Opinion: Larry Hogan skirts disclosure requirements one self-destructing message at a time
Secretive politicians predate the smartphone age, heaven knows, as do many who employ baroque means to conceal their words and actions from the voters they serve. So the fact that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has sidestepped the state’s open-records laws by means of technology — a self-destructing message app — is not exactly unprecedented. That doesn’t make it less sneaky. It seems that Mr. Hogan, burned once, was intent on avoiding a repeat.