Think whistleblowing is a matter of telling the truth? Think again. “Successful” whistleblowing, where the protagonist actually manages to make themselves heard in the media and get the support of the public, is a matter of luck.
Rick Piltz passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. He spent decades working in the federal government and state government in Texas, and was a prominent whistleblower during the Bush administration. He later founded Climate Science Watch.
For over seven years, I've been gallivanting across the fruited plain holding mini Constitutional Conventions with motley Americans. Many participants in these “Constitution Cafés” have joined the growing hue and cry across the political spectrum for a new Constitutional Convention to introduce amendments to enact campaign finance reform and do away with corporate personhood.
The crisis of democracy in the United States is not a crisis of partisanship, said Zephyr Teachout, but a crisis of corruption. Happily, reform is within reach. It starts with reclaiming some history.... Read more about Teachout Talks Corruption
HMSbioethicsNewsweek asks in its cover story: Who would you save? In it, @HMSbioethics director Robert Truog says coronavirus-related rationing arrives in an already unfair system. And Glenn Cohen of @PetrieFlom argues for legal protections for physicians. t.co/qItX1PSI99
achakravaSome of the best, most thoughtful responses to #COVID19 are emerging from an unusually interdisciplinary set of thinkers including @dsallentess and @glenweyl. I strongly hope the blueprint they are advocating gets wide uptake. Check it out here: t.co/QyR6mR4VpU
HarvardFxbIn our webinar, Health Equity for People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Maggie Sullivan talks about some of the factors that make #COVID19 more difficult for people experiencing homelessness, while health care for homeless programs are squeezed. t.co/TMyw5o1uia