Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Senator Rob Portman on Republicans and Politics

with Robert Portman via Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.  Portman discusses the state of US politics and the Republican Party, touching on various important issues, beginning with the shortcoming of the Affordable Health Care act, the right to health care, and the possibility of alternatives.   He continues on to discuss the importance of a balanced budget, despite the continuously increased spending initiated by President George Bush, and the need to curb government spending.  This leads to a conversation on what it means to be a modern politician, particularly from a swing state like Ohio, and reflections on Romney’s failed bid for election in 2012.  The interview ends with a dialogue on what the Republican Party has to offer the future of America and younger Americans’ disillusionment with politics.

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

Lots of Recent Man-Caused Disasters

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Even the administration is now considering some sort of overseas contingency operation to cope with an outbreak of workplace violence worldwide. 

US flag on military helmet
Analysis and Commentary

A Bitter After-Taste

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind.

Law and Justice
Analysis and Commentary

Civilian Trial is the Only Option for Abu Khattala

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Many have criticized the Obama administration’s plans to try the alleged leader of the Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala, in civilian court. 

Jerusalem
Analysis and Commentary

Predictable Reactions After the Abduction of Three Israeli Students

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Israel has been riveted in recent days by the abduction of three Jewish religious students who were hitchhiking in the West Bank region of Gush Etzion

 

US-Iran Relations
Analysis and Commentary

Don't Expect Iran and the U.S. to Solve the Iraq Crisis Together

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

When it comes to the mess in Iraq, there is plenty of blame to go around in Tehran, Washington, and most of all Baghdad-blame for strategic blunders and tactical bulling. 

Economics Abstract
Analysis and Commentary

Tyler Cowen versus Frederic Bastiat

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I never hold a writer responsible for a title because, almost invariably, an editor, not the writer, chooses the article's title.

Analysis and Commentary

You Can't Sugarcoat Distasteful Legislation

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Forbes
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Obesity is a public health time bomb in young as well as older Americans. 

Interviews
Interviews

Kori Schake on Channel 4 News London

interview with Kori Schakevia Channel 4 News (UK)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hoover research fellow Kori Schake discussed the recent events in Iraq on Channel 4 News.

Interviews

Kori Schake on the Gil Gross Show (13:02)

interview with Kori Schakevia Gil Gross Program (KKSF)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hoover research fellow Kori Schake discussed the recent events in Iraq on the Gil Gross Program.

Latino students in class
Interviews

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (19:34)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration reform on the John Batchelor Show.