According to a survey by the Quinnipiac University poll, New Jersey's voters say that the most serious problem facing their state isn't the budget deficit, terrorism or Mexican immigrants.
Call it inexperience or lack of knowledge or just being a little naive, but little mistakes can make the loan process a nightmare. So I would like to give a little advice and hopefully it will go a long way to save some borrowers from a nightmare experience.
Seven weeks ago we asked you what you wanted Townhall.com to be. Thousands of you responded and we listened.
Recently, a local Wilmington, North Carolina news station (WWAY) ran a news story on my satirical column "My new contribution to educational racism." Local news stations like to run news stories on my satires because the proliferation of crack, heroin, methamphetamines, prostitution, and illegal immigration in my town is not sufficiently newsworthy.
For years, Democrats have charged that President Bush has employed an arrogant approach to foreign policy and alienated our European allies.
I wish I could take credit for this idea, but one of my blog readers noted and documented similarities between the Scottsboro and Duke rape cases. There are huge and obvious differences between the cases, to be sure, but the similarities are instructive.
If your assignment was to write an essay on the stupidity of President Bush, you could start in with some confidence. The reason for this is that George W. Bush hasn't any flair for the spoken word, so that you can take specimens of this weakness and deduce, for your composition on G.W. Bush, that he is stupid.
In an hour of seemingly all Iraq all the time, some comments on other happenings of greater or lesser note.
Last week, I got a note from a reader complaining that I have not submitted my annual list of summer reading recommendations. So, naturally, I dropped what I was doing -- actually, I dropped what I was smoking -- to compile the following list for my loyal readers:
Anti-Americanism is the disease du jour for a lot of the world's envious, beginning with the intellectuals, who are carriers of the virus, and including bloggers, washed-up politicians and whatever man (or woman) in the street a lazy reporter with a microphone, camera, pad or pencil can find who wants to put in his nickel's worth.
To capture the Senate, Democrats must gain six seats. So, even if they defeat the five Republicans considered most vulnerable -- Montana's Conrad Burns, Missouri's Jim Talent, Ohio's Mike DeWine, Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee -- they will need one more.
Because of the classified nature of the original report on WMD, Santorum and Hoekstra could only convey very basic facts.
It's a strange time we live in; almost unparalleled to any other time in the last 100 years. At home we have the 'have a lots", the "haves", the "up to the eye browsers", the "barely hanging oners" and the "foot loose and fancy free folk" (no home, no car, no nothing).
The problem is that Bloomberg's idea of public health, like the CDC's, does not distinguish between deadly diseases people catch and risky things they choose to do.
House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference on June 16 to announce their bold, new policy initiatives in a plan called New Direction.
I dedicate this column to John Murtha, the reason soldiers invented fragging.
When I was a mere sprout, I recall that some nincompoops were convinced that fluoridating water was a communist plot. So it was at a very tender age that I first caught on that, no matter how normal people might appear to be, there was always a good chance that scratch the surface and you'd find screwballs.
Although economic conditions are such that a person can easily roll short term debt, which is currently very high, into long term debt which is much lower and save both money and time (amortization of the debt) a size able number of people either don't want to do that or think they can't really afford to do that.
Smith was fired by a Republican governor for standing by a truth rooted in 2,000 years of Catholic doctrine, Natural Law, the Torah, the Islamic faith, the teachings of every Christian denomination and the laws of every Western nation up to the late 20th century.
After visiting one of your stores recently – the one on Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina – I’m afraid I will have to add you to my list of businesses I’m boycotting in 2006. The boycott stems from your misguided decision to provide customers with a better selection of “Musica Latina” than Country music CDs. In America, this is simply unacceptable.
Observers of contemporary society will surely have noted that a liberal is far more likely to fear global warming than a conservative. Why is this?
With voters going to the polls in a little more than four months, legislators on both sides of Capitol Hill and both sides of the aisle are jockeying for position on a host of contentious issues. Topping the list at the moment is what to do about Iraq.
When word came on Monday morning that the Supreme Court had reversed the 6th Circuit in the two big wetlands cases, some of us critics of federal imperialism were ecstatic. Callooh, Callay, O frabjous day! We fairly chortled in our joy. Justice Antonin Scalia had slain the invidious Corps of Engineers!
The Internet is the newest and most free medium of communication, which can be used to both check government and counter the mainstream media. This means, of course, that the government is already looking to regulate it. If certain legislators have their way, the end of free blogging on the Internet will come sooner rather than later.
It appeared that the gap between the House and the Senate was so wide that not even Presidential arm-twisting could bring about a result. Into this political impasse has stepped the impressive, thoughtful and energetic Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, Representative Mike Pence (R-IN).
Jack Black stars as the titular Nacho, a half-Mexican, half-Scandinavian friar who spends his days making indigestible meals for orphans in the Oaxaca region of Mexico and his nights dreaming of becoming a great luchador, Latin America’s mask-wearing, freestyle professional wrestlers. When the beautiful Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera) arrives at his monastery, Nacho decides he must prove his manly worth to her by making his dream a reality and using his winnings to buy the orphans better food.
The way in which Jefferson has handled himself during this episode, and the support he has gotten from a number of his Black Caucus colleagues, is an embarrassment and demonstrates, once again, the sore need for a new kind of black leadership in Washington.
The humanitarian argument for increasing immigration appeals to many people of deep religious sensibilities. According to this argument, the United States is morally obligated to admit any poor suffering people of the world who manage to make it into the United States.
The governor of Maryland fired one of his appointees to the Washington Metro transit authority board for stating a negative opinion of homosexuality on a cable TV talk show.