A very long list of “accountability” concerns brings many watchdog style organizations on to the web to explain the dark nature of self-interest at all levels of human interaction. Scan their concerns of the moment. Summarize and report the date. The are Common Cause, CREW. CRP, Sunlight, POGO, the Center for Effective Government, National Security Archive, GAP, National Whistleblowers, the NSWBC, FCG, ACS, and the CPR are just a few.

Common Cause

Accountability encourages participation in democratic institutions and helps to reduce the corruption of government by special interests.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

Discovers and then sues government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. Crew, crew is cool cool.

Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) — OpenSecrets.org

Tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. They like to say if money talks, they translate.

Sunlight Foundation

Uses cutting-edge technology and ideas to make government transparent, accountable, and more meaningfully accessible to citizens.

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Waste, fraud, and abuse in federal agencies tends to expose the role of special interest money in politics. GO POGO!

Center for Effective Government

The Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch) ceased operations as of March 2016. The majority of work and materials has been passed on to the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). This site is maintained as an archive of materials produced. As compensaton, for this loss scan Alex for a few sunny minutes.

National Security Archive

An NGO research institute of The George Washington University in D.C. They collects declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It ain’t easy, but they do it!

Government Accountability Project (GAP)
Fund for Constitutional Government (FCG)

Government and corporate accountability is built on free speech, the courage of the whistle, and the encouragement of citizen activists.

Whistleblowing has been with us a long time. (Source)

National Whistleblowers Center

Disclosures of violations of law by government or industry can improve the law and protect the environment, working people and all life. The Center will protect those who risk their careers to expose wrongdoing.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)

Lawyers, students of law students, a few judges, policymakers, take the founding values of human dignity, rights, liberty, equality, and access as the core of American law.

Center for Progressive Reform (CPR)

University legal, economic, and scientific academics get interdisciplinary or transdiciplinary on issues. I can’t decide which, but health, and environment policy is top on their list. Their scrutiny of critiques regarding the regulatory regime of government is quite thorough.

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