It was 48 years ago this Fourth of July weekend that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the original two-page Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). LBJ reportedly was reluctant about opening federal records to the public, but he nonetheless promoted it by saying this would be “the most transparent” administration in history. Just kidding…

Before we begin, here’s a quick history lesson for those age 40 and under. Watergate was the 1972 political scandal stemming from the June break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters located at the Watergate Hotel complex in Washington D.C.  The break-in was the work of some shady characters known as  “the burglars.” When