flaunt scientific illiteracy

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Sunday, March 15, 2009

Deciding how to vote in the November election was excruciatingly difficult: I was so put off by the pronouncements on scientific issues by Barack Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin that, in the end, I didn't vote for a candidate for president...

In the News
In the News

Law and Justice with Antonin Scalia: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Justice Antonin Scalia talks about Roe v. Wade — and other mistakes of the past 50 years...

In the News

News in Brief: U.S. Group to Visit

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Moscow Times
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Former U.S. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and James Baker will fly to Moscow for talks with Russian officials Friday...

In the News

‘Aid Addict’ Africa Should Just Say No, Ex-Goldman Analyst Says

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Telephones ring on the desks of finance ministers across Africa with news of a pioneering aid initiative: The West plans to halt all low-interest lending and grants to the continent within five years...

In the News

Must be a virus

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fannie and Freddie are going to pay bonuses, too...

In the News

The Financial Crisis: Whodunit?

with Niall Fergusonvia Hawaii Reporter
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

An Oxford-style debate held last night at New York's Rockefeller University featured an argument over whether Washington or Wall Street "was more to blame for the financial crisis."...

In the News

Tauscher accepts State Department post

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, today accepted an offer from the Obama administration to serve in a post at the U.S. State Department, sparking speculation about who will fill her seat as the representative of California's 10th Congressional District...

In the News

Report Suggests Florida Should Weaken Teacher Tenure

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Tampa Tribune
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No meeting of the Legislature would be complete without political sniping over education, particularly when it comes to expert opinion...

In the News

Harvard professor nominated to be top US arms buyer

with William J. Perryvia Reuters
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ashton Carter, a physicist, international-security expert and Harvard University professor, was nominated formally by President Barack Obama on Wednesday to become the Pentagon's next chief weapons buyer...

In the News

Kissinger, Baker Visit Moscow as Obama Resets Ties

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Henry Kissinger and James Baker, two former U.S. secretaries of state, will fly to Moscow for talks with Russian officials after President Barack Obama pledged to “reset” relations with Russia...

In the News

Disconnect

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

From the New Mexico Independent: Tom Udall and a group of fellow U.S. senators has sent a letter to embattled AIG CEO Edward Liddy...

In the News

Irony isn't a strong enough word

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

From the New York Times: Under the photo it says: Representative Barney Frank was among the politicians charged with creating legislation to recoup the bonus money at A.I.G...

In the News

Congress and President Obama's National Security Agenda

with George P. Shultzvia Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A key bellwether vote in the new Congress came on February 13 when only three Senate Republicans broke ranks from their party and voted with Democrats for President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill...