Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2009 No. 2

Rally round the Constitution

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

What sustains the conservative agenda? What makes it distinctive and coherent? In a word, principle. By Peter Berkowitz.

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No Such Address

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Obama’s inauguration was historic, but his inaugural speech was not. By Peter Robinson.

Figure 1. Where the Republicans of 2004 Diverged on Bush’s Performance

Blue Shift

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Laurel Harbridgevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

The recent elections crowned a long-rising Democratic dominance. The pattern may hold—or crumble. By David W. Brady, Douglas Rivers, and Laurel Harbridge.

Change We Can Invest In

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Imagine a road to recovery paved not with vague intentions but with tax reform. By Russell Roberts.

Deregulation caused this crisis? In many ways, the markets are more regulated than ever—to our detriment. By David R. Henderson.

Against Regulations

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Deregulation caused this crisis? In many ways, the markets are more regulated than ever—to our detriment. By David R. Henderson.

Taylor Figure 1. Rebates Failed to Jump-Start Consumption

Permanent Tax Cuts: The Best Stimulus

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Rebates come and go. Only pervasive, predictable measures can truly stimulate economic growth.By John B. Taylor.

How to Get Back to Normal

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

What the government should do now—and what it most definitely should not. By Michael J. Boskin.

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Magic Multipliers

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Is government spending the stimulus that keeps on giving? Or economic sleight of hand? By Robert J. Barro.

Why Detroit’s Next Chapter Should Be Chapter 11

Why Detroit’s Next Chapter Should Be Chapter 11

by Todd Zywickivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Bankruptcy could bring the auto industry back to life. By Todd J. Zywicki.

Rigid, excessive union contracts are a big part of the Detroit catastrophe.

Autoworkers Need to Get Real

by Richard A. Posnervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Rigid, excessive union contracts are a big part of the Detroit catastrophe. By Richard A. Posner.

Obama could be an education innovator, but the Democrats are weak on school choice and downright timid on the teachers’ unions.

Yes, He Can—but Will He?

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Obama could be an education innovator, but the Democrats are weak on school choice and downright timid on the teachers’ unions. By Terry M. Moe.

Obama’s Choice, and Ours

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

The president shouldn’t be the only public-housing tenant who can send his kids to private schools. By Clint Bolick.

School for $6 a Month

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

When governments abroad fail to offer decent schools, entrepreneurs rush in. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

Better Footing

by Philip Bobbittvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

An administration ends; the war on terror goes on. Victory now depends on finding new ways to fight. By Philip Bobbitt.

Breaking Camp

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

If you thought closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay would be easy, you weren’t paying attention. By Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes.

Follow the Saudi Money

by Chris Mondicsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Untangling a complex courtroom tale: did Saudi funding incubate Islamist terror? By Chris Mondics.

Seize the High Ground

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An overview of the many mistakes in defense policy that the Obama administration must avoid. By Kori N. Schake.

A Civil Rights Cudgel

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In the name of justice, another blow to job creation. By Richard A. Epstein.

Attack of the Rubber Duckies

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fear of "chemicals" leads to some runaway reactions. By Henry I. Miller.

Where Israel Never Wins

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Asymmetrical warfare has a twisted meaning in Gaza, where Israel is always considered the aggressor, even in self-defense. By Victor Davis Hanson.

How About a No-State Solution?

by Daniel Pipesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

Gaza and the West Bank are failed nonstates that, at least in theory, could be reabsorbed by neighboring Arab lands. By Daniel Pipes.

China, the New Good Neighbor

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

Beijing has now declared a strategic interest in the Americas, and that interest (so far) is trade. By William Ratliff.

A Deeper Kind of Revolution

by Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

In most of Latin America, living standards are rising and stability is growing—no thanks to populist rhetoric. By Stephen H. Haber.

Illustration by Taylor Jones for the Hoover Digest.

How "the Troubles" Really Ended

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

It wasn’t British force alone that secured Northern Ireland’s uneasy peace. Offering decent lives to ordinary people—jobs, houses, education, and local control—proved even more important. By Thomas H. Henriksen.

A Ransom Note to the World

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

Seizing ships is bad enough, but what if the pirates on the Horn of Africa teach terrorists their techniques? By Liam Julian.

The Politics of Envy

by Jeffrey M. Jones, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

Redistribution schemes can’t reduce income inequality. What can? Education, stable families, and work. By Jeffrey M. Jones and Daniel Heil.

The Unfinished Work of Sidney Drell

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

Reflecting on his career as one of Stanford’s "Pioneers in Science," the physicist and Hoover senior fellow says the need for arms control is more pressing than ever.

cartoon of Condoleezza Rice catching a political football

Rice, on the Record

by Kimberley A. Strasselvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

"The world is tough, but it’s no tougher now than when we came, and some pockets of it are a lot, lot better." A talk with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. By Kimberley A. Strassel.

A Date with Destiny

by Caleb Daniloffvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 10, 2009

Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick, who coached David Frost for his storied broadcast bout with Richard Nixon, shares his glimpse of "the unleashed Nixon." By Caleb Daniloff.

What’s to Become of "Chimerica"?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 10, 2009

Will China end its partnership with a weakened America and strut alone across the world stage? By Niall Ferguson.

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Huntington and His Discontents

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 10, 2009

Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.

A Turning Point for Taiwan

by Tai-Chun Kuovia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 10, 2009

Newly released volumes of the Chiang Kai-shek diaries illuminate a pivotal moment: the generalissimo’s turning away from a command economy. By Tai-chun Kuo.

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Letters from the Gulag

by Emily Johnsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 10, 2009

Even in the bleak world of Soviet labor camps, people wrote letters. A remarkable cache shows one prisoner’s struggle—to be remembered, and to survive. By Emily Johnson.