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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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Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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