President Barack Obama’s administration will hand President-elect Donald Trump’s administration a system for secrecy, especially when it comes to concealing military and national security programs and policies, that is stronger than ever. Eight years were spent by the Most Transparent Administration Ever™ refining this system. It succeeded marvelously because administration
Journalists who argue for limiting FOIA so emails are protected betray a great tradition of watchdog journalism.
A recent report reveals the Pentagon is not keeping track of whether former employees are complying with revolving door laws designed to prevent corruption.
Under pressure from the ACLU & the courts, the Pentagon released 200 carefully selected torture photos, but the new photos obscure more than they reveal.
A Washington, D.C. court decision blocks efforts by the FBI to make whole categories of records exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.
Elizabeth Warren revealed a massive life insurance kickback scheme where agents encourage customers to buy substandard coverage in return for personal gain.
The SEC’s proposal would make it harder to bring charges of securities fraud by giving Wall Street companies more room to withhold vital information.
The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”
Kevin Gosztola wants media and movements to work together, ensuring that every politician, corporate tool, law and legislation is shadowproof.
Last August, the SEC reached an agreement with BNY Mellon wherein the bank paid $14.8 million to settle charges that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by hiring unqualified interns in exchange for continued access to an unnamed “Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Fund.” Not only was the sovereign wealth fund involved in the corruption not named, neither where the two officials who asked for jobs for their relatives.