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According to NYU journalism professor Charles Seife and Paul Thacker there is a ‘backlash’ against transparency in science. ‘Backlash’ implies reaction from a multitude of independent parties¬†against an initial threat. 96 more words

America's Unsung Heroes

Excellent piece today by Paul Thacker in Slate about how secrecy has run amok in the federal government. It’s worth reading in full. As Thacker points out, excessive government secrecy isn’t a Republican or Democrat thing, it’s done by both parties when they’re in power and abused to staggering levels. 427 more words