Monthly Archives: May 2012

Video of the Ninth Annual Ridenhour Prizes, 2012

The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize those who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. Video of the awards event at the National Press Club, Washington,DC, April … Continue reading

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Internal report finds Pentagon gives whistleblowers a raw deal

Abuses of power by government officials don’t go away no matter who wins the election. Every administration needs independent watchdogs and whistleblowers to hold government accountable for wrongdoing and failures to uphold the law.  “The Defense Department has inadequately protected … Continue reading

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Even denialist Rep. Sensenbrenner recoiled at loathsome Heartland Institute Unabomber global warming billboard

Heartland took down its billboard comparing those who support climate science to the Unabomber when it became clear that they had stooped too low even for Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), a hard-nosed denialist who has engaged in a McCarthyist jihad … Continue reading

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Al Armendariz of EPA was right about environmental law enforcement

The resignation of Al Armendariz as a regional Environmental Protection Agency administrator is a loss for the people of Texas and surrounding states. A two-year-old video showing him making some unfortunately phrased remarks while explaining his philosophy of regulatory enforcement … Continue reading

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“How should students engage and contribute?”

A few thoughts in response to this question, posed during a lecture on climate change at the American University, Washington, DC.

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