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Mumar Ghadaffi had avoided the U.N. for 40 years, but yesterday he came with a few things to say especially to the Security Council. He said, the "the Security Council is security feudalism, political feudalism for those who have a permanent seat protected and they that use it against us. It should not be called the Security Council. It should be called the terror council." The reference to terrorism raised a lot of eyebrows considering his history and involvement with terrorism.
President Barack Obama has proposed an open government plan that includes more streamlined responses to FOIA requests, digital record management, a revamped regulations.gov and new measures to promote public participation in government. He presented the plan at a meeting of the international Open Government Partnership in New York.
Obama administration officials are talking up open government, transparency and accountability, but are doing it anonymously in apparent contradiction of the goal.
Paul Cheung is the director of the UN Statistics Division. He joined Chris Dorobek on the Dorobek Insider.