There are 712 “superdelegates” that will play a role in deciding the Democratic nominee for president. Help us figure out which ones are engaged in lobbying — registered or otherwise.Continue reading
How Unique is the New U.S. Open Data Policy?
The White House’s new Executive Order may be significantly different than the open data policies that have come before it on the federal level, but where does it stand in a global -- and local -- context? Many folks have already jumped at the chance to compare this new US executive order and the new policies that accompany it to a similar public letter issued by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010, but little attention has been paid to one of the new policy’s most substantial provisions: the creation of a public listing of agency data based on an internal audits of information holdings. As administrative as this provision might sound, the creation of this listing (and the accompanying scoping of what information isn’t yet public, but could be released) is part of the next evolution of open data policies (and something Sunlight has long called for as a best practice). So does this policy put the U.S. on the leading edge? Continue reading
Tools for Transparency: 6 Ways to Crowdsource Government
Just a few years ago crowdsourcing was a novel concept, mainly untried. Now that the idea has gained traction, it’s... View ArticleContinue reading
Become a Sunlight Campaign Ad Monitor
In January, I noted that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United v. FEC case would open the “floodgates... View ArticleContinue reading