Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The future of a democratic Egypt

by Condoleezza Ricevia Washington Post
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We can't determine the policies of the new government. But we can influence them...

Analysis and Commentary

A New America in a New World Order

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obama’s vision of sameness — at home, equality of result; abroad, all nations equal — carries an appalling price tag...

California Capitol
Analysis and Commentary

Now is the time to invest in ending California's oil addiction

by James L. Sweeney, Sven Strohbandvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oil price volatility will take a toll on California until we diversify energy supplies and reduce oil demand. The time has come for us to end our addiction to imported oil...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s Budget: Obama Plays It Right on Social Security

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is the president who said he came to Washington to change the way it worked, but his effective silence on Social Security reform in his budget shows me that he’s willing to follow some Washington rules that could get big things done...

Analysis and Commentary

Straight Talk: Why Would a Dictator “Reform?”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our pleas for them to become “democrats” will go unheeded. From their perspective, this is very bad advice...

Analysis and Commentary

Fabricating a Budget

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Can anyone believe the precision of [the budget] numbers when forecasters cannot accurately predict next month’s jobs reports...?

Analysis and Commentary

US vs. China in Pakistan: A Lot Is At Stake

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The fate of Pakistan matters not just because of how it will affect the fight against radical Islam. It also matters because Pakistan has nuclear weapons...

Analysis and Commentary

Which JB Would You Rather Be?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

...[W]ho would you rather be right now? California Gov. Jerry Brown or House Speaker John Boehner? The two, it seems, have more in common than you might think...

Analysis and Commentary

Esmail Oral Argument Preview

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another day, another D.C. Circuit argument preview coming a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay...

Analysis and Commentary

Confederacy issues a 'no win' for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Perhaps as a Cabinet officer in the right Republican administration. But to get to the top I think he must go further than he has to date in showing he has moved beyond the racism and lawless anti-black violence that is part of his state’s heritage...

Interviews
Interviews

Newest Newsweek Columnist speaks about Obama & Egypt

with Niall Fergusonvia America's News Morning
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Niall Ferguson, the newest columnist for Newsweek spoke with John McCaslin and Amy Holmes about his cover story about President Obama's handling of Egypt...

Interviews

Niall Ferguson on the John Batchelor Show

with Niall Fergusonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

GUESTS: Kamran Bokhari, Stratfor.com; Peter Canelos, Boston Globe; Niall Ferguson, Hoover...

Interviews

Abbas Milani on 'The Shah'

with Abbas Milanivia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stanford University Iran expert Abbas Milani explains the roots of modern Iranian politics by illuminating the life of the last Shah...

Interviews

Internet used to promote, suppress Iran movement

with Abbas Milanivia KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Internet is a powerful tool giving a voice to protesters in the streets, but it's also helping Iranian authorities silence dissent around the world...

In the News
In the News

The Welfare State with William Voegeli: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
In the News

Fire the FDA Now

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Congress should strip the FDA of its gatekeeper role for new drugs...