Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Good Riddance!

by Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When Republicans appoint justices like John Paul Stevens to the Supreme Court, it does lasting damage to the country.

Analysis and Commentary

The Solace of Poor U.S.-Israel Relations

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The silver lining of this relationship’s deterioration: Strong U.S.-Israel ties induce irreversible Israeli mistakes.

Analysis and Commentary

The Sixties

by Peter M. Robinson with Christopher Hitchensvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, April 12, 2010

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, an offering from the vault: Christopher Hitchens joins the father of us all, William F. Buckley, Jr., in reflecting on the Sixties on the thirtieth anniversary of 1968. A program filmed in 1998.

Analysis and Commentary

Chinese influence in U.S. schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, April 12, 2010

How do you feel about the government of China paying for American public schools to teach our kids Mandarin? And sending teachers from China to the U.S. to assist in this venture?

Analysis and Commentary

From Reagan to Obama

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 12, 2010

President Barack Obama shares President Ronald Reagan's desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He also shares Reagan's conviction that as long as nuclear weapons exist, the United States must maintain its deterrent capability through a stockpile of nuclear weapons that are secure, safe and reliable.

Analysis and Commentary

Alan Greenspan’s Thoughts Circa 1980

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, April 12, 2010

In 1980 the Hoover Institution published its longest and most influential policy book, The United States in the 1980s, whose contributors included many members and advisors of the Reagan administration.

Analysis and Commentary

Multicultural Dogma Fetters Advancement

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, April 12, 2010

One of the most ominous developments of our time has been the multicultural dogma that all cultures are equal.

Analysis and Commentary

A glimmer in Poland's darkness

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, April 12, 2010

This second Katyn offers a message of hope for a country that has won its place as a free fatherland.

Analysis and Commentary

Republicans' Lamentable Legacy: Easy-To-Confirm Court Nominees

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, April 12, 2010

When Supreme Court Justices retire, there is usually some pious talk about their "service," especially when it has been a long "service." But the careers of all too many of these retiring jurists, including currently retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, have been an enormous disservice to this country.

Analysis and Commentary

The EU is subsidising Greece

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands)
Monday, April 12, 2010

The agreement between the EU and Athens makes it easy for other EU countries to play the same game.

Analysis and Commentary

Tyler Cowen's Speech at APEE

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, April 12, 2010

I heard a very good speech by Tyler Cowen at the Association for Private Enterprise Education conference in Las Vegas today. It was titled "Why Is It Such a Deep and Long Recession?"

Analysis and Commentary

Rights made possible by wrongs

by Tibor R. Machanvia Gaston Gazette (NC)
Monday, April 12, 2010

The idea that health care and other welfare measures are fundamental rights everyone has goes back a couple of centuries. In this theory, human beings are viewed as prisoners of their circumstances.

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mic, April 10-11

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, April 10, 2010

Those who see the Warren Court era as indispensible for the triumph of freedom and liberty may soon have another chance to confront its unintended consequences as the battle is joined over President Barack Obama's pick to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

Interviews
Interviews

America's Morning News

with Fouad Ajamivia Talk Radio News Service
Monday, April 12, 2010

Senior Fellow Fouad Ajami talks to John McCaslin about the situation in Afghanistan.

In the News
In the News

Are you a criminal?

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Indianapolis Star
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Decades ago, I joined the Sherlock Holmes Society and retraced the great fictional detective's footsteps through Victorian London.

In the News

Taxes should not be torture

with Alvin Rabushkavia Washington Times
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

As April 15 approaches like an incomin monsoon, millions of Americans brace for the pain of writing checks to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In the News

NBER Says Premature to Declare End of U.S. Recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Monday, April 12, 2010

The panel responsible for deciding when U.S. recessions begin and end said it’s too soon to declare the current slump is over, prompting a public dissent from one of its eight members.

In the News

A Dangerous, Short-Sighted Policy

with William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 12, 2010

One year ago, President Obama told a Prague audience that, "To put an end to Cold War thinking, we will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy . . . ."

In the News

Recession over? Panel of economists isn't sure yet

with Robert E. Hallvia McClatchy Newspapers
Monday, April 12, 2010

Most mainstream economists think the nation's deep recession is over, but a special body that makes such a determination took a pass Monday, saying what many Americans intuitively feel, that the data remain inconclusive.

In the News

Committee Reluctant to Mark End of Recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 12, 2010

The committee of academic economists that dates the beginning and end of recessions said it isn't ready to put an end date on the recession that started in December 2007.

In the News

Rice raises money for Whitman

with Condoleezza Ricevia All in Favor (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Monday, April 12, 2010

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be in San Diego on Tuesday to raise money for Meg Whitman's campaign for the Republican nomination for governor.