Happy 238th birthday, America! It’s also the birthday of the federal Freedom of Information Act, which appropriately was born on the Fourth of July in 1966. We hope all Americans — Republicans, Democrats and independents — will observe this day by remembering the values that unite rather than divide us.
We authors of this commentary — a Democrat and a Republican — disagree on many issues, but we find common ground on the importance of transparency in government — one of the major principles upon which our country was founded several generations ago.
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