On April 23, 2005, in a post called “Facts, faith, and chocolate,” I started tracking public documents, data, and reports that, under the Bush Administration, were simply going missing from government websites.
• Data related to discrimination against women, from the Department of Labors website, and other online locations: Missing.
• The State Department's annual report on international terrorism: Publication ceased.
• Key documents from George W. Bush's 1972-1973 record in the Texas Air National Guard: Missing.
And the list goes on, not only on the linked post above, but also in many more instances over the remaining years of the Bush Administration. The common thread, of course, was that the information was likely either ideologically offensive or politically embarrassing -- or both -- to Bush and his cronies.