The right to know vs. the need for public safety

SomeOne writes "The Times Union looks at how the ability to access government information has been under siege since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as local, state and federal officials struggle to strike a balance between security and the public's right to know. Through federal legislation like the USA Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Act, the Bush administration has succeeded in significantly curtailing the amount of information available to the public.