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After Fannie and Freddie

Most Republicans and even many Democrats agree that we should replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The problem is figuring out what comes next.

Policy Shop
This Old Housing Policy

The time is past due for reform in Federal housing policy. To get Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae out of their protracted receivership, we should look to Ginnie Mae’s superior model.

Time for Congress to Act on Fannie, Freddie

Since I took a look at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for The American Interest late last year, the future of both agencies has remained uncharted by Congress. My piece offered a brief history of the Depression-era birth of Fannie Mae and its younger thrift-inspired sibling, Freddie Mac. For much of that history, these government-sponsored […]

Fannie, Freddie and the House of Cards

The Obama Administration needs to be bolder in reforming the two government-sponsored mortgage giants.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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