• 30-Year Flatline in NARA Budget Threatens Research, Transparency

    Chronic underfunding, combined with successive administrations' disdain for transparency, means that Freedom of Information Act requests are likely to languish for years before being fulfilled. It's long overdue to fund the National Archives for the public good. 

  • The Freedom of Information Act is 50 years old

    Fifty years ago on July 4, 1966, Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Freedom of Information Act while vacationing at his Texas ranch. But he hated the concept.