TheGovernment Accountability Office has released a new report that shows 34 areas where the federal government operates hundreds of duplicate programs spread across agencies and bureaucracies. The report also identifies 47 other areas where the government could save money.

As the anti-reform protests in Madison, Wisconsin, drag into their third week, much has been said about how peaceful, respectful, and well-behaved the demonstrators have been. But there are certainly some glaring exceptions which, while not adequately covered by the mainstream media, deserve some attention nonetheless.

On Monday, Idaho State Representative Pete Nielsen (R-Mountain Home) introduced a non-binding measure calling on the Congress of the United States to repeal the 17th Amendment.

AFSCME in WisconsinUnions — in both the public and private sectors — have been thrust back into the national spotlight following weeks of unrest over proposed reforms, particularly in Wisconsin, but in other states as well. Countless commentators and analysts of all persuasions have offered their opinions on the matter. And the outcome of ongoing battles, all of them agree, will have far-reaching repercussions.

Eric HolderThough evidence of racism in the Justice Department has been evident for some time, Attorney General Eric Holder finally admitted to it on March 1, when he confessed that the Department was lax in the voter-intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.