Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

California needs to make wiser use of school funding

by Eric Hanushekvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

California's budget woes are known nationally...

Analysis and Commentary

Clerical Error

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Iranian regime is currently facing one of the greatest challenges of its 30-year history...

Analysis and Commentary

Lion's Den: The Middle Eastern cold war

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A cold war is "the key to understanding the Middle East in the 21st century."...

In the News
In the News

Preschool Programs Tread Thin Budget Ice

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Early-childhood programs remain popular among state lawmakers, who for the most part have attempted to hold the line on cuts even in the midst of the recession...

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How Stimulating Is Stimulus?

with Robert J. Barro, Thomas J. Sargentvia Forbes
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Last week's column elicited strong opinions from readers about government stimulus programs as a tool for promoting recovery, and led some to ask for another column on this topic...

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Obama to Establish New Financial Regulatory Agency with Broad Powers

with Thomas Sowellvia CNSNews.com (VA)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

President Barack Obama plans to make a detailed announcement on Wednesday about a plan for a new federal regulatory agency that would oversee credit cards and banking transactions but also reportedly give the federal government power to intervene quickly into myriad areas of the economy...

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Will the Push for National Education Standards Succeed?

with Michael J. Petrillivia New Republic
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In a speech Sunday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan pledged up to $350 million of federal stimulus funds to developing tests that will gauge whether students are meeting new benchmarks of achievement shared among the states...

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New financial regulations

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I don't get it (from Yahoo): Securitization, or the packaging and selling of loans as securities, has been blamed by critics for eroding lending standards in the mortgage and other lending businesses...

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S.F. techie helps stir Iranian protests

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Little about Austin Heap's first online venture, a site hosting free episodes of the cartoon "South Park," suggested he would one day use his computer skills to challenge a government...

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Iranian Election Results

with Abbas Milanivia Charlie Rose
Monday, June 15, 2009

Iranian Election Results with Nicholas Burns, Flynt Leverett, Abbas Milani and Hooman Majd...