Is the Government Mandating Incompetent Banking?

1 Mar 2015, 8:56 pm

(John Hinderaker)For years, I heard from my friends in the banking industry that the government was requiring them to make bad loans. They could stand it, on account of Freddie and Fannie taking the risk off their hands and transferring it to the taxpayers, at least as far as mortgages were concerne

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(John Hinderaker)The Telegraph has a good article about Syria’s Christians, who are trying to defend themselves against the depredations of ISIS. (What’s more, it’s the beginning of the month, so you can actually read it–the Telegraph has a bizarre business model that causes

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1 Mar 2015, 7:01 pm

Fiasco.

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Ashe Schow Members of the media were quick to report that, included in Gov. Scott Walker's budget, was a removal of the requirements that colleges report campus sexual assault statistics to the state. The Daily Beast, Huffington Post and others all jumped on a report in Jezebel that tried to paint

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The American Spectator

Minnie Minoso, R.I.P.

Former big league outfielder and third baseman Minnie Minoso was found dead this morning in his car. His family believes it was due to a heart condition. Minoso is officially listed as 89 but might have been 92. Born in Cuba, Minoso would attract the attention of Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck

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We now know that Jeb Bush wishes to be known, at least for the purposes of 2016, as a “reform-minded” conservative. His brother was a compassionate conservative. His father a kinder-gentler conservative. Plain old jive conservatives are entitled to wonder how many generations it will ta
You might have thought my note's title was some sort of cryptic preview of a political comment, but it isn't. I really do just want to suggest an interesting idea for a gift for yourself or someone else you think would appreciate it...and for the record I have no financial interest or any other tie
A couple of weekends ago, when my entire family was down with illness and rain was pouring outside, the Internet was our best friend. What better to do while sick in bed than catch up on all of my Facebook friends’ lives, find new ebooks to download from Amazon.com, catch up on a backlog of m

The Federalist

Leonard Nimoy, Icon

Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock is not merely an interesting and beloved character. He is an icon who represents big, timeless ideas.

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In the Cartman presidency, there are no limits on what Barack Obama can do.
Melanie Griffith hasn’t seen daughter Dakota Johnson’s performance in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Johnson should be glad her mother loves her so much.
‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.

The Washington Free Beacon

Dem Maria Cardona Struggles to Defend Clinton’s Lack of Accomplishments at State Dept

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William Gairdner is an Olympic athlete with four degrees, multiple books to his name and careers in both business and teaching in universities. Now, he has written The Great Divide, a discussion of the toxicity now infecting discourse between liberals and conservatives.

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

The Palestine Authority Does Not Have Clean Hands

The ICC case involving allegations that Israel committed war crimes or crimes against humanity should go no further.

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Hollywood traitors still at it
Officials bucking the ACLU and standing for religious freedom in the public square.
Who is the current leader?  Angela Merkel of Germany?  Stephen Harper of Canada?  David Cameron of the U.K.?  Or none of the above?

Heritage Foundation

Why Are Lawmakers Attacking This Archbishop for Requiring Catholic Teachers to Not Slam Catholicism?

If McDonald’s told its employees that it was unacceptable to diss its fast food as gross, disgusting or unhealthy at either McDonald’s or in a... Read More The post Why Are Lawmakers Attacking This Archbishop for Requiring Catholic Teachers to Not Slam Catholicism? appeared first on Dai

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During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said that the House would “keep fighting” to both fund the Department... Read More The post ‘We’re Going to Keep Fighting This Battle’: Steve Scalise on Homeland Security Funding Fight a
During an interview with Fox News Sunday that aired today, host Chris Wallace showed footage from July 2, 2013, when the Wausau Daily Herald asked... Read More The post Why Scott Walker ‘Changed’ His View on Immigration appeared first on Daily Signal.
Last year, Congress created two major programs for farmers that, not surprisingly, will shatter Congressional Budget Office’s cost projections. Taxpayers’ liability for these programs is open-ended... Read More The post How These Two Government Programs for Farmers Could Hurt You a

Townhall.com

The Squabble Over Bibi's Speech

Charlie Rose wasn't sure he'd heard right. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his guest on PBS, was lamenting that the controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forthcoming speech to Congress had "injected a degree of partisanship" into the traditionally bipartisan US-Israel re

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Mr. President, Your recent summit to Counter Violent Extremism was flawed from the startbeginning with its name.
Emwazi joined the Islamic State to commit terrorist acts and kill infidels. He was not looking for a job; he was looking for a religious crusade. He was motivated by religious fervor, not financial considerations.
For investors seeking an ETF that lets them speculate in a large number of smaller companies, rather than a comparatively modest number of larger ones, iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is a useful and convenient fund to consider.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: http://t.co/aQPNMcTNzi pic.twitter.com/5IXnrWJkvo — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe


18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

Judging: it is the Christian thing to do

There is a saying among theologians and those who use theology in their arguments that “text without context is a pretext.” The Bible if full of “proof quotes” that the mostly Biblical illiterate use to make what they think is a killer point when arguing with a Christian. He

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Where did these UCLA students learn to smear Jews with 'divided loyalties?' - Why, from some of their teachers, of course. The post Would every non-anti-Semitic donor to UCLA please watch this video? appeared first on RedState.
A few days ago, Wisconsin Governor and potential presidential nominee Scott Walker was trolled at a meeting of the National Governors Association: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a prospective Republican presidential contender, said Saturday he does not know whether President Obama is a Christian. &ld
Our land victories in the War of 1812 were few an far between. If you view the happenings from the viewpoint of engagements between US forces (regular and militia) and British forces, and exclude skirmishes and battles fought with British Indian allies then the score approaches a shut out with a co
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