By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. followed a public shaming of the former D.C. Council chairman this week with a vow to "ensure public trust" — a pledge sure to be tested as he resolves his probe into Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign, the last in a trio of investigations that blazed a path this year from city hall to the federal courthouse.
"I think the more public the case is, the more pressure there is to pursue it past its point of diminishing returns," said Mr. Vladeck, who commented on federal investigations in general and not specifically on issues in the Gray campaign.
"It often just depends on what else is out there and whether they think there is more to the story," he said.