Transparency and accountability are supposed to be the hallmarks of any democratically elected government. Unfortunately, progress in shining the light on government activities has been disturbingly uneven.
Most Americans are familiar with the controversy over warrantless wiretapping and the uncooperative federal response to requests for greater transparency.
But few realize that America’s mail carrier has gone rogue. A recent news report highlights the U.S. Postal Service’s continued inability to open up to the American people about its mission creep and operational dysfunction. From blockchain security to social media surveillance to report redactions, the agency simply refuses to explain its activities to taxpayers and consumers.