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Reducing Over Classification Act

Matt Sledge

CIA Doesn't Think It's Keeping Too Many Secrets | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

The CIA is locked in an epic battle with the Senate over how much information about its George W. Bush-era torture tactics should be released. Senator...

Matt Sledge

Intelligence Agencies Won't Release Reports On Excessive Secrecy | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

A little more than three years ago, Congress passed a law ordering the nation's top intelligence agencies to review their classification procedures. T...

Leaks and the Public Right to Know

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

Congress is, in fact, much more likely to enact a statute which does make it a crime, at least for government officials, to disclose any classified information to the press. It must be urged to move slowly and deliberately.

Reining in Secrecy at Your Local Police Department

Kate Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Martin

A small but significant step for civil liberties to preserve the role of local and state law enforcement as police departments that protect communities rather than as an intelligence arm of the federal government occurred yesterday.