From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Long and Winding Road to an Opaque Government
by Victoria Ullmann

Over the last several years both federal and state governments have employed two primary methods of hiding their activities from the public.  The first and most obvious is the misuse of the Patriot Act to label government documents and activities as security matters.  This is nearly impossible to monitor.  If the public and the press cannot see any of the documents, there is no way to know what is being hidden.   The second is privatization of government functions.  By privatizing what are in fact functions of […]

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