Archive for the 'Transparency' Category

How Unethical Are Wealthy People? (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Taxes, Transparency, unemployment, Wall Street, WTF?

According to this Infographic, the behavioral patterns of the wealthy appear to be quite elitist and entitled. The 1% believe that they are an acception to the rule, which causes a lot of social justice issues in the US. Mo’ money, mo’ problems is the title of this illustrated data set, including a study conducted […]

March 15th, 2012 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

What In The Hell Happened Yesterday On Wall Street?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Money, Stocks, The World, Transparency, Wall Street

Human error? Computer error? Greece? Spain? China? WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?!?! Wall Street Journal tries to sort out the mess… A bad day in the financial markets was made worse by an apparent trading glitch, leaving traders and investors nervous and scratching their heads over how a mistake could send the Dow […]

May 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Editor’s Note About Donklephant, Transparency & Contributors

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Transparency

Warning, this may bore some of you to tears. Others may find it absolutely fascinating. My hope is more of you fall into the latter camp since I’ve essentially been forced to give you a behind the scenes look at how contributors come on board. Confused? Don’t be. All will be revealed soon enough. Some […]

December 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Have You Visited Recovery.gov Lately?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Technology, Transparency

I hadn’t, but when I did…wow. First, right there on the front page you have a map that details the total dollars announced, available and spent on the both the national and state levels (when you mouse over each graph or state). But the most impressive feature by far is when you enter in your […]

October 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

72 Hour Transparency Call Is Right For Any Bill

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Congress, Democrats, Health Care, Transparency

Regardless of what you think about the current health care legislation being debated on Capitol Hill, being able to read it before it goes to the floor for a vote is the right thing to do and I’m glad to see a Senator from Missouri calling for it. But will the Dems listen? From Politico: […]

October 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

White House To Open Up Visitor Logs

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Transparency

This was one of those inexplicable policy hold overs from the Bush administration that many Obama supporters shook their heads at. But now, well, looks like they’ve found their way out of the woods. From USA Today: The new policy would begin in mid-September. Electronic visitor logs maintained by the Secret Service would be released […]

September 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Yes, Extraordinary Rendition To Continue Under Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency

But they promise that detainees won’t be abused. More on why I think that’s nonsense later on in the post. But first, more from NY Times: The announcement, by President Obama’s Interrogation and Transfer Policy Task Force, seemed intended in part to offset the impact of the release on Monday of a long-withheld report by […]

August 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Cheney Behind Illegal C.I.A. Program Concealment

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, cia, The War On Terrorism, Transparency

Not that it’s a surprise, but are we at the point now where we start talking seriously about prosecutions? Because it’s apparent that Cheney directed the C.I.A. to break the law by concealing information and if the guy can get away with anything as long as it was done for national security reasons, well, what […]

July 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Jon Stewart On Obama’s Lack Of Transparency

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Comedy, Obama, Transparency, Video

Contrary to popular belief, Stewart takes it to both sides… I’ve said it before that I think all of these moves are a big mistake, but that’s what happens when you overpromise and underdeliver. You end up looking like you’ve broken promises…which you have. *sigh* Tweet

June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Obama’s Transparency Promises Have Been Repeatedly Broken

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Transparency

While the Obama administration has been the most transparent of any so far, he has still broken some pretty specific promises, much to the consternation of those who voted for him. From New York Times: “When there’s a bill that ends up on my desk as president, you the public will have five days to […]

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »