Sunshine Week: government transparency needed now more than ever

The Freedom of Information Act has never been celebrated by those in power. After Congress passed it in 1966, LBJ signed it quietly at his Texas ranch.  Even under President Obama, the federal government was loath to facilitate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. They spent millions defending their reluctance in court. But Donald Trump …

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Daylight Saving Time leads off Sunshine Week

Running around the house yesterday, looking frantically for the directions to set my clock radio forward to Daylight Saving Time, I thought about how stupid it is to have to go through this twice a year.  Why not just go on daylight saving time year-round and call it, er, a day.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio …

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Ode to Bill Galvin: Let the Sun Shine In

Close your eyes for a moment and hear the refrain of Aquarius by The Fifth Dimension, "let the sun shine, let the sun shine, the sun shine  in."  Consider it the anthem for this week: Sunshine Week.  It has nothing to do with the fact that we're back on daylight savings time, this Friday is the first …

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