Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists has a good article in Slate today about how government secrecy has increased on many fronts during the Bush administration. This has long been one of my biggest complaints about the Bush administration, and it comes from a deep philosophical belief that secrecy and accountability don’t mix. I don’t think that secrecy works well in any relationship, whether it’s between spouses, or workers and management, or citizens and their government. Obviously some things must be kept secret, but it’s nearly impossible to be both secretive and accountable.