Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
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Analysis and Commentary

Is the Sharing Economy a Rip-Off?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Don't buy Dean Baker's hype.

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

A Litany of Grandiose Claims

by Kori Schakevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

President Obama’s speech was a litany of grandiose claims unenforced by policy: a paean to the Law of the Sea Convention, of which he has put no effort into ratification; a restatement of the need to close Guantanamo; “new restrictions on how America collects and uses intelligence”; a “willingness to act on behalf of human dignity.”

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Analysis and Commentary

What Was D-Day?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C.

Analysis and Commentary

The Latest Hoover Golden State Poll: Open Primary, Wide-Open Field; Policy Differences Between Voters and Sacramento

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, May 29, 2014

On Tuesday, Californians go to the polls in the first of the year’s two statewide votes. The “open primary” – so-called because voters can choose any candidate they prefer, with the top-two finishers in state and congressional races advancing to the general election regardless of party affiliation – is a test of political reform in the Golden State. Are Californians more or less interested in their choices given this new latitude, or is it business as usual?

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Analysis and Commentary

Dave Camp's Good Tax Policy Is Good Politics, Too

by Lanhee J. Chen mentioning Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg View
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In this election year, it’s no surprise that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s effort to reform the federal tax code has met significant resistance both on Wall Street and in Washington.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Second Amendment and Mass Shootings

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Richard Epstein takes a critical look at contending interpretations of the Second Amendment and considers whether gun control measures can prevent mass shootings like the one that recently occurred in California.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Case Against Reparations for Slavery

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For true racial justice, let's promote the rule of law, deregulate the labor market, and embrace the charter school movement.

California’s Primary Dilemma
Analysis and Commentary

California’s Primary Dilemma

by Carson Brunovia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jerry Brown’s clear path to re-election may be a disservice to the Golden State.

Interviews
EU and Eastern Europe Relations
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (10:08)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory discusses current events in Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

Global Puzzle Pieces
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: A new grand strategy for America

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This is the transcript of an interview conducted with Professor Niall Ferguson. This interview is part of The Daily’s “Ideas of an International Order” series, running April 27-30, 2014, which explores the potential for evolving and contrasting concepts of an international system in the 21st century and what America can or should do in response.

In the News
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In the News

Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly Lead California Governor's Race, Poll Finds

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for reelection and Republican tea party favorite Tim Donnelly, an assemblyman from Twin Peaks in San Bernardino County, remains his strongest challenger, according to a new opinion poll released by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on Wednesday.

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In the News

New Hoover Poll: Tea Party Fave Donnelly With 7-point Margin Over Kashkari

with Bill Whalen, Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With Democrat Jerry Brown still holding a commanding lead in the California governor’s race, the Republican contest for second place remains lively — with Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly enjoying a 7-point advantage over former Treasury official Neel Kashkari, according to a new Golden State Poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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In the News

The Call of American Liberty

featuring David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd, George H. Nashvia Library of Law and Liberty
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New power emerges out of confusion—and ours is a confused age. No dominant historical narrative supplies us with a common story, and without a common story we belong neither to each other nor to shared ideals.

US Economy
In the News

Doom-and-gloom investors led astray by politics Opinion: Those who think the world is going to collapse better get a reality check

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia MarketWatch
Thursday, May 29, 2014

We haven’t seen another stock market crash or a new Great Depression. The euro hasn’t imploded. Gold hasn’t gone near $5,000 an ounce. And true hyperinflation is nowhere to be found except in some pundits’ fevered imaginations.

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In the News

Californians Want State Budget Surplus Spent on Taxpayer Refunds

featuring Hoover Institutionvia CalWatchDog.com
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

California taxpayers want their money back.