Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Audacity of Rhetoric

by Thomas Sowell with Shelby Steelevia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It is painful to watch defenders of Barack Obama tying themselves into knots trying to evade the obvious....

Analysis and Commentary

Bipartisan Primary Blues

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Leaders of the Democratic party and much of the media are wringing their hands over what to do about Democratic voters in Florida and Michigan, in order not to leave them out of the process of picking a nominee, which might alienate them as far as the general election in November is concerned....

Analysis and Commentary

The Taking of Port Chester

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, March 24, 2008

This is America....

Analysis and Commentary

What a Long Strange Race It's Been

by James W. Ceaservia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, March 22, 2008

If Americans selected their president by the party they preferred, no one doubts that a Democrat would be moving into the White House next January....

In the News
In the News

Legal Bondage

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New Republic
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The day of Eliot Spitzer's ignominious resignation, I reread one of the most splenetic dissents in the recent history of the Supreme Court: the jeremiad Antonin Scalia wrote in response to the Lawrence v. Texas ruling that legalized sodomy....

In the News

Anger, Forgiveness, and Obama

with Shelby Steelevia American Thinker
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

For months and months the suspense has been palpable....

In the News

Walking on glass

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wall Street crises have consequences....

In the News

Bridging Differences: When Schools are Scary

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Since I don’t imagine that any state or school district plans to roll back its school attendance requirements—no more than you intended your bored student to leave school and go home—I am not going to debate whether school is or is not a scary place for most kids....

In the News

McCain Filling Campaign Coffers In California

with Bill Whalenvia KPIX-TV
Monday, March 24, 2008

Likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain returned to California Monday for a three-day campaign swing to take a shot at putting California back in the Republican column this fall....

In the News

Are workers falling behind because of rising health care costs?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, March 24, 2008

As is often the case, the glass is half-empty over at the Washington Post....

In the News

Munger on Subsidies and Externalities

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 24, 2008

Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of subsidies....

In the News

Next president will inherit fiscal challenge

with John B. Taylorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, March 23, 2008

The two lawyers and the Navy pilot running for president declared their candidacies during a long economic expansion....

In the News

Barack Obama: toxic mentors start to corrode pristine campaign

with Shelby Steelevia Times
Sunday, March 23, 2008

Long before Barack Obama launched his campaign for the White House, when he was considering a run for the US Senate in 2003, he paid an intriguing visit to a former Chicago sewers inspector who had risen to become one of the most influential African-American politicians in Illinois....

In the News

Intelligence Doping

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 23, 2008

"Sports doping"--the use of anabolic steroids and other drugs to increase athletic performance, as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and other prominent professional athletes have been accused of doing--is intensely controversial....

In the News

Higher taxes? Possibly, but don't sap our strength

with Eric Hanushekvia Star Tribune (MN)
Sunday, March 23, 2008

With respect for the difficult decisions legislators and governors have to make -- up-or-down votes on complicated issues that people like me have the luxury of avoiding -- let me suggest a tax approach that takes account of troubling numbers and trends that increasingly will impinge on Minnesota and the country....