There was an interesting exchange this past weekend between Derek Willis of the New York Times and Sunlight's own Labs Director emeritus, Clay Johnson. Clay wrote a post arguing that we need a "GitHub for data":
It's too ...Continue reading
I've a got a piece up over at the Sunlight Reporting Group site that analyzes campaign contributions from the ...Continue reading
1) Federal charges against Rep. Don Young have been dropped after four years of investigation. The FBI had been investigating ...Continue reading
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend OSCON in Portland, OR. This year OSCON hosted hundreds of talks on a dizzying array of subjects. The hot topics this year were definitely cloud computing and languages, established and emerging. Most ...Continue reading
Opinion polls and prognosticators alike suggest that Republicans are poised to make a major comeback in this year’s midterm elections. The comparison du jour is the 1994 “wave” that swept 54 Democrats in the House of Representatives out of ...Continue reading
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United v. FEC case has rendered 24 states' election laws unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling in favor of Citizens United reversed a provision of the McCain-Feingold act that prohibited any electioneering communication—defined ...Continue reading
The Open Government
Directive encouraged states to put valuable government data online. In this series we're reviewing each state's efforts in this direction.
This week: Missouri
Residents of Missouri who want a glimpse ...
The Sunlight Foundation joined ten organizations today in expressing concern over a provision of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer ...Continue reading
It's always curious what lawmakers think they can get away with. Especially when the very thing they are trying ...Continue reading