Those who imagine the era of overreach in the name of national security coming to an end any time soon would do well to remember that some spectacular national security trials are on the horizon -- and that we may be entering a new age of governmental vindictiveness.
In May, the first "whistleblower" lawsuit was unsealed, naming AIG, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as defendants. Following motions to dismiss by the defendants, oral argument has been set. What does this mean?
Calling out waste, fraud and abuse should be seen as a positive act that strengthens government. Unfortunately, in the current climate, whistleblowers are seen as insubordinates for calling attention to failure.