This morning, Sunlight's John Wonderlich joined Greta Wodele Brawner on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss Sunshine Week, transparency and accountability in the United States.Continue reading
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Here’s a little fun for your weekend. Yesterday, the Open House Google Group turned into an outright poetry slam. David... View ArticleContinue reading
Building on the achievements of the Open House Project, today we are launching a parallel initiative, the Open Senate Project.... View ArticleContinue reading
Poor John. He can't quite get over his late night work habits. (Before he came to Sunlight to direct our Open House Project he worked a day job and indulged his fascination with politics between the hours of 10 PM and 4 AM).
Last night at 2 AM he sent this email:
I just finished reading the latest CRS report from August 26th on Congress and the Internet, linked in the latest Open House Project report, and was delighted to find that Sunlight and the Open House Project are specifically cited by Walter Oleszek (senior government analyst for CRS) for our work in promoting citizen access.
That it was Oleszek's report was particularly satisfying for me, since reading several of his introductory books on Congress (Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process, and Congress and Its Members) is what got me quasi proficient enough to get started.
John has some more extensive thoughts this morning.Continue reading