UtneCast: TPM’s Paul Kiel on Bush’s Secrets

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The Bush Administration is known for its extreme secrecy. Reports of warantless wiretapping and secret CIA prisons have made big news, but overall, it’s hard to know how deep the government cover-ups go. In 2006, the political website Talking Points Memo started the “insanely ambitious” project to record “every significant instance of this administration stifling government information.” An excerpt of the list was published in the March-April issue of Utne Reader.

In a noisy sidewalk café in New York City, I had a chance to sit down with Paul Kiel, deputy editor of Talking Points Memo to talk about the list, the Bush Administration’s trend of secrecy, and what people are doing about it.

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