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Bizarre, Obama eliminates transparency czar

August 13, 2010 Politisite 0

Somehow, some way, this has to be a bad joke, right?  Barack Obama made a big deal about creating the Most Transparent Administration Evah in the 2008 Hope and Change campaign, and after taking office appointed a transparency “czar,” which is in itself a contradiction in terms.   Eighteen months later, Obama has eliminated the position: This perfectly captures the Obama White House’s attitude toward disclosure. Sure, the administration publish the […]

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Czar Accountability and Reform Act of 2009

August 3, 2009 Politisite 0

I met with a group of terrific conservative House Republicans on the Hill last week to talk about Culture of Corruption. Two of the dominant themes from the book we discussed: transparency and accountability. The czar explosion continues to resonate across party lines. As I’ve reported, it’s not just the number of czars, it’s the superfluousness. The conflicts of interest. The criminal history. And the compromised quality of so many […]