Was there ever a time when the American public was more distrustful of the government?
Was there ever a time when the government was more determined to keep secret the information it collects at the public’s expense?
Government secrecy and public distrust go hand in hand. They feed on each other. And that may help explain why Iowa politicians, despite their fatuous claims of openness and transparency, are actually so contemptuous of “the public’s right to know.” Continue…