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open government / TRANSPARENCY

Under the Bush administration "state secrets" and assertion of executive privilege were used to justify hiding the true reasons, as well as cost, of the War in Iraq. RNC email accounts were created to keep sensitive conversations out of the public domain. There is a growing consensus across the ideological divide that transparency should be a prerequisite for democracy. This movement - spearheaded by groups such as The Sunlight Foundation and Personal Democracy Forum - seeks to have public disclosure of everything from the legislative process to lobbying in real time.

website link: Sunlight Foundation  - Open Government

website link: Personal Democracy Forum : Open Government