Hoover Daily Report
Featured
Featured

Reducing Carbon Emissions With Nuclear Power

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If we’re going to move to a low-carbon future in a way that makes fiscal and environmental sense, nuclear power needs to play a continuing, critical role.

an image
Featured

Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is Racist—Will California Be Far Behind?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

California’s latest K–12 test scores were released earlier this month. Despite spending 26 percent more per pupil after inflation since 2011, test scores remain low, and improvement is proceeding at a glacial pace. Just 40 percent of California schoolchildren are proficient at math. What should be done? Seattle’s idea is to teach their students that US math education is racist, is used to oppress people of color and the disadvantaged, and has been used to exploit natural resources.

Featured

New York’s Pipeline Fiasco

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 28, 2019

The seeds of the current crisis lie in our perverse system of permit approvals.

Featured

The Fed Needs Trust, Not Tactics

by Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 28, 2019

Interest-rate cuts won’t hold off the next downturn. The central bank must assure markets with a plan.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Anatomy Of 2020: Weighing Issues, Candidates, And The State Of Our Union

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Impeachment, and then what?

Analysis and Commentary

Baby Sharks Take To The Streets

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"Baby Shark, do do, do-do, do-do, Baby Shark, do do, do-do, do-do. . . . ” I am not sure how reassuring I would find that song if I were 15 months old, in a car surrounded by a crowd of political protesters. However, credit to them for doing their best to soothe the little Lebanese lad, whose mother had made the mistake of driving into their demonstration last week.

Analysis and Commentary

The Moral Idiocy Of Linguistic Segregation

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A reflection on the brouhaha over Trump's use of the word "lynching".

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: The Single-Item Agenda Of The Democrats: Impeachment

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Democrats seem to have an impeachment problem.

Analysis and Commentary

Vladimir Bukovsky RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 28, 2019

Tom G. Palmer, at Cato @ Liberty, has written a moving tribute to Vladimir Bukovsky, who died yesterday at age 76. I had always wondered why the Soviet government didn’t outright murder him. I think I understand a little better after reading Tom’s tribute.

Interviews
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: How Would The Impeachment Inquiry Affect The Election?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the House of Representatives' plan to take its first vote to support the ongoing impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump and the potential implications for the presidential election.

Interviews

John Yoo: Lt. Col. Vindman To Testify On Concerns Over Trump's Ukraine Call

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the impeachment fight and protecting the office of the president.

Interviews

The Weekly With Peter Robinson

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia C-SPAN
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses President Reagan, the GOP, and the American Presidency.

Interviews

Author Andrew Roberts On His New Book “Leadership In War”

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Fox News
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Roberts discusses his latest book, Leadership In War: Essential Lessons From Those Who Made History.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: Trump's Foreign Policy Revealed From ISIS Leader's Death

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul joins a panel to discuss the secret military mission that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and what it means for ISIS moving forward.

In the News
In the News

QE Or Not, World’s Most Elite Bond Club Is Getting Its Mojo Back

quoting Darrell Duffievia Yahoo Finance
Monday, October 28, 2019

Regardless of what you think about the Federal Reserve’s decision to get back into the business of buying Treasuries, one thing is clear: It’s a good time to be a primary dealer.

In the News

Mattis On US Message To Terrorists From Baghdadi Raid: ‘We’ll Find You And Kill You’

quoting General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, October 28, 2019

Jim Mattis commended the American troops who followed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi “to the ends of the earth” to kill the terrorist leader.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Says Stop Blaming Global Slowdown, Look Inwards For Why India’s Struggling

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 28, 2019

Neither global economic woes nor rising oil prices are to blame for India's slowdown, according to Raghuram Rajan.

In the News

The Voting Age Should Not Be Lowered To 16

mentioning David Davenportvia The News Record
Monday, October 28, 2019

Recently, there has been a push to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. Last March, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal), advocated the voting age to be lowered. "I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said. “I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school, when they're interested in all of this, when they're learning about government, to be able to vote.” Other supporters include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass).

In the News

After Baghdadi, A Candidate To Lead ISIS Emerges

quoting Cole Bunzelvia CNN Politics
Monday, October 28, 2019

What remains of ISIS -- the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- is yet to acknowledge the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who died in a raid by US forces in northern Syria on Saturday.

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force in 2011.
In the News

“Cold War II”: Applied History Seminar On U.S.-China Relations With Niall Ferguson And Graham Allison

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Kennedy School
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Niall Ferguson and Graham Allison, co-directors of the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project, will discuss “Cold War II” between the U.S. and China.  

In the News

HAI 2019 Fall Conference: Conversation, With Reid Hoffman And DJ Patil

mentioning Amy Zegartvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 28, 2019

The two technologists, in conversation with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart, shared visions for ethical education, concerns for data privacy and the need for integrating technology in policy-making — bridging “the suits and the hoodies,” as Hoffman jokingly said — while acknowledging that the misuse of technology could lead to unintended harm.