Transparency for U.S. legislation seems like a big nut to crack.
First there is the legislation itself and to be complete, all the revisions, amendments, etc.
Second, there is analysis that legislation, from all sides, from the GAO to “Moles-For-President.”
Third, there is the matching of all the analysis to the legislation and doing so in a timely fashion.
Fourth, useful interfaces so everyone from novices to professional researchers can find the information they need.
Fifth, there is the hardware/software support that would be required to power such a solution.
All that adds up to a large investment in people and infrastructure. Not to mention largely duplicating what has already been done by others.
Let’s take a no-local-copy based view of topic maps That is map to representatives of subjects in place (“in situ” for my archaeology friends).
Offer an interface that allows selection of any part of legislation/regulation and entry of a pointer to commentary on that part.
Capture the enthusiasm of the *-wingers of various persuasions.
Give a preference to linked comments of less than 500 words.
Does that reduce the big nut problem down to a smaller one, one that may be doable?