Watchdog Blog

Archive for March, 2009

Herb Strentz: National Sunshine Week — a Great Legacy for the Public

When it comes to rhetoric National Sunshine Week is alive and well. Programs and news articles on freedom of information — understood to mean access to government information and to meetings of public agencies — are flourishing this week. The practice of freedom of information — the time and resources journalists devote to hounding government [...]

Carolyn Lewis: Government as a Spur to Innovation

True confessions up front: I have a soft spot for Scandinavia. It began when I spent a post-college summer studying at the University of Oslo. Later I married an Australian whose father was a Norwegian sea captain. We have lots of relatives living in Norway who keep me informed about what’s going on there. I’ve [...]