Obama’s Crackdown on Whistle-blowers

Obama’s Crackdown on Whistle-blowers

Obama’s Crackdown on Whistle-blowers

Why have so many public workers been accused under the Espionage Act during Obama’s presidency?


Why have so many public employees been accused under the Espionage Act during Obama’s presidency? What are Americans’ attitudes toward whistle-blowers? And does the Dodd-Frank Act sufficiently prevent retaliation against those who expose financial fraud? These are just some of the questions that Nation contributors Eyal Press and Jeremy Scahill, Princeton University professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elise Jordan, former speechwriter for Condoleezza Rice, addressed on Up with Chris Hayes this past weekend.

Eyal Press’s recent book is called Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times.

Erin Schikowski

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