Remember this, from back in early January?
"The breeding ground for all of that corruption is secrecy."
Here's a story that probably went under your radar. I know it did mine. It seems that the Whistleblower Protection Act, which would finally have ensured real legal rights to federal employees who dare to speak up about the bad stuff they see on the job, which had virtually unanimous support in both houses of Congress, was killed by … an anonymous hold, placed by a lone Senator.
Yes. "Virtually" here means "everyone except that one cowardly Senator." Who we don't know for sure is a Republican, but I know how I'm betting.
Through the efforts of OTM listeners, we're now down to five Senators who won't give an answer: David Vitter (R-LA), James Risch (R-ID), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and Mitch McConnell (R-KY). If one of those is a Senator of yours, you may wish to pitch in on the effort to get them to make a statement.
The whole thing is about 37 minutes long. The whistleblower discussion is the main topic, and it's at the start. Stay tuned at the end to hear Bob's take on Glenn Beck, the sale of the HuffPo, etc.
If you'd rather, you can download an MP3 at the above link.