Commentary on the Ukraine Controversy by Dr. Don Soeken

The Baltimore Sun has published a commentary by Dr. Donald Soeken, founder and president of the Whistleblower Support Fund, who observes “the Ukraine controversy serves as a painful – but also very hopeful – reminder that ‘speaking the truth to power’ is often a crucial step in defending our liberties and protecting the rule of…

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Brave whistleblowers still face overwhelming odds

In a recent article, “Democrats on Capitol Hill ask White House not to gag federal employees“, the Washington Post quotes from a Congressional letter to President Trump. “As the new Administration seeks to better understand what problems exist in this area, this is an appropriate time to remind employees about the value of protected disclosures to…

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DHS blocks justice for whistleblower, wastes tax dollars

Robert MacLean had been waiting seven years for resolution of his whistleblower complaint against the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Justice finally seemed near when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in his favor on April 26. But, now, the Department of Homeland Security (TSA’s parent agency) is trying to drag…

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Do Not Forsake Them: Whistleblowers Critical to Rule of Law

The 1952 film classic, “High Noon,” is widely considered an allegory for McCathyism’s attacks on civil liberties.  McCarthyism is gone, but “High Noon” remains relevant today as an allegory for another kind of witch hunt:  the war on whistleblowers…especially whistleblowers who defend the rule of law. The film’s protagonist, Will Kane (played by Gary Cooper),…