The Secret Trade Deal for Europe

The European Commission is taking steps to make sure their secret trade deal stays secret. It is a complete mockery of freedom and self-rule for laws to be made in secret and then imposed on an ignorant populace who is never allowed to know about them until after they are ratified. Yet that is precisely what we got in the United States with the Trade Promotion Authority, which was passed by Republicans and Democrats combined against the American people. As one of our writers said, in bitter sarcasm: Yes Read more […]

Michigan Crony Capitalism: Secret Spending

A crony capitalism agency of the Michigan state government has hidden their expenses on their own authority. It is pretty amazing that our state governments pretend that taking taxpayer money and giving it to huge corporations is in the public interest and the legitimate power of the state. But it is even more amazing when such a department of crony capitalism (i.e. pseudo-capitalism) makes its work—which is allegedly so good for the economy—a state secret. Back in 2009, the Michigan Economic Read more […]

Secret Naval Operations in the Twin Cities?

What is the point of Naval operations that include exercises for “collecting evidence” for criminal prosecutions? The Twin Cities Daily Planet recently published a report that might be quite important: “Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training.” In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises.  The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Read more […]

White House Abolishes FOIA Procedures

Rather than fight requests in court, the White House has now destroyed official FOIA procedures so that records can’t be requested anymore. Here’s another memo from the most transparent administration in history—the administration of a man who campaigned on open government. USA Today reports, “White House office to delete its FOIA regulations.” The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official Read more […]

Hillary Clinton State Department Aides Both Used Private Emails

At the State Department, two aides to Clinton reportedly used illegal, secret accounts. It wasn’t just Hillary Clinton who used a private email account while she was Secretary of State. Gawker reports, “Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept.” [A]ccording to a knowledgeable source, at least two other top Clinton aides also used private email accounts to conduct government business—placing their official communications outside the scope of federal record-keeping Read more […]

The Illegal, Off-the-Record, Hillary Clinton Email Account

When people sent Hillary Clinton email, they sent it to a private account when she was Secretary of State. Does anyone remember the big controversy back during the McCain campaign when it was discovered that Sarah Palin had a private email account as well as her official one as governor? This demonstrates that those who are firmly embedded in the ruling class don’t even worry about the rules that other people are supposed to follow (and be punished for violating). Hillary Clinton not Read more […]

Afghanistan Blackout: Obama Veils “Ended” War in Secrecy

The Obama administration has imposed an Afghanistan blackout on how many tens of billions of dollars are spent. I have already posted about Barack Obama’s de facto policy of Afghan War Forever. We have seen him secretly authorize more fighting with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Now he has gone a step further. Bonnie Kristian asks at, “Why is Obama suddenly so secretive about the war in Afghanistan?” Even though information on how our tax dollars are spent in Afghanistan has Read more […]

White House Won’t Reveal 2015 Obamacare Rates Until After Elections

Most transparent Administration in history won’t let reveal 2015 Obamacare rates until after voting in November. Just how bad will the health insurance rates get in 2015? So bad that the Obama Administration is not going to tell you until November 15. The Washington Times reports, “Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election.” Enrollment on the website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who Read more […]

More Barack Obama Secrecy: Political Travel

Obama secrecy is all too common despite promises about “transparency.” Imagine having an employee, with a company credit card, and he’s always taking trips billed to you. He admits many of the expenses he charges are his own responsibility, but he refuses to show you the actual details of his spending. How long would that person remain an employee? [See also, “Most Transparent Administration in History Gives Advocacy Group State Secrets Privilege.”] But CBS News reports, “How Read more […]

Joe Biden Reminds Us Who Owns the Country

Here is just another piece of evidence showing who owns the country–the wealthy. From the local Aspen Daily News out of Colorado we read, Vice President Joe Biden is in town through this evening for an event sponsored by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co. The invite-only gathering is an annual autumn affair in Aspen, and typically attracts big names from the worlds of politics, business and entertainment for off-the-record discussions. A sitting vice president would be one Read more […]

Barack Obama Is Secretly Plotting How to Use Dictator Powers

The New York Times reports on how Barack Obama is secretly plotting his executive orders that, supposedly, will reform immigration. The “most transparent administration in history” just got further from the public view. When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden. Since then, the process of drafting what will likely Read more […]

De Blasio’s Secret Government in New York City

Back in March we told you that the Associated Press was reporting on how the Obama Administration is constantly denying Freedom of Information requests. The White House’s record-breaking secrecy isn’t unique among monstrously liberal regimes. Now the AP is reporting that we are seeing new levels of secrecy from the New York City mayor’s office. From the first moments of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, when he initially declared his midnight swearing-in off limits to the Read more […]