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Whistle-blowing Is an American Tradition-And a Bad Sign for Our Democracy

10 monthes ago   |   By Time

Whistle-blowing has long been a vital weapon against public and private wrongdoing in America. Just as FBI whistle-blower Mark Felt called out Richard Nixon's systemic criminality and Karen Silkwood disclosed the massive risks of nuclear power, so today whistle-blowers are explaining how Cambridge Analytica helped to corrupt our elections or how Big Pharma hooked our nation on opioids. In 2019, a whistle-blower revealed startling facts about President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky , triggering impeachment proceedings .
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