Reading Time: 3 minutes Public control of our government depends on accountability and transparency. For July 4th, here are tips on how to obtain official documents. Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act.
Reading Time: 6 minutes How can the administration promise transparency in the public interest while actually releasing very little information? Meet the “mosaic effect.”
Reading Time: 5 minutes In new court filings, the FBI has tacitly admitted that it knows about ties between members of the Saudi royal family and 9/11 hijackers, that it lied about not knowing, and that no one should learn more about this — for reasons of “national security.”
Reading Time: 8 minutes Would you like to know what the government really knows about the death of JFK? About 9/11? Other big mysteries? It’s “eat your broccoli time!” Here’s why you should pay attention to federal policy on releasing—and not releasing—documents.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Associated Press is ever so diplomatic. But its skepticism of the White House says a lot.