Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Damn Good Yankees

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Yankee bullpen has some young pitchers who could throw a baseball through a brick wall — if they had enough control to hit the wall...

Analysis and Commentary

Get Congress Out of the Classroom

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Despite the rosy claims of the Bush administration, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 is fundamentally flawed...

Analysis and Commentary

New York Times buried the Duke story

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

On page 28 of last Sunday's New York Times, right opposite the page where the obituaries were, at the very bottom was a news item almost exactly the size of a 3-by-5 card...

Analysis and Commentary

Why I'm Not Looking Forward to the New Supreme Court Term

by Benjamin Wittesvia New Republic
Monday, October 1, 2007

It's the first Monday in October, the day the Supreme Court begins its term, and I'm supposed to be salivating...

In the News
In the News

Rudy does end run around the right’s leaders

with Hoover Institutionvia Hill
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the Republican frontrunner in national polls, has avoided meeting with the nation’s most powerful socially conservative leaders, and instead is taking his appeal directly to conservative activists at the local level...

In the News

Who You Calling Heterodox?

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Inside Higher Education
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Political magazines and mainstream media outlets have recently unearthed a struggle for the very soul of economics...

In the News

Diplomacy Better Than War With Iran

with John Abizaidvia Scripps Howard News Service
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Few prospects are more disturbing than an Iran armed with nuclear weapons, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent visit to New York did nothing to allay our concerns, despite his insistence that his country is interested in nuclear power only for electrical generation...

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Reading the Tea Leaves

with Milton Friedman, John B. Taylorvia Cafe Economics
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

As the world debates whether Ben Bernanke has saved us from a financial crisis or whether he has pumped more air into the asset bubble, it would be useful to think about this question...

In the News

The virtues of liberty

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The transition from communism to freedom has been disappointing in many ways...

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Oh Eight (D): Baby Bonds and War

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia MSNBC
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

As part of his fifth anniversary anti-war speech, Obama plans to call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons in the world...

In the News

Obama to Urge Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia New York Times
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Senator Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday setting a goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons in the world, saying the United States should greatly reduce its stockpiles to lower the threat of nuclear terrorism, aides say...

In the News

Obama Urges Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Democrat Barack Obama called for ridding the world of nuclear weapons Tuesday and offered his early opposition to the Iraq war as evidence of sound judgment that trumps his lack of Washington experience...

In the News

Barack Obama's Nuclear Naivete

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Barack Obama says if elected president he'll implement a plan to eradicate nuclear weapons from the face of the earth...

In the News

China’s Big Population Won’t Always Be an Advantage

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

China’s population won’t always be the engine of growth that it is now, because the country’s fast-rising proportion of elderly people eventually will drag down the economy, says historian Niall Ferguson in the Los Angeles Times...

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Stanford to hold talk on global resources

with John Abizaidvia Palo Alto Online
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and retired Gen. John Abizaid, former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, will be among the panelists Oct. 13 at a roundtable discussion at Stanford, "The Fight for Oil, Water and a Healthy Planet..."

In the News

In Defense of Judgment

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

It's no big surprise that "standards" involve judgments...

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The Alarming Parallels Between 1929 and 2007

with Milton Friedmanvia American Prospect
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Has deregulation left the economy at risk of another 1929-scale crash?

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False Prophet

with Eric Hanushekvia City Journal
Monday, October 1, 2007

Jonathan Kozol has a new education book out, which means that he hasn’t been eating...