Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Richard Holbrooke: Kennedy Democrat

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The savior of Sarajevo believed that American power should be used for good...

Hoover fellow George Shultz 'walks the talk' on clean energy
Analysis and Commentary

New nuclear treaty is the latest crusade of George Shultz--at 90

by James Goodby with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

History is made by individuals, and once in a while events come along to remind us of that...

Analysis and Commentary

R.I.P.

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Richard Holbrooke was a throwback to the days of Harry Truman, when there was an idea that Democratic diplomats were at the forefront of advancing American interests in no-nonsense and unambiguous terms...

Analysis and Commentary

Rule of thumb #1 of Member voting psychology

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It’s fairly easy to vote against a bill because of something bad the bill does. It’s much harder to vote against a bill because of something good the bill leaves out...

Analysis and Commentary

Freedom of the Press, Russian Style

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to negative characterizations of Russia as a mafia state in the leaked U.S. diplomatic cables by claiming the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for sexual assault in Sweden demonstrates the United States isn’t as democratic as we pretend to be...

Analysis and Commentary

Interesting Reader Responses on Wikileaks

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I’ve received a number of interesting responses to my post from Sunday on rewriting the Espionage Act. Two bear particular attention...

Beijing, China
Analysis and Commentary

China's Changing Economic Leverage

by Jongryn Movia Wall Street Journal Asia
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The rare-earth export ban suggests Beijing is using its trade muscle in new and troubling ways...

Analysis and Commentary

Will White House charm offensive work?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, December 13, 2010

I hope the Republicans focus their investigations on serious issues and take the high road, focusing on areas where oversight would be productive...

Analysis and Commentary

The Tax ‘Cut’ for ‘Millionaires and Billionaires’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, December 13, 2010

In some sense, the Republicans have lost the narrative battle over the Bush “tax cuts...”

Analysis and Commentary

What is the legacy of the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, December 13, 2010

At the time of his death, every Democratic administration since Kennedy had found a place for Holbrooke -- not necessarily the one he coveted at the moment, but always something substantial. He was simply too good, too smart, too talented to keep out of the line-up...

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GUESTS: Ravi Somaiya, NYT; Paul Dales, Capital Economics; Richard Epstein, Hoover Institution; Jeff Bliss, The Bliss Index...

Interviews

Finn Says U.S. Needs to `Get Serious' About Education

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Bloomberg Television
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chester Finn, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, talks about the outlook for the U.S. education system. Finn speaks with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart..."

In the News
In the News

GOP Set to Issue Own Fiscal Report

with Keith Hennesseyvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In the News

Report: Only 1 percent of 'bad' schools turn around

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
In the News

Senate tax deal vote wasn't even close

with Keith Hennesseyvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
In the News

Financial crisis committee in turmoil

with Keith Hennesseyvia Politico
Tuesday, December 14, 2010