Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 No. 3

Getting Off Track

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How the government created and prolonged the financial crisis. By John B. Taylor.

Obama deficits by Boskin

The Center Cannot Hold

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

President Obama? A centrist? The administration’s economic policy and budget have now destroyed that illusion. By Michael J. Boskin.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

People must abandon the mad idea that they can borrow their way back into solvency. By Niall Ferguson.

Don’t Let the Cure Destroy Capitalism

by Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

When a diagnosis is too broad, the medicine may do more harm than good. By Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy.

Sadder but Wiser

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For the “victims” of the foreclosures, an overdue case of live and learn. By Thomas Sowell.

What a shock! Obama is who he said he was.

Hey, Big Spender

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a shock! Obama is who he said he was. By Peter Robinson.

Nothing More Than Freedom

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Why minorities are estranged from conservatism. By Shelby Steele.

All Twitter, No Twain

All Twitter, No Twain

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Americans may be reading online, but that’s not literature. Without the great authors, where are the great thoughts? By Diane Ravitch.

Good teachers

Miraculous Shortcuts

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

People swoon over education miracles: super teachers, infallible tests, legendary principals. But building good schools is hard, unglamorous work. By Diane Ravitch.

All Together, Now

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

National education standards are as desirable as ever, and perhaps as distant. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies.

An F in Effectiveness

by Eric Hanushek, Alfred Lindsethvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies. By Eric A. Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth.

Autocrats’ Sigh of Relief

Autocrats’ Sigh of Relief

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Obama is turning away from the emancipation of the Muslim world, offering no change its people can believe in. By Fouad Ajami.

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Intelligence Design

by Katya Drozdovavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Terrorists are getting very good at covering their tracks. Their pursuers must become even better at uncovering them. By Katya Drozdova.

A Witch Hunt in Wartime

A Witch Hunt in Wartime

by Marc Thiessenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Why a “truth commission” on the Bush years would sabotage America’s security successes. By Marc A. Thiessen.

Fighting Fair

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Why it was right to dump the so-called Fairness Doctrine—and would be wrong to bring it back. By Robert Zelnick.

Here’s a Second Opinion

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose. By Scott W. Atlas.

For the Children?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In its efforts to remove lead from children’s products, the federal government has taken a reasonable idea to absurd extremes. By Richard A. Epstein.

Land of the Clenched Fist

by Amichai Magenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

With Hamas in charge, Gaza will never escape its ideological prison. By Amichai Magen.

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The Longest-Running Diplomatic Show

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Now it’s Hillary Clinton’s turn to play “the Peacemaker.” The cast may change, but the script—anti-Semitism in the Arab world—doesn’t. By Josef Joffe.

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Changing the Game

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A game theorist looks at Iran’s intentions—and where its nuclear program is heading. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.

The Sick Man of South Asia

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pakistan is fighting for its life. The nation needs to figure out what it is and what it stands for. By Tunku Varadarajan.

Must See TV?

by Diana Schaubvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So television is bad, but letting the tube go dark would be even worse . . . By Diana Schaub.

You Call This an Economic Policy?

by Conor Clarkevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hoover senior fellow Robert J. Barro climbs into the ring for another round. By Conor Clarke.

Managing American Hegemony

by Christian Brosevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whether the United States will remain the world’s dominant power is a question that will be answered by . . . the United States. A talk with Hoover fellow Kori N. Schake. By Christian Brose.

Notes of Caution

by Mary Anastasia O'Gradyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More entitlements, less responsibility. Hoover senior fellow Gary S. Becker on notions of financial rescue. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.

Resilient Force

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

General Jack Keane, who helped create the surge, says the war in Iraq was well worth it. By Peter Robinson.

Abraham Lincoln

Better Angels

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.

How Historians Repeat Themselves

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, June 29, 2009

The joys and challenges of mentoring the historians of the future. By Norman M. Naimark.

NATO at Sixty

by Zoltan Baranyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, June 29, 2009

An alliance for the purposes of defense has grown into an alliance for the purposes of democracy. By Zoltan Barany.

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Ideas and Consequences

by Nicholas Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 26, 2009

Celebrating the ninetieth birthday of the Hoover Institution, a revolutionary place. By Nicholas Siekierski.

A Better Look at Lithuania

by Inga Arlauskaitevia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 26, 2009

Lithuania's history is not a closed book. The Hoover Archives holds a number of rich sources. By Inga Arlauskaite.