Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Amnesty Fraud: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Every aspect of the current immigration bill, and of the arguments made for it, has Fraud written all over it...

Analysis and Commentary

Russia on Trial

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

With the British demand that Andrei Lugovoi be extradited to face charges for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the first steps have been taken toward justice. More is at stake in this case, however, than the fate of one man...

Analysis and Commentary

Take the Conservative Challenge

with Peter Schweizervia townhall.com
Monday, May 21, 2007

In their new book, Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement, Wynton Hall and Peter Schweizer, research fellows at the Hoover Institution, have compiled thirteen speeches from prominent conservative figures to capture the modern American conservative movement...

In the News
In the News

Reading Scores Mixed

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Four years after Mayor Bloomberg's takeover of the city's public schools, roughly half of the city's pupils aren't meeting standards on standardized reading tests...

In the News

New York Eighth Graders Show Gains in Reading

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The number of eighth graders reading at grade level or above in New York State climbed impressively this year for the first time since 1999, when the state adopted tougher educational standards and its modern testing system, according to scores released yesterday from the annual statewide English exam...

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Striking the Right Tone

with Peter Schweizervia National Review Online
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall are editors of the new slim, crisp volume, Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement...

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Screening of No End in Sight followed by panel on Iraq

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The award-winning film, No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in Kresge Auditorium, and followed by a panel discussion with the film's director and experts on the war in Iraq...

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We have the power to make school boards more relevant

with Hoover Institutionvia Seattle Times
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mark Twain's withering contempt for a body elected to oversee the person hired to run schools remains as fresh today as in 1897 when the writer penned the words...

In the News

We won't agree on curriculum

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

No, we are not going to agree...

In the News

School Vouchers: Helping or Hurting?

with Milton Friedmanvia BYU Newsnet
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

School voucher activists raise their voices with protests and rallies, as Utahns will decide on the fate of a school voucher program with a vote in November.

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Reagan aide: Gipper wouldn't have dissed successor

with Martin Andersonvia Bible Belt Blogger
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

“Never, never, never, never,” said Martin Anderson, a Hoover Institution fellow and former adviser to the Great Communicator...

In the News

Los Gatos allows new frozen yogurt shop downtown

with Milton Friedmanvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In a discussion that delved into protectionism versus laissez faire economics, the Los Gatos Town Council came down on the side of laissez faire and allowed a new frozen yogurt shop to open downtown.

In the News

Hoover Institution to Be Partner in Shanghai Forum 2007

with Michael Spence, Eric Hanushek, Tai-Chun Kuo, Margaret (Macke) Raymond, David Bradyvia Business Wire
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

More than 300 scholars and government officials from around the world will attend the Shanghai Forum 2007 from May 25 to May 27 at China’s Fudan University...

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Esfandiari charged with Serious Crime

with Abbas Milanivia Informed Comment
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Iranian government has now charged detained Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari with trying to overthrow the current regime, according to the Washington Post's Robin Wright...

In the News

Neo-Cons To Plot Iran Strategy Amid Caribbean Luxury

with Abbas Milanivia LobeLog
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

For those of you who may be visiting the Bahamas next week, you may want to check out a private, off-the-record meeting of Gulf and Middle East specialists of a rather narrow ideological bent at Westin’s luxurious Our Lucaya Resort on Grand Bahama Island...

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Pause for refreshment

with Hoover Institutionvia Mangan's Miscellany
Monday, May 21, 2007

I went to the top of the Hoover Tower today, about 150 feet up, which gives a beautiful view of the Stanford campus...

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What kind of testing is best?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Friday, May 18, 2007

You will not be surprised to learn that I agree with you about the value of a road test for licensing future drivers...

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School Choice

with Education Nextvia Education Week
Friday, May 18, 2007

Schools of choice often do a better job of boosting civic values among their students than assigned public schools, according to a study published in the Summer 2007 issue of Education Next...

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Spellings to Expand Pilot Test Reversing Order of NCLB Sanctions

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Friday, May 18, 2007

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has announced plans to expand a pilot initiative under which school districts may reverse the order of key consequences for schools’ low performance under the No Child Left Behind Act...