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Government Oversight

The Dictionary of the Global War on You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. Constitution: A revered piece of paper that no one pays much actual attention to any more, especially if it interferes with American safety from terrorism.

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.

Why the Tea Party Is Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have developed an American myth about the magical efficiency of market forces and have deified entrepreneurs. We have developed a disdain for government as an obstacle to progress. Neither is entirely true or false.

Will Rendition Always Remain a State Secret?

Emily Berman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman

On President Obama's first day in office, he stated unequivocally that his administration was "committed to operating with an unprecedented level of openness in government." It is time for the president to live up to his promise.

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Government Oversight Sheriffs Heading To Gulf For Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are heading down to the Gulf Coast late this weekend to assess ...

Eco Etiquette: Is The Gulf Oil Disaster Obama's Katrina?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm a South Park conserva...

It's Not Just ACORN, Says Congressman Grayson

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked with Congressman Alan Grayson in detail about his efforts to stop the government cash flow to contractors that cheat the government and overcharge the American taxpayers.

No Good Times for Big Business -- They're Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Big Business is not as interested in making big plans or big money with big ideas as they are in blaming Washington for all that ultimately ails you.

Maybe We Really Do Want Government to Make the Decisions

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Before deciding whether or not government should make decisions let's look at the alternative. Not enough consideration is given to the real question: if We, the People don't make decisions, then who does?