Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sociology and Other 'Meathead' Majors

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Archie Bunker was right to be skeptical of his son-in-law's opinions...

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for an Iranian-Oil-Free Zone

by Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We can punish the mullahs by disallowing imports that used Iranian oil in blending or manufacture...

Analysis and Commentary

Back to the Drachma

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal Europe
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Greece faces default no matter what it does, but only abandoning the euro would give it a chance at growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Seductive Beliefs

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It is hard to reconcile "exploitation" theories with the facts...

Analysis and Commentary

Seductive Beliefs: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The only thing surprising about Barack Obama's latest blow against Israel is that there are people who are surprised...

Analysis and Commentary

Reelecting Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memo to GOP: Obama will campaign against Bush (again) and play the race card. Don’t let him get away with it...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Tech Bubble in the Offing?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, May 30, 2011

It is only a decade later, but a second dotcom boom has begun, and some early signs are surfacing of a possibly another bubble...

Analysis and Commentary

Regulatory Capture and Reckless Endangerment

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, May 30, 2011

How can we prevent regulatory capture and thereby avoid the harmful policy it causes? Studying economics is not enough, at least according to Reckless Endangerment...

Analysis and Commentary

Funny Girl, Sad Tale of State Government

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 30, 2011

Ordinarily a cash-strapped state looking to unload some prime acreage near the Pacific Ocean would seem a marriage of convenience – unless the wedding party includes the State of California, Barbra Streisand, and a bunch of angry folks dwelling in Malibu...

Analysis and Commentary

What We Might Remember This Memorial Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, May 30, 2011

Our willingness to intervene overseas has made the world a better place...

Analysis and Commentary

Manliness and Morality

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Weekly Standard
Monday, May 30, 2011

The transgressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Thought About Al Madhwani

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, May 29, 2011

One further thought about the D.C. Circuit’s Al Madhwani opinion...

Analysis and Commentary

Californians brainstorm state's political issues

by David Davenport, Lenny Mendoncavia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's hardly news that Californians are frustrated with politics as usual...But a large part of the problem is the disillusionment and lack of engagement by Californians themselves...Stay tuned, California. The people are about to speak...!

Analysis and Commentary

The 2012 Election Hinges on Whether Voters Believe in the Free Lunch

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, May 27, 2011

The 2012 election may depend on whether voters understand that free lunches are not free...

Analysis and Commentary

Five Thoughts on the Situation

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 27, 2011

Here are five quick thoughts about the legislative tussling over the AUMF and detention policy following yesterday’s House vote to pass the NDAA and its provisions on the subject...

Analysis and Commentary

Toward Less Fed in Your Ed

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Friday, May 27, 2011

The threat of a federal intrusion is real, but has little to do with a “national curriculum”...

Interviews
Interviews

Outrage in Syria over boy's death

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Monday, May 30, 2011

CNN's John King and Arwa Damon speak with Prof. Fouad Ajami about the anti-government protests in Syria...

Interviews

Michael Spence on Charlie Rose

with Michael Spencevia Charlie Rose
Friday, May 27, 2011

Michael Spence author of “The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multi-Speed World”...

In the News
In the News

War & Security with Michael Chertoff: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
In the News

Reforms? What Reforms?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cass Sunstein’s regulatory fiddling...

In the News

Easterly on Benevolent Autocrats and Growth

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 30, 2011
In the News

War & Security with Michael Chertoff: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 30, 2011
In the News

GOP presidential hopefuls yet to radiate in state

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 29, 2011
In the News

Hard Times, Fewer Crimes

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 28, 2011
In the News

David Mamet's Coming Out Party

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 28, 2011