The hundreds of government documents that ended up at a resale store haven’t been confiscated from the media. They're just going into different containers.
Unlike Hillary Clinton's attorney, they don't get safes from the government.
The question is: Is our country better off as a result of Edward Snowden's revelations? The president said last week: Write
The Colorado governor also said that he was elaborating on ideas that Fareed Zakaria presented in a Washington Post op-ed
President Obama hit the Oval Office and ordered State "to complete the processing of the backlog of 25-year-old records awaiting declassification by the end of December 2013." Didn't happen, of course. And that, it turns out, is the least of it.
The Brennan Center report also notes that even at the individual level, every incentive within a government agency points
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The self-proclaimed "most transparent Administration in history" just rejected more FOIA requests than ever, a 22% increase. Just how transparent is this White House? Former National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor and Investigative Blogger Marcy Wheeler join Alicia to debate.
Americans now possess (or more accurately are possessed by) a vast "intelligence" bureaucracy deeply in the shadows, whose activities are a mass of known unknowns and unknown unknowns to those of us on the outside. It is beyond enormous.
Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons.
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.