A few days ago USA Today published a piece titled “The Most Notable Whistleblowers in American Politics”, listing a dozen major government whistleblowers in U.S. history. Being included in that list made me think- really think. In this episode I discuss what I would have done differently as a whistleblower and why. In addition to […]
As a keen user of the Freedom of Information Act I have filed many requests over the years. This week I delve into some of my personal experiences with FOIA requests explaining what worked and what didn't, which requests were successful and unsuccessful, and why. I discuss the latest success: getting over 1600 pages of new material from the Pentagon's entertainment propaganda office, how it came about and why it was successful.
Agency Used Classified Information as Currency for DeceptionBy Bill Conroy The recently released Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report pillorying the CIA’s Bush-era detention and interrogation program is replete with lurid details of what would commonly be called torture, if those practices were carried out on you or me.