Let the sunshine in

Earlier this year, Ellen Miller and Michael Klein et al., started the Sunlight Foundation, based on the idea that the internet has made information more freely available and that transparency is good for democracy.

One need only to think of Jeff Gannon or Duke Cunningham to realize how powerful an informed and engaged populace can be.

With online tutorials to demonstrate rigorous online research, I suspect the Sunlight Foundation (and others like it) will become an important force in American politics.

I also imagine the impact of the Internet on political transparency (or occlusion) could make for fascinating dissertation research.

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