Speaking from his hospital bed, a young man whose hand and foot were amputated by the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali described an agony unlike any other — "a pain that made me forget everything."
Big-government solutions rarely fix serious problems. Instead, they create bigger ones. Since 2006, U.S. passports have been issued with an embedded radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracking chip ostensibly intended to reduce unauthorized entry into the country. In testimony Thursday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that despite the high-tech efforts, passport fraud is still "easy."