Hoover Daily Report
Featured
Featured

Iraq: The Real Story

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Donald Trump’s account of the Iraq War is all wrong. Why aren’t his Republican opponents saying so?

Featured

Require Western Civ Courses -- And End College Dark Ages

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This week The Stanford Review—an independent undergraduate political magazine that seeks “to promote debate about campus and national issues that are otherwise not represented by traditional publications”—issued a bold manifesto aimed at advancing liberal education on campus and nationally. 

Featured

Guantanamo And The History Of Military Commissions

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Obama administration’s release of its plan to close the facility at Guantanamo Bay and bring the detainees to the United States has rekindled an intense political debate regarding the best way to deal with captured illegal combatants who lack allegiance to a nation-state. 

Featured

Two Cheers For Capitalism

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The misguided leftist hatred of the free market.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Poorly Regulated 'Herbal Supplements' Could Be Your Worst Nightmare

by Henry I. Miller, Josh Bloomvia Forbes
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The “dietary supplement” industry manufactures and sells more than vitamins, fish oil, and Echinacea. Way more. And some of its products could literally be your worst nightmare.

Analysis and Commentary

What Ordinary People Know But Elites Won’t Admit About College Readiness

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I’m appalled that The Donald might actually win the Republican nomination running on a “platform” of bombast and xenophobia. But like many of you, I’ve also been trying to understand his appeal. A booming cottage industry—shall we call it Trumpology?—is emerging to explain his supporters to the rest of us.

Analysis and Commentary

Rubio And Cruz Gambled Against Trump And Came Up Snake Eyes

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I know this will come as a shock to many NRO readers, but a state built on glitz and legalized casino gambling, a state where prostitution is legal in several counties and one where one of the candidates who exemplifies the aforementioned characteristics has his name on the tallest residential building, isn’t necessarily the state that is likely to be an electoral stronghold for family-values Republicans or traditional conservatives—or frankly anyone not named Donald J. Trump.

Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
Analysis and Commentary

Scalia And Chevron: Not Drawing Lines, But Resolving Tensions

by Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Among the many reasons for mourning Justice Scalia’s untimely passing (on which I’ve written at length elsewhere) is the fact that his death abruptly cut short his late-career reconsiderations of the administrative state.

Analysis and Commentary

Notes On President Obama's Guantanamo Closure Plan

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

President Obama's Guantanamo closure report begins with a false statement and proceeds make a series of valid points. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Formula For Beijing-Taipei Coexistence

by Emily S. Chenvia The Diplomat
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Would a passive non-denial of the one-China principle work for cross-strait relations?

Analysis and Commentary

We Enter The Lion's Den: Join Us As We Get Flayed In A Reddit AMA On Apple And The FBI

by Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Here's the, uh, frank exchange of views. It will begin at 3:45 pm.

Interviews
Stephen D. Krasner
Interviews

Stephen Krasner On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Stephen D. Krasnervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Krasner discusses foreign policy challenges and strategies as well as the Hoover Institution's policy road map for success: Pragmatic Engagement Amidst Global Uncertainty: Three Major Challenges.

Interviews

John Cochrane On The Larry Kudlow Show (1:17:58)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses how robust economic growth will solve many of our problems.

In the News
In the News

Confronting Income Inequality: Economic Growth Is The Answer

quoting John H. Cochrane via Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Income inequality is taking center stage as a high profile issue in both national and California politics this year.

In the News

Niall Ferguson: The Most Admired (And Lampooned) Statesman

featuring Niall Ferguson, Henry A. Kissingervia National Post (Canada)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Surely no statesman in modern times, and certainly no American secretary of state, has been as revered and then as reviled as Henry Kissinger.

In the News

A Bill Aimed At Cracking Down On “Patent Trolls” Has Stalled Almost A Year After It Was Reintroduced

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Patent bill deemed ‘ideal candidate’ for House vote, but its fate still unclear.

In the News

How Do You Fix Schools? Maybe Just Give Them More Money.

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Slate
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Modern education reformers often repeat the idea that simply throwing more money at public schools isn’t enough to improve them. As Eric Hanushek, an economist at Stanford's conservative Hoover Institution who’s done a great deal of academic writing on the subject, puts it, “We know that there's not much relationship between spending and performance.”

In the News

Patent Bills: Too Broad, Too Soon, Too Heavy-Handed

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trouncing patent trolls and achieving tort reform. These twin goals of a House patent-reform bill helped garner support from Republican conservatives, libertarians and Democrats — which is why it sped to a lopsided victory vote of 325-91 in late 2013. Companion bills on patent reform never cleared the Senate.

In the News

Obama's Gitmo Plan Leaves Everyone Unhappy

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Politico
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Virtually no one is impressed with President Barack Obama’s latest plan to close Guantanamo Bay — though its lack of specifics might be a relief to the Democrats running to replace him.

In the News

Video Webcast: Divided States of America?

mentioning Samuel J. Abramsvia The Greene Space
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In his final State of the Union, President Obama lamented that Washington is even more divided than it was eight years ago.

Joseph W. Stilwell, 1940. Photo courtesy of John Easterbrook.
In the News

China Maintains Respect, And A Museum, For A U.S. General

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Early in his tenure as commander of the United States’ World War II mission in China, Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell expressed a grudging fondness for the damp, ramshackle capital deep in the country’s southwest that would be his base for the next several years.