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You Can't Know Who Acted How to Hide What You Can't Know. Is That Clear?

Nope, the headline of this article isn’t clear to me either, and that’s the problem.

On Thursday of this week, the Senate quietly rolled back a new law that would have required senior government officials’ financial ties to industry to be posted to the Internet, where anyone could review them. There was no public debate. [...]

Senate Hides Behind Secret Votes in Defunding Research

To no small degree, the United States of America rose in prominence because of innovation, and to no small degree that innovation has been funded through research funded directly by the federal government and indirectly through its support of higher education. In economist Edwin Mansfield’s classic study of American industrial innovation, for instance, he finds [...]

Senate Hides Behind Voice Vote To Make Your Life Transparent

You know what irks me the most about yesterday’s Senate vote to reauthorize Patriot Act Provisions without a single, solitary reform?

Oh, there are so many contenders. But right now, what irks me the most about this decision was that it was made without a moment of public debate on the Senate floor, passed by [...]