Too Much Secrecy Is Also A Threat


Inside the First Amendment 

By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center vice president/executive director

So what’s the problem with government keeping secrets?

In an era of terrorist threats and so-called "permanent war," shouldn’t those in “a position to know” have wide authority to make certain that in some cases the rest of us don’t?

The answer is a roiling mix of contradictory needs and views:

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