transparency

Only with Real Transparency Will the FBI Ever Be Trusted Again

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We live in a world where, due to the pervasiveness of Big Tech, many, if not most, of us feel that our privacy is dead. Our children are growing up with that grim knowledge, unlike any generation in human history. It's not an exaggeration to imagine that this will have a profound effect on the human species itself. Big Brother is already the fabric of our existence. We need an FBI that is a defender of the people, not of itself, that is totally clean and as transparent as possible, to fight for us against this behemoth and to preserve even a semblance of what the Founders wanted for the citizens of this country. Think about that one, Christopher Wray, when you're worried about your "secrets."

Let the Sunshine in at the Federal Reserve

Stephen Moore, CNS News

I'm disappointed I had to withdraw from the nomination to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board because I do believe the Fed needs to change the way it operates. In the last month, I started investigating how it makes its decisions, which have such a dramatic impact on jobs, wages, interest rates and the overall well-being of the country. Polls have shown that over 70% of voters are supportive of more Fed openness. The public has a right to know how our monetary policy is conducted. The Fed's business is the peoples' business, and more transparency would enhance central banks' credibility with the American people, leading to a healthier economy.

Brian Lamb Retires: How C-SPAN Started the Revolution Against TV’s Liberal Gatekeepers

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Brian Lamb’s idea that, “We’re better off listening to everyone, no matter what they say, rather than us being the gatekeeper,” looks even more revolutionary today, in the era of social media censorship of conservatives, than it did in 1979 when he started C-SPAN.

Trump Threatens Veto Of Democrat Internet Takeover Bill

We are pleased to learn that President Trump’s administration opposes the Democrats' H.R. 1644 and we hope that the White House statement is indicative of more engagement on the current challenges to maintaining an open internet communications market.

House To Modernize But More Transparency Not on the Agenda

Mark Tapscott, The Epoch Times

Among Nancy Pelosi’s first moves as Speaker of the House was creating the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, but making the House more transparent—and thus more accountable to voters—got lost somewhere along the way. Political strategists from across the ideological spectrum expressed disappointment with the committee’s early performance. “The entire scope of the purposes of the committee is subject to potential abuse unless its work is done with great transparency,” warned Mark Fitzgibbons.

Fight Election Fraud on Indian Reservations: Email The White House Today!

On Indian Reservations there is little or no accountability, no oversight or enforcement authority of a state Secretary of State on Election Day, and to be blunt, that is exactly how Democratic Senator Jon Tester became a Senator in 2007, and remains in office to this day.

Why Conservative Scott Pruitt Is Trump’s Best Cabinet Secretary

Choosing conservative Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his EPA Administrator was one of President Trump’s more inspired choices. Through one brief memo Pruitt has made it clear the days of the government kowtowing to the environmental lobby are over.

Neomi Rao Nomination A Win For Constitutional Conservatives

Many in Congress will not welcome her nomination and will seek to stop it. However, limited government constitutional conservatives should welcome the nomination of Prof. Neomi Rao to head OIRA as a major victory for constitutional government and fight tooth and nail to secure her confirmation.

Log publishing is better than log rolling

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump has stumbled in setting up his administration, including by failing to fill hundreds of important jobs. Publishing the White House visitor logs is an easy way for him to demonstrate that he means to create a transparent administration.

Mike Lee’s Plan To Fix Congress

Sen. Mike Lee, The Federalist

Lee offers 5 steps to restore trust, transparency, and empowerment. "Repubs. should make it part of the job description of ‘chairman’ that each committee, and ideally, each subcommittee, propose at least one major, fundamental, long-term policy overhaul each year."

Obama’s Lobbyists, Another Broken Promise

Washington Times Editors

Once upon a time, lobbyists were told they would have no place in the Obama admin. Transparency would put an end to business as usual in DC. Now, lobbyists call the shots in this admin and a ‘billionaires club’ writes this administration’s environmental policies.

What's He Hiding? Inspectors Gen.: Obama Admin. Obstructing Justice

Hans von Spakovsky, TownHall

In an unprecedented letter, a majority of the fed. gov't’s inspectors general claim that the Obama admin. is obstructing their investigations into government mismanagement and corruption. So much for Obama’s claim that his would be the most transparent administration in history.

$619 Billion Missed From fed. Transparency Site

Gregory Korte, USA TODAY

A gov't website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found. And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate, according to the GAO.

Obama Admin. Censoring Records More Than Ever Before

RT.com Staff

An AP analysis showed that the gov't more than ever censored materials it turned over or fully denied access to them, in 244,675 cases or 36% of all FOIA requests. On 196,034 other occasions, the government said it couldn't find records, or provided censored documents.