The Senate proposal to ease some of the Dodd-Frank rules will help stimulate the housing market,

The Dodd-Frank Banking Law was designed and enacted after the 2008 boom and bust of the housing market. It was created to protect the public from continued taxpayer bailouts of failed banks. It greatly tightened regulations on the banking industry. All the current hoopla about loosening those regulations overlooks a critical point, that under Bill Clinton, banks were forced to make bad loans. The Clinton administration wanted more or most people to own homes. In order for that to happen, banks had to make subprime loans to people who had no money down, who had poor income to loan ratios, and who even had credit problems. Dumping all those people into the housing market resulted in drive-by appraisals, poorly assembled loan packages, credit default swaps and derivative speculation. The situation was exacerbated by the Greenspan policies that kept interest rates way too low. Dodd-Frank’s higher reserve requirements caused banks to hold more of the deposited money to meet those reserves so there was less money to lend and a real hesitation by banks to make even very good loans.

The Senate proposal to ease some of the Dodd-Frank rules will help stimulate the housing market, which in some places is so deficient that low and middle income earners cannot afford a rental much less to own a home. It will help community banks while still keeping a tight rein on the very large institutions. Dodd-Frank has some good points regarding banking practices which are only going to be effective if we remember how we got to the bursting of the bubble. If we have learned nothing else, let us remember that lending to people who have no ability to repay only hurts them and the lender.

By Guest Column -- Malcolm Williams- Friday, March 23, 2018 - Full Story

Congress clears massive spending bill in midnight vote

The House approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday to fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2018 and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning, beating the shutdown deadline and leaving Republicans and Democrats to fight over credit and blame.

The bill was a testament to what Congress could do when both sides agreed to open the federal checkbook, with the GOP touting the biggest cash infusion for the military in 15 years, and Democrats saying they won billions of dollars in new spending on health care, education and infrastructure despite being largely shut out of power in Washington, D.C.—More…

By Washington Times - Friday, March 23, 2018 - Full Story

Facebook Should Be Told TO ZUCK-OFF

Facebook Should  Be Told TO ZUCK-OFF
Waaaaa! The sound of Facebook claiming instant victimhood in the aftermath of the cooked-up, hysterical Cambridge Analytica ‘scandal’.

Facebook, which throws a lifeline keeping all Progressives comfortably afloat,  is now claiming victimhood for itself.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally came out of hiding to address reports that his company had allowed Cambridge Analytica access to data on millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or consent:

By Judi McLeod - Friday, March 23, 2018 - Full Story

Soros’ Tides Canada Under Investigation

George Soros’ Tides Foundation in Canada is under investigation by the Canada Revenue Agency after members of the Conservative Party labeled the organization a foreign-funded radical group. As the Globe and Mail reports, the group “serves as a clearinghouse for foreign donors that want to donate here but do not have Canadian charitable status.” The organization has funneled money to liberal advocacy groups, particularly regarding oil development issues.

President of Tides Canada Ross McMillan admitted that the “information requested of us by CRA does not appear to be random – many of the questions concern international funding, projects of interest to international foundations, and contractors and projects with views that are not always aligned with government perspectives on both social and environmental policy.”—More….

By Breitbart News - Friday, March 23, 2018 - Full Story


The U.S. Border Patrol is reportedly fighting back against California’s openly seditious statewide sanctuary laws by refusing to hand over illegal aliens with felony warrants to police in California.

This makes perfect sense, according to the law of unintended consequences. It is an appropriate, tactically innovative way to counter California’s ridiculous laws that seek to nullify federal immigration legislation.

Gunman holds hostages in French supermarket, claims allegiance to ISIS; 1 dead, reports say

A gunman is holding hostages in a supermarket in southwestern France after a police officer was shot nearby. Local media reports he has claimed allegiance to the Islamic State. One person is reportedly dead, according to local media.  —More…

VIDEO: Alan Dershowitz explains to horrified CNN drones why he’s ‘carrying water for Donald Trump’

VIDEO: Alan Dershowitz explains to horrified CNN drones why he's 'carrying water for Donald Trump'
If you want to see CNN’s bias on full display, you can’t do better than these nine minutes.

Alan Dershowitz is a legendary defense attorney who has always criticized extraordinary mechanisms to give special power to prosecutors and criminal investigators. One of the things Dershowitz has always hated is the concept of the special counsel or independent prosecutor. Why does he hate it? Because he knows that these special investigations always become out-of-control fishing expeditions. And he’s held that same position throughout presidencies of both parties, going back to Ken Starr investigating the Bill Clinton.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Internet Insecurity

Internet Insecurity
How did we get along before the Internet?

Young people today cannot imagine living in a world without electronic devices - a time before fast-paced computers, laptops, and smart phones provided instant connectivity. Their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents cannot imagine living in a world without automobiles, airplanes, and television - a time of slow-paced letter writing, waiting, and sailing boats. People live in the cultural, physical, and political historical context of their lives. 

Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand (1905-1982) sailed the month-long journey that brought her from Russia to the United States in 1926.

By Linda Goudsmit - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Folksy home-spun everyman creeper, Joe Biden, says he would have ‘beat the hell’ out of Donald Trump

Folksy home-spun everyman creeper, Joe Biden, says he would have 'beat the hell' out of Donald Trump
When Hillary Clinton wants you to think “she’s just like you,” she busts out her southern revival accent or eats at Chipotle.  When Obama wanted you to think he was just a “regular fella” he’d get a burger and beer that his wife supposedly disapproved of. Virtually every out-of-touch politician has some contrived way of trying to make it seem that they’re just one of the down-to-Earth “real people” they hope to rule with an iron fist.

