Transparency you can believe in

March 6, 2009

Today’s healthcare discussions where streamed live at

To me this is huge, and I’m very suprised there were no write ups anywhere about it.  I caught a brief mention at Andrew Sullivan’s.

This is starting to put the teeth into the whole transparency thing.  Not an empty campaign promise, not a feel-good catchphrase.  Actual procedure.

Also, these were not prepared remarks or testimony as you commonly see on CSPAN.  It was a candid back and forth between stakeholders.

Can you imagine the added value of having a discussion about say, net neutrality, or whether to approve a permit or a land lease, out in the open for every stakeholder to see, and not just hear about it from a journalist’s summary and editorial?

This is a great start.

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