March 31, 2012
In attacking the National Civic Art Society's report on the Eisenhower Memorial (March 20), Philip Kennicott did not note that his own opinions are scrutinized therein. We severely criticize his recent defense of Frank Gehry's design, and note that in 2010 Mr. Kennicott wrote the following in The Washington Post : "[T]he columns have a mute blankness that may read as Soviet, and their scale overwhelms even the Mall's most overtly authoritarian structure, the National World War II Memorial.
March 12, 2008 |
After Philadelphia's housing director refused a demand by President Bush's housing secretary to transfer a piece of city property to a business friend, two top political appointees at the department exchanged e-mails discussing the pain they could cause the Philadelphia director. "Would you like me to make his life less happy? If so, how?" Orlando J. Cabrera, then-assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, wrote about Philadelphia housing director Carl R. Greene.
November 26, 2009
It used to be the witch doctors and then dictators, the church and some governments who were the guardians of "truth. " Our list must now be enlarged to include the "scientists" who preach on anthropogenic warming. Michael E. Mann's defense of hacked internal e-mails, quoted in the Nov. 22 news story "In the trenches on climate change, hostility among foes," that "we shouldn't expect the sort of refined statements that scientists make when they're speaking in public," is completely inadequate.
August 17, 2012
The Aug. 15 news article " Energy program staff was told not to use personal e-mail " reported that Jonathan Silver, formerly of the Energy Department, warned his colleagues not to use personal e-mail addresses in work correspondence, because those e-mails could be subpoenaed. For organizations like mine, a government accountability group, the question remains — for the media and members of the public who seek transparency from their government — are government employees' e-mails, when sent at work from personal accounts, subject to the...
December 15, 2009 |
The White House and two nonprofit groups announced a settlement Monday in a long-running lawsuit over more than 22 million e-mails that were missing during the Bush administration because of poor labeling and other technical problems. The National Security Archive, a historical records group, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog organization, sued the Executive Office of the President in 2007. They alleged that millions of White House e-mails were missing from March 2003 to October 2005, in violation of laws...
June 10, 2011 |
JUNEAU, Alaska--The state of Alaska on Friday released more than 13,000 e-mails Friday that shed light on Sarah Palin's tenure as governor — before she became a vice-presidential candidate, a reality-TV star, and an undeclared heavyweight in the 2012 race for the White House. At 9 a.m. Alaska time — 1 p.m. in Washington — 24,199 pages of printed-out e-mails that Palin either sent or received on her official account became public. The e-mails cover her first 21 months as governor, from December 2006 to September 2008.