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"State of Play" A spy thriller takes a wrong turn

Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 11:44 am | James J Murtagh

Once, there was a great divide in the great spy game- espionage stories could be either great dark literature, or they were pure escapism. John Le Carr and Graham Greene were the masters of the gritty literary spy, eschewing the action escapist ... More >>

"The Shield": Crime and Punishment

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 10:22 am | James J Murtagh

It is fiendishly appropriate that the television police drama, The Shield , ended its series in 2008, exactly 700 years since Dante began writing the Inferno . The Shield, possibly more than any other series, demonstrates the most intense hell on ... More >>

Epidemics of AIDS and Ignorance Grip South Africa

Saturday, 14 June 2008, 4:11 pm | James J Murtagh

South Africa- Yesterady, a Million Man march was held in South Africa, June 10 2008, protesting the government's ineffective approach to both AIDs and violence. The March was a follow up to a smaller but equally vocal march in Johannesburg April 19, 2008. ... More >>

Whistleblowing Vital to Nation's Security

Monday, 26 May 2008, 3:52 pm | James J Murtagh

Today, Americans face unique dangers to our national and economic security, to our nation's reputation, to our environmental safety and to our justice system. Truth has been in short supply on issues most vital to the nation's cherished ideals and ... More >>

Medical Whistle Blowers Demand Reform

Sunday, 25 May 2008, 10:05 pm | James J Murtagh

American Medicine is at a crossroads. The International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW) spotlighted the incredible danger to the public at its annual meeting May 11- 18, 2008. At the center of the conference were repeated findings that sham peer review ... More >>

DC: The Second Annual Meeting Of Whistleblowers

Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:11 am | James J Murtagh

The second annual meeting of whistleblowers was held in Washington DC. May 11- 18, 2008. Inspired by Paul Revere and other world leaders, the group declared truth-telling as patriotic today as Revere's midnight ride to Concord. Abraham Lincoln enacted ... More >>

Michael Clayton: Just Pretend This Isn't Madness

Monday, 15 October 2007, 10:43 am | James J Murtagh

Corporate crime films- from Silkwood , to Serpico , the Insider , and SiCKO - focus on the victims, and underdogs overcoming corruption. They are David versus Goliath films. But whoever tells the inside story of the Goliaths? More >>

James J. Murtagh: Harry Potter Battles Big Brother

Sunday, 15 July 2007, 5:22 pm | James J Murtagh

"Order of the Phoenix" flies into philosophy, civics, religion, ethics; transporting Potter to new ethereal realms . More >>

Modern Day Paul Reveres Ride to Washington

Tuesday, 22 May 2007, 11:20 am | James J Murtagh

Paul Revere is America's most well known whistleblower. Present day patriots who sound the alarm when danger threatens our society rightly believe Paul Revere to be the founding father of whistleblowing. Like modern day patriots, he called on ... More >>

Murtagh: Truth-Tellers Vital to Nations' Security

Monday, 14 May 2007, 12:42 am | James J Murtagh

Our purpose is too urgent to ignore. Today, we face huge dangers to national security, to economic security, to our nation's reputation, and to environmental and homeland security. The truth, unvarnished, unsanitized, uncensored, and undistilled, in short ... More >>




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