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  • Government does not belong in the home-loan business

    The Aug. 6 editorial “How to avoid the next housing bust” correctly identified the government loan agencies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the prime cause of the last home mortgage crisis and likely cause of the next. The government does not...
  • San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

    San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability
    At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro. A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain

    U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain
    The United States has approved military air drops of humanitarian supplies in northern Iraq for religious minorities fleeing attacks by Islamist militants and they could start at any time, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Officials said...
  • Islamic State grabs more territory in Iraq, reportedly seizes major dam

    A breakaway Al Qaeda group that already holds sway in large swaths of Iraq and Syria made new territorial gains Thursday in northern Iraq, reportedly overrunning a major Christian town and seizing the nation’s largest dam. The fresh advances by...
  • George A. Nation III: Competition for public schools will raise education quality

    This summer when I received my property tax bill from the Bethlehem Area School District, I found that it included a letter from the school board president, Michael Faccinetto. The letter's first sentence assured me that Bethlehem's budget "balances...
  • Walker Says Somers is Breaking Reagan's '11th Commandment'

    Walker Says Somers is Breaking Reagan's '11<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Commandment'
    HARTFORD — It's known as Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: "Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Any Fellow Republican.'' And now David Walker of Bridgeport, one of the Republicans running for lieutenant governor in Connecticut, is accusing his opponent,...
  • Deadly clash in China: An ambush by Uighurs or a government massacre?

    What happened in the dead of night on a desolate road near a desert oasis in northwestern China is so shrouded in mystery that it would seem that nearly everybody who witnessed it took an oath of silence — or is dead. But the most reliable...
  • U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

    U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants
    U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S....