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So Why Isn't AAPOR More Transparent?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The crux of the reprimand issued last week by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) against Strategic Vision, LLC is that the p...

Strategic Vision: Time for Transparency

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Troubling new details continue to emerge about Strategic Vision following their reprimand from AAPOR for a lack of methodological disclosure earlier t...

AAPOR "Raises Objections" to Strategic Vision's Non-Disclosure

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As the final act of a yearlong investigation of the polling mishaps leading up to the New Hampshire and other primary elections last year, the America...

A Tale of Two Doctor Polls

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My National Journal column for the week explores two recent surveys of physicians that produced widely divergent results. One was published in the New...

Government Uses Commercial Email and Texting to Avoid FOIA Laws

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Many elected officials have become proficient at using technology to thwart public access to government. Why not, instead, use technology to enhance transparency and accountability?

Interview with Alan Dean Foster, Author of Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

You have to have a script to work with in order to do the novelization. An outline would be horribly inadequate. You also hope for supplementary materials.

The Baseball Player Steroid Outings

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

There can be no dispute that baseball players, indeed many of the famous ones, have taken steroids. Conceded it is news, but all media disclosures accomplish is the ruining of reputations.

See Which House Health Care Committees Excel In Disclosure

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two of the key House committees that have passed health care reform legislation are disclosing significant information from the committee markups on t...

'Can I Trust This Poll?' - Part III

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

In Part II of this series on how to answer the question, "can I trust this poll," I argued that we need better ways to assess "likely voter" samples: ...

'Can I Trust This Poll?' - Part II

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

"Can I trust this poll?" In Part I of this series I tried to present the growing clash between traditional polling methods and a new breed that breaks...

Obama's Schooling the Bank on Transparency

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

Over the past five months, President Obama has made great strides in improving transparency within the USG. Mr. Zoellick and his team of experts over at the World Bank could stand to learn a thing or two from the U.S. Government.

Where To Find Stimulus Contracts

Real Time Investigations, Sunlight Projects | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A company that offers outsourcing services to federal and state governments got a a contract award for $2.8 million in funds from the American Recover...

Should Lobbyists Be Required to Disclose Anything?

Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Blumenthal

The need for a better system of lobbying disclosure, that increases registration and disclosure, is necessary to provide the public with the information that actually matters.

Civil Society to the World Bank: Adopt Transparency 2.0

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chad Dobson

Various civil society groups reiterated the need for disclosure of deliberative World Bank documents, especially those relating to the Development Policy Loans.

Quality, Standards and Disclosure: An Inbox Overflowing

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Over the last few weeks, I had the chance to attend two different events that covered similar ground: a day-long conference on survey quality organize...

Did the Dog Eat the Data?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Here is an update on Strategic Vision, one of the three polling firms that never responded to repeated requests for information by the American Associ...

AAPOR's Report: Why 2008 Was Not 1948

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As someone who writes about polling methodology, I consider last week's report from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) on th...

AAPOR Releases More Details on Burnham Censure

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

In early February, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) censured Dr. Gilbert Burnham, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bl...

Time for Disclosure that We're Not Alone

Suzanne Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Taylor

President Barack Obama should demand and receive a full briefing by his military services and intelligence agencies regarding the extraterrestrial presence and related phenomena.

AAPOR Censures Lancet Iraq Casualty Survey

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My colleagues at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) announced yesterday that an eight month investigation found that Dr. Gil...

Lack of Disclosure the Root Cause of the Financial Crisis

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Scheer

The market did not understand that families buying homes would have an incentive to default on their mortgage obligations if housing prices stopped rising or actually declined.

Miller: What Pollsters Can Learn From Climate Modelers

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Guest Pollster Clark A. Miller is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. His post expands on a comment left on Pollster.com on Friday. As...

Is Youth Being Served?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My NationalJournal.com column, on whether pollsters should be weighting by age, and if so, to what value, is now online. It follows on last night's po...

Where the Politicians Party

Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Blumenthal

There are already over 400 reported parties for the two presidential conventions. Hosts include Qwest, Eli Lilly, AT&T, the RIAA, PhRMA, and lobbying giant Patton Boggs.

Pass S. 223!

Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Blumenthal

Thanks to outdated rules, Senate campaign finance information takes weeks, if not months, to reach the public after it is disclosed. Now it's time to change that.