Over-Classification at the State Department

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 10:25 am

Designed primarily to hide the actions of the peoples’ government from the people, federal agencies now routinely slap a classified label on just about everything; the Department of Defense recently classified a memo about over-classification. Obama even signed (albeit with his fingers crossed behind his back) the Reducing Over-Classification Act, which required various parts of the federal government to (you guessed it) reduce over-classification. As part of implementing this law, federal inspectors general are supposed to “evaluate” the classification policies of the organizations.

 

Late Night: Rose Mary and Time

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 8:00 pm

This was a big week for Watergate geeks like myself; with anniversaries falling like rain, from the initial break-in and arrests on Monday to today, for which we remember the notorious White House tape so damning that 18 1/2 minutes of it came up conveniently missing. Now, considering what was on the rest of the tapes, that little “stretch” of magnetic gossamer must have been quite something.

Gosztola’s Notes on Civil Liberties from August 25

By: Friday August 26, 2011 6:30 am

Here’s some of the latest stories on civil liberties, digital freedom and WikiLeaks.

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