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The Importance of Optics: Augmented Reality Edition

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, January 26 2011

Obama: The economy is great! Sunlight: No it isn't ... Obama: Look at how we're investing in the energy industry! Sunlight: Look at how the energy industry is investing in federal government. Take a look at the ... Read More

State-Level Legislatures' Bills to Get First Machine Reading

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 18 2011

Source: OpenGovernment.org State-level open government and open data enthusiasts just got a new experiment to work with, as OpenGovernment.org, a project to provide easier access to information about the deliberations of ... Read More

Open Data at the Golden Gate, But Transparency? Maybe Not Yet

BY Nick Judd | Friday, November 19 2010

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signs open data legislation into law. Photo: Courtesy Gavin Newsom / twitpic San Francisco, Ca., made the news last week when its board of supervisors passed an open-data law, one-upping ... Read More

Congress Can't Hear You

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 27 2010

Citizen-lobbying of Congress is a broken system, if it can be called that having never really worked that well in the first place. Read More

Towards a More Perfect Annotated Constitution

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 17 2010

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Dangerous Data Perfectionism

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 10 2010

Here's another take on this question of what quality of openness and transparency it's reasonable for us to expect from government, this from Gunnar Hellekson. As Chief Technology Strategist for the domestic public ... Read More

Sunlight's Miller Takes a Dim View of Obama's Transparency

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 7 2010

Using a somewhat more compressed time frame than Californian Carl Malamud favors, the DC-based Sunlight Foundation used the example of a supposed $1.3 trillion worth of missing or wrong data in a federal spending ... Read More

Poligraft Launches. Swear.

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 5 2010

Earlier this week, I teased you all with pre-mature notice that the Sunlight Foundation's* new Poligraft.com had launched. This afternoon, I pinkie swear that the site is actually up and running. Read More

On Kurds, Data, and the Press

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 15 2010

Evidence in support of the argument that the audience for open government data can, quite usefully, be the "mainstream media": an article in today's New York Times' on Americans profiting from Kurdish oil ... Read More

Clever "Elena's Inbox" Tweak: Starred Messages

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 25 2010

Elena's Inbox, a weekend project that emerged from Sunlight Labs' new director Tom Lee after a tweeted suggestion from Bob Brigham, has gained a bunch of attention. Read More