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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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As Trump Lashes Out, McConnell Protects CIA Director Haspel

As Trump Lashes Out, McConnell Protects CIA Director Haspel

President Trump just fired the government’s top cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs. His offense: he said there were no serious irregularities in the voting that culminated on November 3. No one thinks the soon-to-be ex-president is done. The question in Washington is: Will he fire CIA director Gina Haspel next? Or FBI director Christopher Wray? Last...

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Misinformation 2020 Was Made-in-USA; Russia’s Role Was Tiny

Misinformation 2020 Was Made-in-USA; Russia’s Role Was Tiny

  Just how polluted is the news environment during the 2020 presidential election ? A new study, reporting in DefenseOne, a news platform for the military industrial complex, concludes: Very. The study, by Zignal Labs, is careful to distinguish disinformation–deliberate deceptions–from misinformation–erroneous statements. These falsehoods were consumed by audiences across the country, but unevenly, especially...

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Trump’s ‘Incendiary’ Words Light No Fires–So Far

Trump’s ‘Incendiary’ Words Light No Fires–So Far

After a summer in which Attorney General Bill Barr dispatched unidentified federal agents to confront racial justiice protesters in Portland and an armed gang descended on the capital of Michigan to protest the tyranny of face masks, the threat of violence around the November 3 election could not be discounted. So, far it hasn’t materialized....

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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...