Thursday, June 10, 2004

Privacy Claimed As Privilege by Gov't Officials But Denied to Ordinary Citizens

American homebuyers are now defined as "financial institutions" so they can be routinely checked against "suspected terrorist" lists under the PATRIOT Act. There already been problems with a "no-fly" list. Will harmless citizens face another potential barrier to achieving the American dream?

Why public information matters: Justice Dept. releases more Enron tapes. Shocking contempt for the public.
The State Department admits misstating the number of terrorist attacks in 2003 in a report hailed by Administration officials as proving success in the "war on terror." In fact incidents probably have risen; State is revising the report.,1,7491026.story?coll=la-home-headlines


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