Secrecy News

Parade Magazine on Secrecy

Parade Magazine, the Sunday supplement that is inserted into newspapers all over the country, turned its attention last week from celebrity romance and dieting tips to the problem of government secrecy.

“Concerns about overclassification cut across ideological and party lines,” according to Parade.

“Besides alienating Americans from their government, the result is that many debates today are little more than rhetoric and smears, because information explaining how a policy was decided isn’t available.”

The Parade article serves as a kind of overture to Sunshine Week, March 13-17, which is an initiative by media organizations and others to focus public attention on the defects of unchecked government secrecy.

See “Are They Taking Away Our Freedoms?” by Lyric Wallwork Winik, Parade, February 26.