California's incoming secretary of state, Debra Bowen, says her office will conduct "a top to bottom review of every voting system in use anywhere in California." What's more, Bowen has indicated she is willing to decertify machines approved by her predecessor, Bruce McPherson. We can only hope Bowen's investigation will spark a national trend.
Stuart Bowen of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says billions of dollars of Iraq's national income are lost annually to corruption, with public funds often ending up in the hands of insurgents. Bowen's oversight office is set to close due to legislation passed by the Republican Congress.