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Criminal Justice

The Whistleblowers: Selected Case Studies

The whistleblowers below are not all protected by the current Whistleblower Protection Act, which does not cover federal employees who work at certain national security agencies, in certain scientific or research capacities, nor does it extend to private contractors. The whistleblower legislation circulating in the House and Senate aims to protect many of the whistleblowers

Criminal Justice

The War on Whistleblowers

America’s whistleblower courts were created to ensure federal employees could fearlessly speak out about government abuse, corruption and mismanagement. This CIR/Salon investigation reveals that the system set up to protect whistleblowers has instead been used to punish them. At whistleblower court, employees lose nearly 97 percent of the time. >> Read the story on

Inside the Newsroom

The king of subsidies

King Ranch is one of the largest recipients of federal farm subsidies. It’s also a politically savvy corporate conglomerate with a political action committee and a well-connected lobbyist to help shape this year’s Farm Bill.

Oct 23, 2007
Money and Politics

The King of Subsidies

The 150-year-old King Ranch in south Texas helped shape the cowboy image of the American West. Now it's diversified into everything from citrus to pecans. And it's one of the biggest recipients of federal farm subsidies. CIR's Jonathan Vanian contributed research and reporting to this investigation. >> Listen to the story on NPR.

Oct 21, 2007
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