Sunday, July 30, 2006

2006 No. 3

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The Pressure Builds

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

If the dam of mass violence bursts in Iraq, U.S. forces will be unable to stop the flood. Why we must find a political, not a miltary, solution. By Larry Diamond.

Where Are All the Protesters?

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The war in Iraq may be getting more unpopular by the day, but antiwar protesters are mostly missing in action. Why? By John Bunzel.

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Hard Pounding

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Yes, we've made mistakes in Iraq, but we can still win. By Victor Davis Hanson.
SIDEBAR: If Today's Reporters Had Been Around Then

White Guilt and the American Way of War

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why does America insist on fighting with kid gloves? By Shelby Steele.

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The Conduit

by Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

To us, it's a border. But to Mexico, it's an escape valve. Why closing that valve would destabilize our southern neighbor—and damage our own interests. By Stephen Haber.

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Break the Habit

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Each year, mexicans working in the United States send billions in hard currency back home—an injection to which the Mexican economy has grown addicted. We need to help the junkie break the habit. By Victor Davis Hanson.

An Amnesty by Any Other Name

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The president's proposal slights the most important issue in the immigration debate—the rule of law. By Edwin Meese III.

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Our Intelligence Quotient

by Richard A. Posnervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why we need a domestic CIA. By Richard A. Posner.

National Security and Freedom of Speech

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The media may claim special privileges under the First Amendment, but if the Bush administration has its way, certain reporters will be going to jail. By Bob Zelnick.

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The Perils of Soft Power

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

America's cultural presence in the world has become ubiquitous. Josef Joffe explores the strange mixture of repulsion and attraction that our soft power engenders.

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Congress, the President, and the Making of Foreign Policy

by David Brady, Craig Voldenvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

In foreign policy, Congress defers to the president. Why? Risk aversion. By David W. Brady and Craig Volden.

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A World of Many Cold Wars

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

One cold war between nuclear protagonists was scary enough. A world of multiple nuclear cold wars would be the stuff of nightmares. Will we wake in time? By Niall Ferguson.

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The Fall of the Standard-Bearers

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When it was founded in 1900, College Board had a profound influence on standards and curricula in American education. The board's influence has declined—and so has the quality of our public school system. Coincidence? By Diane Ravitch.

Charter Progress

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

A report card on the charter school movement. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.

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Keeping an Eye on State Standards

by Paul E. Peterson, Frederick M. Hessvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Suzy is a good reader...in North Carolina. But what happens when her parents move next door to South Carolina, where standards are much higher? By Paul E. Peterson and Frederick M. Hess.

Legislate in Haste, Repent at Leisure

by Stephen M. Bainbridgevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why Sarbanes-Oxley costs more—a lot more—than it's worth. By Stephen M. Bainbridge.

America at Work

by Edward Paul Lazear, Katherine Baickervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The U.S. economy continues to add jobs—2 million last year alone—and unemployment remains low. Edward P. Lazear and Katherine Baicker explain how to keep it up.

Why We Don't Need a Stiff New Tax on Oil

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

A steep increase in the oil tax would endanger our freedom, harm consumers, and stall the economy. And to what end? By David R. Henderson.

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Reefer Sanity

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The FDA's rejection of medical marijuana was based on sound science, not politics. Will wonders never cease? By Henry I. Miller.

The Case for High-Deductible Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When consumers are given choices, they purchase approriately valued health insurance. Score one for the marketplace. By Scott W. Atlas.

Kidney Beancounters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The economics of organ donations. By Richard A. Epstein.

Russia's No Democracy? So What?

by Michael McFaul, James M. Goldgeiervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Vladimir Putin's autocratic regime is bad news...for Russia and the United States. By Michael McFaul and James Goldgeier.

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Chernobyl 20 Years Later

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Twenty years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, Russia and Ukraine remain committed to nuclear power—and to dubious standards of construction and safety. By David Satter.

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Chaos in the Caucasus

by John B. Dunlop, Rajan Menonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Russia is facing big trouble in its Deep South—and the conflict in Chechnya may well spread to the entire region. By John B. Dunlop and Rajan Menon.

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Big Trouble on the High Seas

by James E. Fanellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

China and Japan can't seem to stop sparring over disputed islands in the East China Sea—and the vast oil reserves underneath. By Jim Fanell.

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Is Canada Next?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why we need to keep an eye on our northern border. By Arnold Beichman.

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How to End the Deadliest War in Africa

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

After decades of dictatorship and civil war, Congo has a chance for peace. What the United States can do. By Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.

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The Christian Tradition, Islam, and Contemporary Europe

by Michael Burleighvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

In the war on terror, we must assert the virtues of Western civilization—including our Christian heritage—without apology. By Michael Burleigh.

Memories . . . of the Way We Weren't

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Glory days: Why liberals can't let go of their self-serving myths about the sixties. By Thomas Sowell.

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John Taylor, Scholar and Policymaker

by Douglas Clementvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Class is in session: Economics 101 with Professor John B. Taylor. An extended interview by Douglas Clement of The Region.

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George Shultz, Father of the Bush Doctrine

by Daniel Henningervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

"We must reach a consensus," George P. Shultz said in 1984, "that our responses [to terrorism] should go beyond passive defense to ... active prevention, preemption, and retaliation." An interview with the father of the Bush Doctrine. By Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal.