The day I finally met Chelsea Manning

Updated to add this link, in which Chelsea Manning spoke more clearly about her case than she felt able to do at Penn. (Forgive the deadname in Atlantic's title; it was before she came  out to the world as the assured young woman you see above. The photo above was taken on November 29, 2017, … Continue reading The day I finally met Chelsea Manning

a 1968 whistleblower, for whom “official channels” didn’t work

Not that often I'm caught out by an obituary. And I can't believe I never heard of Colonel Anthony B. Herbert: In August 1968, he joined the 173rd Airborne Brigade stationed in the central highlands of South Vietnam. It was there as commander of the Second Battalion of the 503rd Infantry, he said, that he … Continue reading a 1968 whistleblower, for whom “official channels” didn’t work

get well soon, Rep. Murtha.

Slightly buried yesterday under the DADT news was this: "Murtha hospitalized after gallbladder surgery complications."  The news about the 77-year-old chairman of the Armed Services Committee, whose spokespeople were by this morning refusing to give updates, was regarded mostly as (sigh) political news, exemplified by the head given by Chris Cilizza at The Fix: John … Continue reading get well soon, Rep. Murtha.

Two medical whistleblower stories today

Newest first: Mark Benjamin's story about a Camp Lejeune psychiatrist who was booted after going public with concerns about PTSD treatment practices. In one instance last April, for example, Manion warned Cmdr. Robert O'Byrne, head of mental health at the Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, of "immediate concerns of physical safety" due to mistreated Marines teetering … Continue reading Two medical whistleblower stories today