Avoiding Greece’s Mistakes—While We Still Can

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The United States can avoid the errors that savaged the Greek economy, but only if Washington makes a concerted effort to do so.

Too Strong to Fail

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dodd-Frank’s selective scrutiny won’t prevent the next financial meltdown. What would? Insisting that financial institutions hold more capital.

Where’s the Productivity?

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Despite predictions, there’s little sign that automation is making economies more productive. How come?

A Few Trillion Short

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Public-employee pensions are in a deeper financial hole than states admit—a much, much deeper hole.

Myths of Redistribution

by Allan H. Meltzervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Decrying the “income gap” may make for stirring political rhetoric, but we don’t need rhetoric. We need growth.

Here’s Mud in Your Eye

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Politics in democracies have always been rough and tumble, and we’re better off because of it.

The American Way of Refuge

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Offering sanctuary to Syrian exiles is both compassionate and wise—and just might give the United States a chance for a regional “reset.”

Rescuing ObamaCare

by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The best cure? High-deductible plans and health savings accounts.

China as an Ally in Cyberspace?

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How Washington and Beijing could make common cause toward a secure online world.

The Future of Violence

by Benjamin Wittes, Gabriella Blumvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coming to grips with dizzying change and vanishing borders.

Foiling the Dirty Bomb

by Sam Nunn, Andrew Bieniawskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How to head off the threat of a radiological weapon before it’s too late.

Whose Standards?

by Michael Henderson, Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. Westvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Parents of schoolchildren certainly support standardized tests; the Common Core, not so much. Highlights of the latest Education Next poll.

Fight for the Bright

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our highest-achieving students have needs, too—and we’re failing to meet them.

Bad News Is Good News

by Michael J. Petrilli, Robert Pondisciovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Low test scores may be unwelcome, but they’re entirely necessary. Parents shouldn’t shoot the messenger.

Red Tide Ebbing

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Although he may appear to have outmaneuvered Washington, Vladimir Putin has made missteps—and given the United States a chance to press for a democratic, responsible Russia.

Poorer, Yes. But Wiser?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Political regimes in Greece used to be nasty, brutish, and short-lived. Has the country grown up at last?

A Rare Win-Win

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

By improving the lives of Palestinians, Israelis could improve their own.

A Chance for Iranian Reform

by Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Obama administration’s nuclear deal, many Iranians believe, could encourage changes in Iran itself.

And Now, the Fallout

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Regardless of what Iran gets out of the nuclear deal, its proxy Hezbollah clearly gains—and Israel clearly loses.

The Tyranny of Secular Faith

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Progressivism marches relentlessly toward its destination: the one true secular kingdom.

Don’t Bring Back the Draft

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Abolishing military conscription was a great victory for freedom. Here’s why the volunteer military should remain just that.

Beating the Drought, Aussie Style

by Carson Brunovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The lesson California should learn from Australia: create a robust market to swap water.

The Man Who Was Right

by John B. Dunlop, Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The late Hoover fellow Robert Conquest detailed communist horrors when nobody believed them, or wanted to believe.

This Be His Verse

by John O'Sullivanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

As a poet, Robert Conquest could be subtle, blunt, or blue—or all three at once. A brief testament to a great talent.

The Heroic Heart

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Heroes still walk among us, but no longer must they kill to win glory. Instead the hero for our time is a healer.

Heroes and Villains

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If we start pulling down heroes who are imperfect, we should pull them all down. History is tragedy, and the players always human.

“Long Telegram,” Long Shadow

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Seventy years have passed since diplomat George Kennan offered his penetrating advice. The story of one of the most important documents in American history.

Sakharov and the Moral Imperative

by Serge Schmemannvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“The truth is never simple,” said the celebrated Soviet dissident. His was indeed a complex life in complicated times.

War Is . . . Soccer?

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Historic posters show how World War I combatants wove the beautiful game into images, and memories, of a far-from-beautiful war.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

During the Great War, making bombs, shells, bullets, and explosives was women’s work. In this British poster from the Hoover Archives, a young woman dresses for her job; in the background is one of the soldiers whose lives, according to the poster, depend on her.