Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Dean Baquet, Executive Editor Of New York Times, On Publication Decisions About Intelligence Secrets, And More

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On April 25, two days after President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike accidentally killed two innocent hostages, the New York Times published a story about congressional and White House support for the CIA’s “targeted killing program.” Yesterday I discussed these issues with Dean Baquet, the Executive Editor of the Times.

Wuhan, China
Analysis and Commentary

China’s Slowing New Normal

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, seem to be enduring secular slowdowns. But there remains considerable uncertainty about their growth trajectory, with significant implications for asset prices, risk, and economic policy.
 

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: “Hollywood, Washington, and Transparency”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Can leaking private documents serve the public good?

Analysis and Commentary

Why Republicans Skeptical Of The Iran Deal Are Trying To Make It Easier For The President To Implement The Iran Deal

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why would Republicans skeptical of the Iran deal want to remove (or prevent creation of) obstacles to the President’s implementation of the deal?  Probably because they know that, whether the Review bill passes or not, Congress ultimately cannot stop the President from implementing the deal.

Analysis and Commentary

Boudreaux On Theorizing About Facts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I opened an e-mail from a correspondent (an assistant professor of economics) who coincidentally expressed to me his wish that I would be more "humble in face of the facts about the minimum wage."

Hillary Clinton
Analysis and Commentary

Hillary Clinton: Three Big, Unanswered Questions From Democrat's Campaign Launch

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton launched her campaign for president over two weeks ago, and there remain three major unanswered questions about her latest bid for the presidency.

Analysis and Commentary

How Does The Government Decide What Is - And What Is Not - ‘Toxic’?

by Henry I. Miller, Angela Logomasinivia National Review
Tuesday, April 28, 2015


An increasingly frequent and worrisome phenomenon that unnecessarily threatens human health and the natural environment is “regrettable substitutions,” which refers to bans or limitations on certain products, even though the alternatives might pose risks that are uncertain or greater. It calls to mind the old saying “out of the frying pan and into the fire.”

Interviews
Nuclear Weapons
Interviews

James Goodby On The John Batchelor Show (8:50)

interview with James Goodbyvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hoover fellow James Goodby discusses his Fox News piece, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation: We must keep working for a world without nuclear weapons." Goodby notes that we cannot be satisfied with the present state of affairs. It is imperative that the United States, key allies, Russia, China, and other states reinvigorate the nuclear reductions process and rekindle the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Interviews

Carson Bruno On The John Batchelor Show (19:30)

interview with Carson Brunovia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hoover fellow Carson Bruno discusses his Real Clear Markets piece, “The 'California Comeback' Masks a More Bleak Reality,” Bruno notes that breaking down the data beyond aggregate numbers highlights the necessity of paying attention to warning signs. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley region is doing well, but when the region's success conceals the economic misfortune of others and policymakers make decisions based on those masked statistics, the region's success can beget its demise and leave California without a back-up plan if something were to cripple the region - either economically or geographically.

In the News
IP Squared
In the News

Patent Holders: Google Wants Your IP!

quoting Stephen Habervia E-commerce Times
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Patent trolls aren't as bad as they're made out to be, contended Stanford political scientist Stephen Haber, who said they protect inventors from potential bankruptcy and may boost innovation.