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  • Networks finally cover Grubergate
    Networks finally cover Grubergate
    It took them long enough but the networks have finally started covering Jonathan Gruber. More accurately, CBS has started. Yesterday morning, Bob Schieffer provided this commentary:BOB SCHIEFFER: I was dumbstruck when I heard the comments that are...
  • Twitter v. USA
    Twitter v. USA: PR win or fight to preserve 1st Amendment right of #transparency
    Transparency is a word we hear a lot these days We hear it from our politicians and we hear it from the tech companies and online businesses handling our personal and private information. Earlier this week, Twitter filed a Complaint for...
  • Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber and systemic dishonesty
    Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber and systemic dishonesty
    Jonathan Gruber's denunciation is now officially bipartisan. Tuesday night, conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer told Bill O'Reilly that Gruber's statements were "the true voice of liberal arrogance: This morning, liberal Ron...
  • Hookers
    Why the latest White House scandal involving Colombian hookers matters
    According to the White House, thestory appearingin the Washington Poston Wednesday about the prostitution scandal in Colombia involving two dozen Secret Service agents is old news. The story itself reminds readers in the ledeparagraph that the...
  • Michelle Obama
    Reporter covering Michelle Obama stump speech banned from talking to crowd
    The most transparent administration in history was at it againMonday, this time inHudson, Wis., where First LadyMichelle Obama made an appearance to stump on behalf ofDemocratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke.For veteran reporterMeg Kissinger,...
  • A body camera
    Anaheim to fund body cameras for police officers
    On Sept. 5, 2014, the Anaheim Police Department released a statement with the subject line:"Anaheim Police Chief Makes Request to Anaheim City Council to Fund Body Worn Camera Initiative." According to a CBS local news article, the...
  • Jeffco School Board meets with McMinimee to set policy for new school year
    McMinimee, Jeffco School Board get down to business at Aug. 23 board retreat
    At last Saturday’s board retreat, the Jeffco School Board officially met with new Superintendent Dan McMinimee for the first time since he stepped into the position on July 1. The retreat was used to discuss policies and procedures before...
  • Transparency only solves half of the problem
    Transparency only solves half of the problem
    This was some happy news to wake up to this morning: 55 Schools Face U.S. Federal Sex Assault Probehttp://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/55-schools-face-u-s-federal-sex-assault-probe-n94996 – and not surprisingly, Hawaii’s made it (yet...
  • The FED
    The FED part two
    After publishing Part One of my article about the Federal Reserve System, I received many replies from readers, most of whom we positive about the expose, and many looking to hear my position on a solution to this "corrupt den of thieves"...
  • Coming Apart Mentally 4 – The accountability that honors and encourages 1
    Coming Apart Mentally 4 – The accountability that honors and encourages
    Queens, N.Y. - Ah-ha! I got you! Now you are in trouble! This is what sometimes passes for accountability and can give the word a negative stigma – this hyper-critical, lazy-eyed focus seems to be the hunt for damning error rather than...
  • Controversial contract with Jeffco School Board attorney made public
    Controversial contract with Jeffco School Board attorney made public
    The letter of engagement with controversial Jeffco School Board attorney Brad Miller was made available to the public this month, two months after board President Ken Witt refused to disclose details of the contract to the board’s two...
  • Transparency
    Writer Kevin Nevel pens new song inspired by Lou Diamond Phillips
    Inspired by a Lou Diamond Phillips movie called "Transparency " that is about human trafficking, my good friend and song writer Kevin Nevel recently sent me an email about his new song, that in turn inspired me. I'm more than...
  • Capitol
    WH attempting to sabotage bill that would bring transparency
    Remember Barack Obama’s promise of unparalleled transparency? It’s OK if you don’t. The White House website has a page that will refresh your memory. It contains a memorandum by the president himself, who wrote early in his...
  • Board president calls for surprise executive session about Supt. Stevenson
    Board president calls for surprise executive session about Supt. Stevenson
    Jeffco School Board President Ken Witt told board members he wanted to add an executive session “to discuss matters around Dr. Stevenson and a possible action plan” to Saturday’s scheduled study session on the 2014-15 budget...
  • Survey
    What should Obama talk about at SOTU? OFA wants to know
    The discontent between the Obama promise of transparency and the reality of opacity is nowhere more visible than the silly petition page on the White House website. When the page, titled “We the People: Your Voice in Government,” was...