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Overly Politicizing Redacted Mueller Report Would Miss What’s Really at Stake

Statement of Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director, Open the Government Note: On the Thursday release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation by   Read Full


Sunshine and Shadows – Part 1

Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of the importance of open government and freedom of information, wrapped up earlier this month. Now is a good time to highlight some of the   Read Full


New Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy Report Released at Freedom of Information Day Conference

Open the Government is releasing an in-depth case study, Government Inc.: Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy and hosting a panel discussion addressing  the primary concerns the public should have about   Read Full


Why William Barr must promise to make the Mueller report public

“Is the president of the United States a Russian asset?” It’s a question that could only have been the stuff of spy novels – at least, before this weekend’s explosive   Read Full


Bill to Protect Special Counsel Mueller Could Be a Litmus Test for Government Accountability and Transparency

The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act that is stalled in the Senate protects Mueller and the integrity of the investigation deserves full bipartisan support.   Read Full


A Citizen’s Guide to America’s Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them

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America’s Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them A Citizen’s Guide After 17 years, three presidents, $5.6 trillion, and hundreds of thousands of human lives lost, it’s time Americans   Read Full


Family Separation Crisis Highlights Urgent Need for Transparency in Immigration System

The Trump administration’s policy to separate families, followed by a rollback that would instead indefinitely detain parents and their children, has made clear that the immigration system lacks crucial transparency   Read Full


Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible

A new Open the Government survey makes clear that there are opportunities to move voters, who fundamentally believe in the importance of transparency and ethics in government.   Read Full


OTG Applauds Sen. Merkley for Introducing AUMF Bill That Offers Alternative to Corker-Kaine

Bill Aims to Reassert Congressional Constitutional War Authority and Avoid Endless Wars   Read Full


Coalition Calls on Congress to Oppose Defense Department’s FOIA Exemption Carve-Out

Exemption Could Lead to Shielding Information about Sexual Assault Complaints, Contractor Oversight, and Interrogation and Treatment of Prisoners   Read Full