Wikileaks – a website that has been discussed here before – has performed a significant public service, by making nearly 7,000 reports prepared by the American Congressional Research Service publicly available. The documents are non-secret, and were paid for with a billion dollars of taxpayer money. Prior to the Wikileaks action, they were not available to the general public. The research service is meant to be a non-partisan office that provides factual information and analysis to inform political decision-making.
Topics covered in the reports include Israel’s relationship with the United States, abortion, China, weapons proliferation, and many others.