Opinion: Freedom of Information Act Protects the Public Interest

Bureaucratic stonewalling erects barriers to the public’s right to know. It also undermines our system of checks and balances and weakens the public’s trust in our institutions of government.

Let’s remember the genesis of our republic. The government works for the people, not the other way around. Foot-dragging subverts transparency and creates a credibility gap.

On his first full day in office, President Obama issued a memorandum that said “information maintained by the federal government is a national asset.” Continue>>>