Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Oil Drilling
Analysis and Commentary

Who Caused the August 1990 Spike in Oil Prices?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 30, 2014

Who caused the August 1990 spike in oil prices? If you learned that someone had reduced the supply of oil substantially just before the spike, wouldn't you think that that someone caused the price increase?

High school students in class
Analysis and Commentary

How Teachers Unions Use 'Common Core' to Undermine Reform

by Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 30, 2014

This year's battle over the introduction of Common Core standards in public schools has diverted attention from a more important but quieter battle led by teachers unions to eliminate school accountability and teacher evaluations.

Hoover fellows testify at congressional hearings
Analysis and Commentary

Congress Actually Decided The Hobby Lobby Case Decades Ago

by David Davenportvia Forbes.com
Monday, June 30, 2014

You can bet on hand-wringing and outrage about judicial activism and political motives behind the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case but, in fact, this case was all but decided in 1993 when Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Mess with Messiahs

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In Obama’s most recent — and embarrassing — public whine, he lashed out at the once-obsequious press. 

The globe in slices
Analysis and Commentary

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Allies

by Kori Schakevia ForeignPolicy.com
Monday, June 30, 2014

 The Obama administration has achieved a landmark heretofore considered impossible: they are making America's allies homesick for the administration of George W. Bush. 

Analysis and Commentary

Wrong on Abortion Picketing

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court elevates intellectual sophistication above common sense.
Interviews
Federal Reserve
Interviews

John Taylor on the Santelli Exchange

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, June 30, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discussed his Wall Street Journal piece, “The Fed Needs to Return to Monetary Rules,” on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange

US Capitol
Interviews

Morris Fiorina on Between the Poles (1:07)

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia On The Media
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Senior Fellow Morris Fiorina discussed politics on Between the Poles