The Nitty Gritty Of Governance

Here's something that won't seize cable news:

Authorities arrested 485 people since March in the largest nationwide mortgage-fraud crackdown of its kind, the U.S. Justice Department said.

During the enforcement effort, 1,215 criminal defendants responsible for $2.3 billion in losses faced some type of legal action, the department said. The crackdown, dubbed Operation Stolen Dreams, also included 191 civil cases resulting in the recovery of more than $147 million.

“This represents the largest collective enforcement effort ever brought to bear in confronting mortgage fraud,” said Attorney General Eric Holder at a news conference in Washington. “These schemes are despicable, they are dangerous to our economy and they will not be tolerated.”

Slowly, a government eager to govern is rediscovering its atrophied muscles. And this is not socialism. It's the regulation that makes capitalism possible and fair.