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Classification

Start a Protest in Your Library

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

In our last post we talked about the future of academic library spaces. We encouraged everyone to dust off the shelves and to begin to think differen...

Matt Sledge

Senator Urges White House To Change 'Culture Of Secrecy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Saying the current system has helped create a "culture of secrecy that is antithetical to our democratic traditions," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

Matt Sledge

Government Secrecy 'Fraught With Problems'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

The federal government is classifying information at a rapidly increasing pace, and every time the CIA, FBI or National Security Agency stamps a docum...

Everything Is Secret, So Don't Bother Asking

William Astore | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
William Astore

Classification is important; state secrets do need to be guarded. But more important than classification is government transparency. Classification in a democracy must be used judiciously and sparingly, else democracy itself is imperiled.

Secrets and More (Government) Secrets

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

Overclassification actually threatens national security by limiting the sharing of information among officials and agencies. More fundamentally, overclassification undermines the critical ingredient for a well-functioning democracy: an informed citizenry.