Administration Gains New Power to Withold 'Sensitive' Information

Gary Price's pointed the way to This Piece on White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card who recently affirmed broadly restricting public access to information in the name of security in a March 2002 memo ordering agencies to "safeguard" information that is "sensitive but unclassified." This new category broadly includes, in each agency’s judgment, "information that could be misused to harm the security of our nation and the safety of our people" -- a virtual catchall since most information (even the phone book, for instance) at least carries the potential to be used for harm.


I wanted to post something insightful/interesting/witty, but then I decided it could be used to threaten this country's safety. Sorry.

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