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  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the country, because if the administration didn't target opponents, that would mean the IRS has become corrupt all on its own.
  • Feds put out false stats on mortgage fraud

    In front of news cameras, federal authorities have talked tough about combating mortgage fraud. But behind closed doors, some FBI offices didn't even list mortgage fraud as a top priority, and the Department of Justice repeatedly promoted inflated...

    Homebuyer carrot might come with strings attached

    Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive. A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...

    New housing gives homeless Osceola families hope, dignity

    New housing gives homeless Osceola families hope, dignity
    One day Derrik Smith was soaring as an orientation manager for a pizza place in Osceola. The next day, the chain unexpectedly converted to franchises and jettisoned Smith and others like so much excess ballast. Without warning or a fiscal parachute,...

    Issuing chronic complaints to board not out of bounds

    Q: I am on the board of our condominium association. As a board, we address complaints by unit owners as they relate to violations of association rules. We have a habitual complainer that in 2013 alone submitted over 26 complaints in regard to noise. We...