Opinion: McConnell scores zero in transparency analysis

Let's leave aside whether Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign should be barring the editor of LEO Weekly, or any reporter, from a press event and look at a broader issue.

Saturday marks the end of Sunshine Week, a time when open-government advocacy groups reinforce the importance of public access to information. And that reminded me of an assessment this year from GovTrack.us that showed congressional support for transparency in all things is relative.

GovTrack.us is a website run by a company called Civic Impulse LLC, and it is aimed at promoting more openness in the federal government. One of the many pieces of analysis GovTrack.us makes available to the public is the record of each member of Congress on legislation to make government more transparent. Continue>>>