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The Most Secretive Administration of All Time?

Helen Thomas, the doyenne of White House reporters, calls the Bush administration “the most secretive administration I have ever covered.” Barack Obama, going slightly further, sees it as one of the most secretive administrations in our history.” The New York Times editorial page concurs, saying the same thing in precisely the same words. A Nexis search will reveal that dozens of others have leveled the identical charge.

But is it true, and if so, would it be good or bad?

I examine that question today in The Bush Secrecy Myth, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.


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