Monday, March 14, 2011

State Department Still Lacks Transparency Despite Obama Promises

It's "Sunshine Week," an annual event meant to promote government transparency. Unfortunately, the cultural bureaucrats in the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have yet to act upon President Obama's promises for more open government. If anything, based on what they have said at oral argument in the ACCG-IAPN-PNG FOIA appeal, they believe the issue of how import restrictions on cultural goods are made is none of the public's business. I guess their only defense is that they are in good company; other agencies have also failed in this regard as well. See

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