Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bipartisan Betrayal

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

With immigration, as with other issues, the most important decision is: Who is to make the decision?

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State Tests, NAEP Often a Mismatch

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Many of the states that claim to have large shares of their students reaching proficiency in reading and mathematics under the No Child Left Behind Act have set less stringent standards for meeting that threshold than lower-performing states, a new federal study finds...

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Do away with public schools

with Milton Friedmanvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Here's a good question for you: Why have public schools at all?

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McCain's quest to win over state leads him to Bay Area

with Hoover Institutionvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The gray, slightly balding man sitting in the cramped lobby of the Days Inn near the San Jose airport, sipping a grande cappuccino, had a familiar face...

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“That Wall”

with Richard V. Allen, Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It was 20 years ago, on June 12, 1987, that Ronald Reagan issued a challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev...

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Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don’t: John R. Lott, Jr.

with Milton Friedmanvia Free-Market News Network
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

John R. Lott, Jr., has been a prolific and important contributor to the academic literature of economics, but his most interesting work has not always been accessible to a wider audience...

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Our Hero

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

“The great man or woman in history,” the philsopher Sidney Hook argues in his book, The Hero in History...

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US signals permanent stay in Iraq

with Larry Diamondvia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

This spring's debate over a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq may have implied that the US presence there is likely to wind down soon, but recent comments from both the administration and military officials suggest a different scenario...

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Triple Standards

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What explains the sudden Fred Thompson Craze that propels a virtual non-candidate to among the top Republican presidential candidates?

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"Tear Down This Wall"

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Power Line
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Twenty years ago today Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and gave the speech heard 'round the world...

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Speaking Truth to Evil

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Blogger News Network
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Twenty years ago today, the President of the United States did what every single diplomat told him not to do, but he did it because he believed it was the right thing to do...

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'Wall' speech set Reagan apart

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Washington Times
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Comparing current politicians to Ronald Reagan is a "terrible mistake," said the man who wrote Mr. Reagan's famous "tear down this wall" speech 20 years ago...

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Reagan's 'tear down this wall' speech turns 20

with George P. Shultzvia USA Today
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

When Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago Tuesday and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," few believed it might someday happen...

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“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Hot Air
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It was 20 years ago today that President Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall, overruled his foreign policy handlers and delivered a memorable line written by Peter Robinson...

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McCain taps state for funds as TV actor rival visits Stanford

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

U.S. Senator John McCain, pounded from the GOP right by conservatives on immigration and from moderates on his support for the president's Iraq policies, faces another challenge this week -- trying to scoop campaign cash from California's political ATM while being elbowed by a crowd of presidential hopefuls...

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Labor of love yields results

with Robert Conquestvia Hill
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Having just handed Lee Edwards a 24-point memo on how to build a memorial in Washington, a National Parks Service official offered his own addendum: “It’s going to take longer than you think..."

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Experts: The Risks--And Rewards--Of Investing in Russia

with David Sattervia CNBC
Monday, June 11, 2007

If you want ulcers with your profits, Russia is the place for you...

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The Speech That Brought Down a Wall

with George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Time Magazine
Monday, June 11, 2007

The four most famous words of Ronald Reagan's Presidency almost were never uttered...

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Murray N. Rothbard: In Memoriam

with Milton Friedmanvia Independent Institute
Monday, June 11, 2007

Murray Rothbard’s scholarship spanned an enormous range, including philosophy, methodology, economic theory, the history of economic and political thought, economic history, economic policy, law, and contemporary politics...

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Private Payers Subsidize Public Programs; Only Slight Effect from Uninsured

with Daniel P. Kesslervia California Chronicle
Monday, June 11, 2007

Government underpayments to hospitals in the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs are a substantial factor in driving up private health care costs, according to a study released last week by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE)...

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The Poverty Platform

with Herbert Hoover, Paul M. Romervia New York Times Magazine
Sunday, June 10, 2007

In April 1964, when Lyndon Johnson sought to rally public support for his new War on Poverty, he did it while sitting on a pile of two-by-fours on a front porch in Inez, Ky. — an appearance that helped establish the Appalachian South as a national symbol of economic deprivation...

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Seizing the Moment

with Morris P. Fiorina, Peter M. Robinsonvia US News and World Report
Sunday, June 10, 2007

On the pleasantly warm but overcast afternoon of June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall and spoke six words that resonated deeply with millions who endured Soviet domination throughout Europe and among proponents of democracy around the world...

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Why Washington Can’t Get Much Done

with Morris P. Fiorinavia New York Times
Sunday, June 10, 2007

Members of Congress — with the possible exceptions of Senator Robert C. Byrd and Representative John D. Dingell — come and go...