Guest Column: Beware the "Ministry of Truth"

In 1984, the eerily prophetic tale by George Orwell, the slogans placarded on the side of the “Ministry of Truth” proclaimed:

  • War is Peace
  • Freedom is Slavery
  • Ignorance is Strength

Don’t laugh at this “newspeak” — we ourselves are adopting similar destructive contradictions. For example, the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations is currently investigating a college regent who is making open records requests — lots of them — to uncover truth concerning issues he is charged with overseeing.

The David and Goliath battle between University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall and members of the Texas Legislature ...

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