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July 14, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Public Outcry Protects Open Gov Against Backroom Legislation



Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin Bipartisan protest demanded the removal of anti-transparency language from Wisconsin's state budget bill.

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Topics: Open Government

July 7, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

In Snowden’s Wake: New Book Examines Needed Intelligence Reforms



Crowd carrying Edward Snowden masks Regardless of how you view Edward Snowden, Ronald Goldfarb’s new book shows that Snowden’s revelations have forever altered America’s political landscape.

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Topics: Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

July 1, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Application of FOIA in Army Case Leaves Much to be Desired



Man in a military uniform removing folders from a filing cabinet U.S. Central Command is misusing the Freedom of Information Act to hide a report on war crimes in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

June 25, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

More Calls for Access to CRS’s Formal Reports



A woman reads through card catalogs in the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service reports belong in the public domain.

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Topics: Open Government

June 19, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

'Democracy in the Dark' Sheds Light on Government Secrecy



F.A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Danielle Brian F.A.O. Schwarz Jr. discussed his new book, Democracy in the Dark, and the role of secrecy in national security.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

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