Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: “Baltimore, Law Enforcement, and Race”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Examining what went wrong.

Analysis and Commentary

The Full Glare Of European Hypocrisy On Surveillance

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

In case you needed a refresher course on European hypocrisy on surveillance and data privacy, the New York Times today obliges with two stories over which the connoisseur of human folly ought really to pause. The first involves the adoption by France’s lower parliamentary house of a new surveillance law so broad and so lacking in judicial review that it makes NSA’s legal authorities look like a straight jacket:

Analysis and Commentary

John Taylor On The John Batchelor Show (19:15)

interview with John B. Taylorvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hoover fellow John Taylor discusses his Wall Street Journal piece, “Taylor On Bernanke: Monetary Rules Work Better Than ‘Constrained Discretion’.”

Analysis and Commentary

FDA Regulation Of Diagnostic Tests: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Reversing past policy, FDA will begin to regulate a class of products called “laboratory-developed tests” (LDTs), sometimes called “home-brew” tests because they are developed in and used in a single clinical laboratory rather than being manufactured and sold by big companies. There are far better options that would not obstruct innovation.

Interviews
Abbas Milani is a research fellow and codirector of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution
Interviews

Q&A: Understanding Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hoover fellow Abbas Milani discusses the current state of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hoover fellow Bill Whalen discusses his A Day at the Races piece, “The Bernie Zone,” as well as Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Interviews

Don't Exclude The Possibility Of A Greek Default: Munchau (1:06)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hoover fellow John Cochrane discusses the Greek debt crisis and notes the slow growth will continue until Greece agrees to reform.

In the News
In the News

Does Congress Know We're At War?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"When members of Congress feel no compulsion to act on national security grounds, then they are free to play politics," Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith wrote recently. And that's exactly what has happened. Republicans have remained free to criticize Obama for using too little force, Democrats to fret that he may be using too much — but neither side has been compelled to take responsibility for the outcome.

In the News

The Conservative Case For A Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Why should libertarians and conservatives support a carbon tax? Three reasons. First, it is a less expensive, more efficient and more effective policy than the status quo: EPA regulation via the Clean Air Act and a host of green energy subsidies and mandates. And there is no plausible political scenario in which those regulations and subsidies can be rolled back by raw conservative political force.