Stories tagged: secrecy
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Security of U.S. nukes now an official secret
The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic …
Sun., July 2, 2017
Editorial: Budget passed with an unconscionable secrecy, haste
What is it that public servants are afraid the public will see? According to lawmakers who defend the secrecy, the answer is honesty. Can’t be frank if the public is …
Wed., June 21, 2017
Stealthy Senate undermines own health care bill
The public should see the entire bill, seeing how it will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and affect one-sixth of the economy.
Thu., April 20, 2017
Dana Milbank: Trump provides cover for D.C. swamp
For everybody else who believed Trump’s populist talk about tackling a rigged system, it’s time to recognize you’ve been had.
Tue., May 24, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Editorials covered moving holidays to Mondays, an initiative to limit employment opportunities for gay people and increasing U.S. secrecy and surveillance after 9/11.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Police officer names would be kept secret under Virginia bill
Should the government be allowed to keep the names of police officers secret from the news media and public? A bill moving forward in Virginia would do that.
Thu., March 17, 2011
Leaker barely scrutinized
Tighe Barry stood in a cool breeze at the corner of 22nd and C streets in Foggy Bottom wearing nothing but a jockstrap and goose bumps. A small sign hanging …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2009
Idaho site offers nitty-gritty on spending
BOISE – A nonprofit group on Tuesday launched a “government transparency” Web site that offers details about state and local government spending in Idaho, from a mayor’s salary to an …
Thu., July 17, 2008
Judge opens Duncan hearing
BOISE – U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has reversed himself and ordered today’s status hearing in killer Joseph Duncan’s death penalty proceedings opened to the press and public. Meanwhile, prosecutors …
Sat., June 28, 1997
Another Case Of Conspiracy, Cover-Up
In its most diabolical move yet, the U.S. Air Force has thickened its cover-up of the Flying Saucer crash near Roswell, N.M., 50 years ago by issuing a detailed, 231-page …
Sun., May 19, 1996
Fbi Wants Jfk Documents To Be Kept Secret
The FBI has appealed to President Clinton for a second time to keep documents related to President Kennedy’s assassination secret. This time, the focus is on 13 documents earmarked for …