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6 Startling Revelations From Declassified U.S. Government Documents 

6 Startling Revelations From Declassified U.S. Government Documents 

  From HowStuffWorks “The [public] tolerance for the secrecy of these organizations has become smaller,” Pfeiffer says. “There’s a demand by people to have a greater understanding of what their intelligence agencies actually are up to … And the intelligence agencies are incredibly powerful and outrageously secret. So over time, for the intelligence community to...

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Transparency and National Security: What News Editors Need to Tell Their Reporters

Transparency and National Security: What News Editors Need to Tell Their Reporters

Dan Froomkin at PressWatch on journalism after January 6. The most important lesson of the Bush/Cheney years is that we should never assume government officials are telling us the truth, especially when it comes to matters involving war and national security. This is hardly an original lesson, and yet nonetheless it bears repeating. We should...

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MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock is a collaborative news site that gives you the tools to hold the government accountable. From our friends at MuckRock. MuckRock wants to help you prepare for the coming administration and the deep reflection we’ll need to give to the current one. Let us know what questions you have. Check out our FOIA 101: Tips and...

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12 Steps to Controlling the U.S. Surveillance State

12 Steps to Controlling the U.S. Surveillance State

(Image Credit; Just Security) A team of writers at the Just Security blog, have a 12-step program for reining in the U.S. surveillance system that has expanded relentlessly beyond the control of Congress and the people. Whether President-elect Biden and his national security team will be interested is another question. The Biden intelligence transition team...

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How Biden Can Set the Terms Against Trump’s Plan to Steal the Election

How Biden Can Set the Terms Against Trump’s Plan to Steal the Election

From Sidney Blumenthal at Just Security, a checklist of measures to protect the vote, or as he puts it, “ the commitments for maintaining a fair and free democratic election that Biden should advance before the election.” No candidate should do anything to prevent votes from being counted, however long that process takes. No candidate...

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