Published June 17, 2013
The government's program for disability benefits for federal workers is reported rife with waste and abuse, including cases where apparently healthy employees ran marathons, skied and did trapeze flips while collecting disability payments.
Published May 23, 2013
The IRS official who refused to testify at a House hearing Wednesday has become a key focus of the congressional investigations into the IRS practice of singling out conservative groups.
Published May 15, 2013
The chorus of comparisons between President Obama and the only president to resign in disgrace is growing by the day, as the administration’s scandals appear to pile up. Whether the comparisons are fair or not, columnist George Will perhaps led the charge -- after citing the Article of Impeachment against President Nixon in an opinion piece this week.
Published May 07, 2013
A passage in President Obama's recent commencement address at Ohio State University has highlighted the stark contrast between his view of the role of government and that of his Republican opponents, and it may portend tough political clashes for the remainder of his term.
Published April 12, 2013
While the White House and many lawmakers push to grant legal status to immigrants who crossed the border illegally, the Romeike family thought they followed the rules -- but now face deportation.
Published April 09, 2013
Climate change skeptics are doing a bit of gloating following a series of mainstream media reports that acknowledge what those skeptics have long held -- the earth is not warming, at least not in the last 10 years.
Published March 29, 2013
Sugar is just one commodity whose price is hugely inflated in the United States because of what critics call an outdated system of subsidies and price supports.
Published March 28, 2013
More than five years after the housing bubble burst -- sending the U.S. economy into a tailspin from which it has yet to fully recover -- the two government-backed entities at the heart of the bust remain deeply in debt.
Published March 27, 2013
Working for the federal government used to mean a trade-off -- lower salaries, in exchange for higher job security. Today, there's no trade-off as federal workers often make good money with little risk of being fired.
Published March 26, 2013
A prime example of how slowly the federal government moves is a piece of prime real estate in Washington's tony Georgetown neighborhood -- an old steam-generating plant with a spectacular view of the Potomac waterfront.