"Show Us The Data"

February 25, 2009

One test of the new Obama administration's good faith on its claims of increased transparency is ... um ... performance.

"Show Us The Data" That's the title of a new online project being organized by two longstanding open-government groups, OpenTheGovernment.org and the Center for Democracy and Technology, with help from the Sunlight Foundation.

Their Web site allows people and groups to vote for the government information they would most like disclosed.

The WatchDog applauds this effort, and while one-person-one-vote is a fine democratic principle (actually, they allow 3), the WatchDog also believes there can hardly be too much democracy. And so we offer our own, longer list (and it probably will keep growing). There is a lot of secrecy to roll back after the last decade.

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