Why I never watch the presidential debates

Here’s the fatal flaw of the formal political debate: It has ceased to be an actual debate, and is now a competitive joint press conference. A reporter asks a question, the candidate pivots to his talking point, the opponent recites his most relevant memorized response… and they’re ready for the next question. Nothing is ever really discussed, because nothing is spontaneous.

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How the Community Reinvestment Act promoted today’s financial troubles

The Clinton administration has turned the Community Reinvestment Act, a once-obscure and lightly enforced banking regulation law, into one of the most powerful mandates shaping American cities—and, as Senate Banking Committee chairman Phil Gramm memorably put it, a vast extortion scheme against the nation’s banks. Under its provisions, U.S. banks have committed nearly $1 trillion for inner-city and low-income mortgages and real estate development projects, most of it funneled through a nationwide network of left-wing community groups, intent, in some cases, on teaching their low-income clients that the financial system is their enemy and, implicitly, that government, rather than their own striving, is the key to their well-being.

It doesn’t specifically address today’s financial troubles, but that’s because this article was published when Bill Clinton was still President. Note that $1 trillion figure listed above is much larger than the $700 billion requested by the Bush Administration, even without factoring in inflation.

The Democrats just can’t leave Bill Clinton behind

Callers dialing for N.J. Democrats get sex chat offer instead

A misprint in a telephone book has led to some callers dialing a phone sex service while trying to reach a New Jersey political organization.

A listing for the Sussex County Democratic Committee in Embarq’s white pages sent people to a sultry female voice inviting them to pay for sex chat.

I don’t know why, but Bill Clinton jokes never get old…

The Democrats just can’t leave Bill Clinton behind

Callers dialing for N.J. Democrats get sex chat offer instead

A misprint in a telephone book has led to some callers dialing a phone sex service while trying to reach a New Jersey political organization.

A listing for the Sussex County Democratic Committee in Embarq’s white pages sent people to a sultry female voice inviting them to pay for sex chat.

I don’t know why, but Bill Clinton jokes never get old…