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And the Award for Openness Goes to...

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 16 2011

President Obama's getting a transparency award today, right at the moment he's getting a swell of press for being opaque. His administration's focus has been on revamping institutional systems, but the short-term effect ... Read More

The bureaucracy is flat? SAVE Award finalists blog for the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 21 2009

The four rank-and-file federal workers who reached the final round of the White House's SAVE Award are getting a chance to do something that the vast majority of the people who rank in the federal bureaucracy somewhere ... Read More

Sotomayor on Cameras in the Court

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 14 2009

This is something of a personal obsession, but indulge me. Minnesota Democratic Senator Herb Kohl just asked Judge Sonya Sotomayor about what, as a sitting Supreme Court justice, her take would be on letting cameras into ... Read More

The People v. The Counsel's Office

BY Michael Turk | Monday, January 26 2009

Will the openness and transparency promised at all levels of government come to pass? Or will the people be thwarted, yet again, by the law? Those are questions that have been running through my head the last few days. I ... Read More

How Revolutionary is Obama's Anti-FISA Group?

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, July 4 2008

But this development is more properly seen as a natural evolution in any open, networked system that is allowed to operate in the political space. The credit belongs to his supporters, not Obama. It's now a truism that ... Read More

A New Approach to Open Government: Push It Out of the Website Business

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 23 2008

A new article in Yale's Journal of Law & Technology offers up a somewhat counterintuitive new online plan for the next presidential administration to make government more useful, more accountable, and more ... Read More

Barack Runs with the "Top Down"

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 12 2007

Detailing what he thought was a bug at BarackObama.com, Michael Arrington found it odd that the site listed the "Gay Nigger Association of America for Barack Obama" as a supporter. Some quick digging turned up an error ... Read More