Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare: Kiss Your Access Goodbye

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

President Obama and the Democratic Congress repeat a mantra so often that it has become a truism: America's health care system is a scandalous failure, and it is absolutely urgent that we fix it now...

Analysis and Commentary

Republicans in the Wilderness

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Gallup poll last week showed that far more Americans describe themselves as "conservatives" than as "liberals."...

Analysis and Commentary

Pedicab Regulation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Around 7:30 a.m., on June 10, 2009, a pedicab driver crashed into a taxicab while getting off the Williamsburg Bridge, injuring himself and his passenger...

Analysis and Commentary

Another “Good Thing”

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Even if the "stimulus" package doesn't seem to be doing much to stimulate the economy, it is certainly stimulating many potential recipients of government money to start lining up at the trough...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama is right: this is no time for posturing on Iran

by Philip Bobbittvia London Evening Standard
Monday, June 22, 2009

The Iran crisis has presented President Barack Obama with a very difficult problem - and the first real test of his new policy of engagement with the Muslim world...

In the News
In the News

Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dambisa Moyo explains how she escaped the dire poverty that marks Africa today...

In the News

Do not presume results

with Eric Hanushekvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Some people have certain presumptions — for example, that the government is better suited to handling problems than individuals or private entities...

In the News

Why detest the test?

with Diane Ravitchvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, June 22, 2009

At a panel at Columbia University, an audience member asked education researcher Diane Ravitch whether parents should be concerned about “teachers teaching to the test.”...

In the News

Obama Draws Criticism For Iran Response

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Monday, June 22, 2009

As rallies continue on the streets of Tehran, the Obama administration is under pressure to side more openly with demonstrators who are protesting against the results of Iran's presidential election...

In the News

Iran's Revolutionary Guards

with Abbas Milanivia GlobalSecurity.Org (VA)
Monday, June 22, 2009

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was founded in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution to defend the regime against internal and external threats, but has since expanded far beyond its original mandate...

In the News

U.S. downplays, but doesn’t dismiss, threats from North Korea

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Kansas City Star
Monday, June 22, 2009

A North Korean cargo ship readies for a standoff on the high seas while, thousands of miles away, vacationers in Hawaii joke about being attacked on the Fourth of July...

In the News

What Caused the Financial Meltdown?

with Niall Fergusonvia Claremont Institute
Monday, June 22, 2009

Any list of inventions that have transformed the human condition would include the plough, the printing press, the steam engine, and the generation of electricity...

In the News

Obama’s Arms Control Ideas Unrealistic

with William J. Perryvia Human Events Online
Monday, June 22, 2009

President Obama must heed the advice of a new congressional commission which warns against bargaining away our nuclear deterrent at the upcoming Moscow summit...

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The Quiet American: William Perry's unfinished business

with William J. Perryvia UKDF Defence Viewpoints (Blog) (UK)
Monday, June 22, 2009

Turning up to hear former US Secretary of State for Defense William Perry address a meeting of the Henry Jackson Society at the House of Commons the other day, I had it mind to investigate the following:...

In the News

New York public schools education scam

with Diane Ravitchvia Examiner (DC)
Sunday, June 21, 2009

What's worse than a school district that refuses to implement an effective methodology, proven to help dyslexics and other reading disorders?..

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The Data Game

by Diane Ravitch with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ah, data. A new study from the Center on Education Policy finds that state tests scores have been rising steadily since the passage of NCLB...