Washington secrecy is creating a know-nothing democracy
By James Bovard, opinion contributor — 05/09/18 04:30 PM EDT 35 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill
Washington may be more secretive nowadays than at any time in recent decades. Federal policymakers have become accustomed to rationing what they release while citizens are assured that official secrecy makes them more secure. But American democracy cannot survive perpetual bipartisan coverups from the political ruling class.