Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
US-Iran Relations
Analysis and Commentary

Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanctions

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

David Sanger recently reported that the Executive branch thinks it can suspend “the vast majority” of congressional sanctions unilaterally if it reaches a deal with Iran to forestall that nation’s nuclear weapons program. 

Analysis and Commentary

When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 20, 2014

Heavy-handed enforcement of the law has discouraged private conservation efforts.

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

Time To Start Thinking Democratic Shake-up?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

With two week to go until Election Day, it may be premature to start tap-dancing on a grave. That said, there’s the question of what the Democrats’ next move (or moves) should be if the November vote doesn’t go their way.

Analysis and Commentary

The War Against Airbnb

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 20, 2014

The company does a real service to visitors of New York City but regulators resent its entrepreneurial spirit. 

Analysis and Commentary

Predatory Journalism

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."

Analysis and Commentary

What California’s Top-Two Primary Predicts for November (Senate)

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Monday, October 20, 2014

California’s top-two election system is still new and that means analysis of it is seriously lacking in comprehensive data, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start digging into possible trends.

Obama, Bush at White House, Nov. 11, 2008.
Analysis and Commentary

The Biggest Lie

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The very mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw Republican defensiveness as key to their recovery in 2006.

Chainlink fence with an american flag.
Analysis and Commentary

There's A Better Way To Do Immigration Reform

by Timothy Kanevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Immigration is the definitive wedge issue in American politics, but it doesn't have to be. When the Senate's Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act failed to pass the House this year, it was the third such failure of comprehensive reform in a decade.

Pen and Paper
Analysis and Commentary

The Letter That Obama Should Write To Putin On Ukraine--But Won't

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, October 20, 2014

President Obama’s failed reset and his weak response to Putin’s War Against Ukraine stuck him with a reputation of indecisiveness and naïveté, reinforced by cumulating foreign policy failures.

Interviews
Johan Laidoner in KGB prison in 1953 (courtesy of National Archives of Estonia)
Interviews

Mark Harrison on Radio New Zealand

interview with Mark Harrisonvia Radio New Zealand
Monday, October 20, 2014

Research Fellow Mark Harrison discusses his research on the Lithuanian KGB on New Zealand Radio.

In the News
In the News

Adam Smith: Guide to a Happy Life

featuring Russell Robertsvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 20, 2014

Poor Adam Smith. The great Scot was among the most important thinkers who ever lived, yet in the mind of fan and foe alike he survives as little more than a disembodied “invisible hand.”

American Flags
In the News

Honda, Khanna Hustle for Votes in Fight for South Bay House Seat

quoting Bill Whalenvia KQED
Monday, October 20, 2014

It’s crunch time in the 17th Congressional District. Longtime incumbent Mike Honda is battling to keep his House seat against another Democrat, Ro Khanna.