Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Accounting for California’s Suicide

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 5, 2009

What went wrong in California?...

In the News
In the News

Bi-Partisan Group of Prominent Scholars and Experts Urge President Obama to Make Democracy in the Middle East a Top Priority

with Larry Diamondvia PR Newswire
Thursday, March 5, 2009

More than 80 scholars and experts--including Egyptian democracy activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim--are urging President Obama to adopt a consistent and credible policy that supports democracy in the Arab and Muslim world...

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The World According to John Bolton: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 5, 2009

According to John Bolton, if Iran gets nuclear weapons, the power-shift in the region will be fundamental, calamitous, and “irreversible.”...

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Japanese perceptions of Obama's nuclear 'twin commitments'

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Japan Times
Thursday, March 5, 2009

How does Japan view U.S. President Barack Obama's "twin commitments" to the goals of nuclear abolition and maintaining an adequate deterrent as long as nuclear weapons remain?...

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It Is Time to Admit the Obvious: The Political Classes Deliberately Are Blocking an Economic Recovery

with Robert J. Barrovia LewRockwell
Thursday, March 5, 2009

These are heady times at the editorial offices of the New York Times and at the Washington, D.C., home of Sojourners...

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More on Rush

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

All these highbrow conservative attacks on Limbaugh keep missing the point...

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Quiet choice of envoy raises questions on Iran

with Condoleezza Rice, Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dennis Ross spent only a couple of years in Bay Area academia, but he left a lasting impression on his colleagues...

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Bottom Line

with Michael Spencevia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Digging deeper: The conventional wisdom that 2010 will be the "year of recovery," as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke put it, is looking a tad inoperative...

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Harvard Prof: Depression Chances One in Five

with Robert J. Barrovia NewsMax
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Predictions of a recovery are a dime a dozen these days, but a Harvard researcher who has closely examined economies around the world back to the time of Lincoln has this sobering viewpoint: There’s a decent chance we’re in for a real, out-and-out depression...

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Clinton Meets with Abbas

with George P. Shultzvia New American
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) leaders in Ramallah, West Bank, on March 4, including Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and President Mahmoud Abbas...

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Jeb Bush Lauds Fla. Experience with Opportunity Scholarships

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution today (Mar. 4), in which he is hopeful about the effort of Georgia State Sen. Eric Johnson to bring opportunity scholarships to Georgia children -- such scholarships give low-income families access to high performing schools and can put competitive pressure on low-performing schools...

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Ivory Tower Unswayed by Crashing Economy

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

For years economists who have challenged free market theory have been the Rodney Dangerfields of the profession...

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11:00-U.S. Debt

with John B. Taylorvia Diane Rehm Show (Washington, DC)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

President Obama's budget projects the federal government will borrow $2.6 trillion this year and another $1.1 trillion in 2010...

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The Market

with Robert J. Barrovia Mother Jones
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

One of the memes making the rounds in the leftosphere these days is that the media pays way too much attention to the stock market...

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Secondary Sources: Depression Odds, Iceland, Sticky Prices

with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Depression Odds: Writing for the Journal, Robert Barro estimates a 20% chance that the U.S. economy will fall into a depression...

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What Students Really Need -- Disciplined Minds

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Several evenings ago, I went to an event at the Stanford Law School co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)...

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Morning Skim: Who Speaks for the G.O.P., Depression Odds and More

with Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wall Street Journal: Robert J. Barro says that according to his calculations, there is a 20 percent chance the current crisis will turn into a depression:...

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It's the Economy, Stupid

with Robert J. Barrovia Manchester Evening News (UK)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

In times like these it is impossible to ignore the sort of news and debate that was once buried safely in the business pages...

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Liberal derangement

with Daniel Pipesvia Spectator (UK)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

There has never been a situation like this...