Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Taking Out Dictators

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our interventions follow certain patterns. Do Syria and Iran fit them?...

Analysis and Commentary

Peter Thiel on Regulation and Progress

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I think [Thiel's] big-picture story, that heavy regulation slows progress, is basically right. But I also think he missed a lot of more-subtle technological change that has improved things in many industries...

Analysis and Commentary

Resettling the Mujahedeen-e Khalq of Iraq

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

These steps offer a way to resettle MeK members and resolve an urgent impending human tragedy in advance of the looming April 30 deadline...

Analysis and Commentary

Initial Comments on the Implementing Procedures for NDAA Section 1022

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Raffaela earlier posted the President’s implementation procedures for Section 1022 of the NDAA–that is, the not-so-mandatory military detention provision. I have only had a chance to read it over quickly, but here’s a quick and dirty summary...

Analysis and Commentary

The "Teacher Effectiveness Gap" Was Just a Myth: 3 Implications

by Michael J. Petrillivia Huffington Post
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The finding -- reported by the Times this weekend -- that really good, and really bad, teachers are evenly distributed around New York City is jaw-dropping news...But assume it's true. What are the implications?...

Analysis and Commentary

The self-fulfilling prophecy of an all-powerful president

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The founders of this great nation did us the favor of overthrowing an imperial monarch. If we keep talking like we have an imperial president, we may just find ourselves with one...

Interviews
Interviews

Foreign Policy with Condoleezza Rice: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Condoleezza Ricevia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Condoleezza Rice discusses the Middle East, the Israelis and Palestinians, and the Arab Spring...

Interviews

Teacher Test Scores Go Public

with Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal TV
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hoover Institute senior fellow Eric Hanushek on why teachers' value-added scores should be made public...

Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show

with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guests: John Casey, author; Bob Zimmerman, Behind the Black; Kori Schake, Hoover...

Interviews

Iranian–American Relations

with Abbas Milanivia KUOW
Monday, February 27, 2012

The United Nations' nuclear agency reported Friday that Iran has recently increased its production of higher–grade enriched uranium...The relationship between Iran and the US is already tense — how will the United States navigate this latest development?...

In the News
In the News

U.S. 'info ops' programs dubious, costly

with H. R. McMastervia USA Today
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
In the News

The Austerity Morass

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Who has handled the economic crisis worse, the European Union or the United States?...