Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Common Core Sanity Check of the Day: Estimation Is Not a Fuzzy Math Skill

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Those who criticize the Common Core standards for asking kids to estimate the answer to a math problem get a few things wrong.

Analysis and Commentary

An Up-and-Sideways German Move Against Europe's Central Bank

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mario Draghi, chief of the European Central Bank, stands accused of usurpation and crimes against national sovereignty. Beyond the legalisms, that is effectively the charge brought against Mr. Draghi's ECB before the German Constitutional Court. But Mr.

US Political Parties
Analysis and Commentary

Sure, Congress is Polarized. But Other Legislatures Are More So.

by David Bradyvia The Monkey Cage (Washington Post)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

If polarization is an American problem, why is it higher in other countries?

Analysis and Commentary

When Will the Backlash Occur?

by Scott W. Atlasvia FoxNews.com
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Americans watching the Affordable Care Act’s implementation are witnessing a government policy debacle that is as large as any in memory.

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons of World War I

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Much of what we think we know is false; what really happened matters desperately to us today.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Enemy Action

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Something other than inexperience and a lack of knowledge is driving the president's policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Next Time Remember the Lessons from Stimulus Packages

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, February 17, 2014

It's the five-year anniversary of the 2009 stimulus package. I've done a slew of empirical research on the stimulus in those years from predicting in advance that its impact would be small to estim...

Analysis and Commentary

Cameron's Student Visa Policy is a Disastrous Own Goal

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, February 17, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

The Myth of Excess Enrollments in College

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Save California Now!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Just a handful of legislative acts might still save California. Here are 12 brief examples:1. The Hetch Hetchy Smelt and Salmon ActThis so-called “Skip a Shower, Save a Smelt Act” would transfer c

Analysis and Commentary

Jerry Brown is Vulnerable in Theory, Not Reality

by Carson Brunovia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, February 16, 2014

In less than 275 days, Californians will decide if Gov. Jerry Brown deserves a historic fourth term as chief executive.

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Non-GMO Cheerios Add No Value

by Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conkovia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Alisa Gravitz, responding (letters, Feb. 4) to our " General Mills. Has a Soggy Idea for Cheerios" (op-ed, Jan. 21), is wrong on every count.

Interviews
Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show (19:30)

with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 14, 2014

Daniel Henninger, WSJ WONDER LAND. John Tamny, Forbes.com. Kori Schake, Defining Ideas (Hoover).  Admiral Gary Roughead, Hoover Institution.

Interviews

Admiral Gary Roughead on the John Batchelor Show (31:07)

with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 14, 2014

Daniel Henninger, WSJ WONDER LAND. John Tamny, Forbes.com. Kori Schake, Defining Ideas (Hoover).  Admiral Gary Roughead, Hoover Institution.

Interviews

Tammy Frisby on the John Batchelor Show (19:57)

with Tammy Frisbyvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 14, 2014

Jim McTague, Barron's Washington. Mica Rosenberg, Reuters. Tammy Frisby, Hoover. Gregory Copley, author, UnCivilization.

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (20:01)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 14, 2014

Bret Stephens, WSJ Global View. Richard A Epstein, Defining Ideas Hoover Institution. 

In the News
In the News

Nobel Winner’s Frank Advice to China’s Leadership

with Michael Spencevia New York Times
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In the News

States Sued Over Education Funding

with Eric Hanushekvia USA Today
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Any week now, the Kansas Supreme Court will rule on a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts alleging that school spending cuts violate the state's constitution, which promises

In the News

Calomiris and Haber on Fragile by Design

with Russell Roberts, Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia EconTalk
Monday, February 17, 2014

Charles Calomiris of Columbia University and Stephen Haber of Stanford University, co-authors of Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their book. The conversation focuses on how...

In the News

Common Core Curriculum Now Has Critics on the Left

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia New York Times
Sunday, February 16, 2014
In the News

Janet Yellen's Problem

with John B. Taylor, Allan H. Meltzervia CNBC
Friday, February 14, 2014

Fed Chair Janet Yellen's rules-deficient Fed can't control employment.