Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus Has Been a Washington Job Killer

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The political graveyards are full of politicians who thought that temporary, targeted economic policies would get them re-elected...

Analysis and Commentary

The 'Hunger' Hoax

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The political left has turned obesity among low-income individuals into an argument that low-income people cannot afford nutritious food...But this attempt to salvage something from the "hunger in America" hoax collapses like a house of cards when you stop and think about it...

Analysis and Commentary

'Stop Whining'?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

If there was ever any doubt that the Democrats take the black vote for granted, that doubt should have been put to rest when Barack Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, "Stop whining!"...

Analysis and Commentary

Misleading neonatal data distort rankings

by Scott W. Atlasvia USA Today
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Infant mortality rates are extremely misleading, contaminated by factors unrelated to health care quality, and plagued by inconsistencies and gross inaccuracies, all of which specifically disadvantage the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

Ten Lessons from Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In less than three years Barack Obama has reversed all expectations...

Analysis and Commentary

Release the al-Aulaqi OLC opinion, Or Its Reasoning

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, October 3, 2011

I agree that the administration should release a redacted version of the opinion, or should extract the legal analysis and place it in another document that can be released consistent with restrictions on classified information...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Rick Perry Abandoning School Accountability and Merit Pay?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, October 3, 2011

Does Rick Perry really want to dismantle the Texas accountability system? Unless he does, he should not be using the same waiver technique the White House is using to gut No Child Left Behind...

Analysis and Commentary

In Praise of an Extraordinary Teacher of Economics

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, October 3, 2011

Those of us who teach economics stand on the shoulders of those who taught us economics...

Analysis and Commentary

Prosecuting Israelis?

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, September 30, 2011

Many close observers of Palestine’s bid for statehood at the U.N. believe their primary motive is to join the International Criminal Court and seek charges against Israel for war crimes in Gaza. But it’s not at all clear that will happen...

Interviews
Interviews

Wanted Terrorist Killed in Yemen

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia NBC Bay Area News
Friday, September 30, 2011

Local reaction to the death of a wanted Al-Qaida leader...

In the News
In the News

Paul Ryan on Health Care: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
In the News

What Happened to Post-Racial America?

with Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
In the News

The Debit Card Stealth Tax

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We need to repeal the Durbin Amendment of the Dodd-Frank Act...

In the News

Religion in America

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Peter Berkowitz on American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell, with the assistance of Shaylyn Romney Garrett...

In the News

The Roaring Thirties

by David R. Hendersonvia Policy Review
Saturday, October 1, 2011

David R. Henderson on A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth by Alexander J. Field...