Joe Biden has two such crutches.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Rand Paul: ‘An uncontrollable deep state in intel community’—rips Brennan and Mueller probe

Rand Paul: 'There is an uncontrollable deep state in the intel community' . . . rips John Brennan and 'far afield' Mueller probe
Whatever you think of Rand Paul, the one thing no one can accuse him of being is ‘partisan hack.’ He’s bucked his own party as much as anyone other than John McCain, and - unlike McCain - he’s done it for the right reasons. So, when he absolutely rips into John Brennan’s vitriolic comments and tears into the Mueller “Russian collusion” investigation, saying he’s just toeing the party line isn’t going to cut it.

Paul appeared on Fox News, where he made it clear he’s no fan of the Mueller investigation, calling it a witch hunt, and continued his longstanding feud with surveillance-state champion, John Brennan.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Congress Says THIS Time We Really Mean It!

Congress Says THIS Time We Really Mean It!
There’s a bill being lovingly preserved by Mitch McConnell, Curator of the Senate, that’s one of those ‘bi–partisan’ efforts the media loves to celebrate.

Senators John Cornyn (R–TX) and Chris Murphy (D–CT) have introduced legislation I’m sure they’ll be featuring in future campaign commercials. According to CNN the bill “aims to strengthen how state and federal governments report offenses that could prohibit people from buying a gun.”

By Michael R. Shannon - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

“DO NOT CONGRATULATE”  Vladimir Putin—Unless You Happen to be Saint Barack

“DO NOT CONGRATULATE”  Vladimir Putin—Unless You Happen to  be  Saint Barack
Why is it that when the Washington Post is caught with its houndstooth pants down, the Mainstream and Social Media are always found looking pointedly the other way?

The WaPo’s “LEAD” story going viral today makes it seem that Donald Trump was the first—and only—president to ever congratulate Vladimir Putin on an election victory when, in point of fact, former president Barack Obama did the same thing, only in a much more gushing way:

“One of the most startling leaks — and stunning revelations — of this whole administration has left President Trump and his senior staff furious and rattled. The Washington Post reports in its lead story:  (Axios, Mar. 21, 2018)

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

House Intelligence Committee: 70-Plus Witnesses Provided No Evidence of Collusion

The House Intelligence Committee voted on Thursday to approve their final report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and alleged collusion, sending it to the Intelligence community to be reviewed and declassified for release to the public.

The vote fell along party lines, with all Republicans on the committee voting to approve the report, and all Democrat members voting against. The report comes after 14 months of investigation.


By Breitbart News - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Trump administration approves $1B arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including more than 6,500 missiles

The White House told Congress Thursday that it plans to approve a $1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a package that includes about 6,700 U.S.-built anti-tank missiles.

The sale also includes support, maintenance and spare parts for American tanks, helicopters and other equipment already in Saudi Arabia’s arsenal. Lawmakers have 30 days to act if they want to try and stop the deal.—More…

By Fox News - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Trump’s tariffs on China will benefit America and are long overdue

President Trump signed an executive memorandum Thursday slapping $50 billion in annual tariffs and other penalties on a broad range of imported Chinese products, fulling his campaign promise to challenge a rising and increasingly rogue China. The move is justified and long overdue.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will publish a list of targeted products in 15 days. That will be followed by a 30-day period for public comment. Tariffs will not be imposed for 60 days, to allow time for comment.—More…

By Fox News - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as White House national security adviser, Trump says

President Trump announced Thursday that former United Nations Amb. John Bolton will replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser effective April 9.

“I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9,” Trump tweeted.—More…

By Fox News - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Intersectionality, Tribalism and Farrakhan

Intersectionality, Tribalism and Farrakhan
A funny thing happened on the way to the intersectional future. The proverbial knapsack was unpacked in the Women’s March and inside wasn’t just racial tribalism, but racial and religious supremacism.

Why do Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour of the Women’s March like Farrakhan and his hate group?

The Nation of Islam preaches that black people are the master race. It doesn’t just hate white people, Jews and a whole bunch of other folks. It hates them out of a conviction in its own superiority. According to its teachings, “the Blackman is the original man” and lighter skinned people were “devils” created by an evil mad scientist to rule over black people until they are destroyed by UFOs.

By Daniel Greenfield - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

At least three of the 800 illegals warned of impending arrest by Oakland Mayor have re-offended

At least three of the 800 illegals warned of impending arrest by Oakland Mayor have re-offended - one for spousal abuse

Back on March 6th, Dan told you about how Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s Democrat mayor, decided to warn 800 illegals of an impending ICE raid.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Trump takes high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode

Trump takes high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode, Gaza, West Bank
President Trump’s soon-to-be released “ultimate deal” - aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict – seems set to see Trump not offering the PLO a seat at the negotiating table with Israel.

This possibility follows two extraordinary outbursts by PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:

By David Singer - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story

Kudlow’s skills will keep U.S. economy rolling in fast lane

Kudlow’s skills will keep U.S. economy rolling in fast lane
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Just as baseball season approaches,  President Trump hits it out of the park with his appointment of economist Larry Kudlow to head the White House’s National Economic Council.

Kudlow has a deep knowledge and understanding of businesses on Main Street and Wall Street, qualities the president needs in his top economic adviser.

By John Berlau - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Full Story