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Secrecy Sacrificing National Security

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Our nation's most notorious criminals violate our most fundamental laws and remain not only free, but actively engaged in influencing our national security policies.

Obama Launches Review Of Secrecy Policy

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama this afternoon directed his national security adviser and senior Cabinet officials to examine whether the government keeps too much in...

Secrecy and Democracy

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Consider one of the Franken Rules of Life: "There is nothing good that someone won't corrupt." Today we talk about secrecy. Obviously there are man...

Secrecy in the Courts: How to Get Judges, Lawyers and Sharon Stone to Follow the Rules?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

California has long had judicial openness rules that are exemplary -- on paper. The time has come to insist that they be followed.

The CIA Won't Put Its Declassified Documents Online

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a quiet, fluorescently lit room in the National Archives' auxiliary campus in suburban College Park, Maryland, 10 miles outside of Washington, are ...

Bush's 11th-Hour Bid for Secrecy

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The order is beyond audacious -- incumbent presidents decide and judge the nature of national security, not former presidents.

What Barack Obama Should Learn From Dick Cheney

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should look to Cheney to understand how a pro -- even one who so damaged the interests of the nation -- managed power and purpose in government.

Bush Does a 9/11 Replay in Asking for Unprecedented Powers and Unprecedented Budget

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What is shocking about the presentation by Bush -- and the deal that is unfolding is that we don't see any acceptance of responsibility for the failure of his team's stewardship of the economy.

Sarah Palin's Inbox Reveals Possible Troopergate Smoking Guns

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why the secrecy? Why try so hard to cover up your e-mail trail? What exactly is Gov. Palin trying to hide?

Subsidizing Corporate Crime and Rewarding Constitutional Abuses

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Controversial government programs are theoretically restrained by checks and balances, but neither Congress nor the courts have a way to check a secret program.

Sundance Saturday: Screenings, Soirees, and Lots of Sir Ben Kingsley

Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Kung

Directed by Amy Redford - daughter of Sundance founder Robert - the film also features a menage a trois, which the large man sitting behind me loudly whispered was the best part of the movie.

Costs Soar For Bush Administration's Secret Document Shredding

Radar | John Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Behold, the Bush Administration in chart form: Federal spending on paper shredding has increased more than 600 percent since George W. Bush took offic...