Summary: Hip hop singer and record producer Pharrell Williams titled his new record "Pink Slime" after the controversial ammoniated beef product. According to Pharrell's collaborator on the record, rapper Mac Miller, the title is making a political statement and is a direct reference to "the ammonium hydroxide which was used in McDonald's meat" until last year. GAP's Food Integrity Campaign blogs about the significance of pink slime's infiltration into the music industry.
Summary: Senator Charles Grassely (R-Iowa) is holding up assistant secretary jobs in the Treasury Department until the IRS reforms its whistleblower program. Last month, Bloomberg exposed that the program is virtually unused and ineffective.
Summary: Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of giving classified information to WikiLeaks, is again seeking a dismissal of some of his charges at a pretrial hearing next week. A military judge refused this dismissal in a separate hearing last month. Manning faces life in prison if convicted on all counts.
Summary: This article profiles Daniel Meyer, a lawyer in the Department of Defense Inspector General office. Meyer himself was once a military whistleblower, and now he works to protect those who are in that situation.
Summary: A soldier who blew the whistle 20 years ago on numerous sexual assaults in the US Navy (known as the “Tailhook scandal”) is now calling on Congress to investigate the reported pervasive sexual assaults at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
Summary: An Illinois police officer has filed a whistleblower suit, alleging that he was terminated for reporting that a fellow officer had falsified time sheets and put other officers at risk.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.