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Deconstruction

March 22, 2017

It’s a challenge to pick the worst of the furnace-hot verbiage spewing forth from the new Administration; there is just so much to choose from. But to me, one completely frightening statement stands out. It is “deconstructing the administrative state” as the stated purpose of the Trump team. If this statement doesn’t motivate citizens to action, what will?

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Special Prosecutor Needed to Investigate Russian Election Interference

March 20, 2017

There were troubling signs that some Republican committee members of the House Intelligence Committee had difficulty rising above partisanship to fairly and impartially investigate the direct attack on our democracy by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential race. The partisan protection of the Trump Administration today demonstrates the clear need for a special prosecutor or independent commission to fully investigate the extensive campaign by the Russian government to help elect Donald Trump as President of the United States.

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Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017

March 20, 2017

We celebrate our history of fighting for government transparency each year during Sunshine Week. Founded in 2005, Sunshine Week is an initiative to educate the public about the importance of open and transparent government—and the dangers of unnecessary public secrecy.

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