Interesting Timing: Senate Passes Federal Whistleblower Protection Bill

from the as-we-torture-one... dept

We were just highlighting how the government is terrible at protecting whistleblowers -- with particular attention to the horrific treatment of Bradley Manning. As all of this is going on, it's worth pointing out that the Senate (apparently without much sense of irony) has passed a "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act," which would seek to grant greater protections to government employees who blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Of course, some have concerns with the new bill, in that it specifically weakens some protections for "the intelligence community," while increasing protections for other government employees.

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    Brad Eleven, 17 Dec 2010 @ 5:07am

    Only in America...

    ... could we convert something meant to solve the problems inherent with royalty into royalty. Disconnected wealthy white men taking bribes disguised as campaign contributions, ignoring what is urgently needed, helping to prop up the institutions that are failing or have long since failed.

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