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James J. Murtagh, Jr. is a doctor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, and the Medical Director of several sleep laboratories in Southern Ohio. Dr. Murtagh extensively writes on medical ethics. Dr. Murtagh is the founder of a new company launched August 3, 2011 to promote innovative methods to treat sleep disorders. Dr. Murtagh maintains a consulting service with Georgians for Justice to advocate for dignity and respect for all healthcare workers and patients, and to protect electronic privacy.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 1, 2009
Why Sister Aloysius "Doubts" The best (and last) line of the Pulitzer-prize winning play (turned Blockbuster film) Doubt exposes the moral squeeze on its main character Sister Aloysius. In a final and complete reversal of roles, the starch-collar, old school, Catholic nun reveals to her innocent protégé Sister James that she, the hard line absolutist, now has "doubts.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sarah Palin is the Ultimate RINO It is time to out the real RINOS! Palin, I dare you to come out of the closet and admit you are trying to destroy the real Republican party. Glenn Beck, you don't care what happens to America, as long as you can dominate the TV ratings (if there are still TVs) after the country is reduced to rubble. Palin, why do you hate freedom? Why do you want to ruin the economy?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
Patients and Doctors Demand Integrity in Medicine! atient advocacy groups and Doctors groups have joined in an unprecedented cooperation to protect medical quality, safety, cost and efficiency. These groups, including the Medical Whistleblower Association, the Semmelweis Society International, Mothers against Medical error, have joined with the Government Accountability project , to make passage of the Whistleblower Protection Amendments (WPA)- a top priority.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sarah Palin is National Traitor Traitor- it finally has come out. The World press has outed Sarah Palin as a world-class traitor, both to the nation and to the world. Sarah is the ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing- or to be more apt, a mother grisly in lamb's wool, ready to pounce and feast on the last surviving eggs of the American eagle.
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(45 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 9, 2011
Should al-Qaeda have the right to bear arms? The founders meant to allow well-regulated militias run by Generals like George Washington to route the British. The Amendment never meant to support Benedict Arnolds who wanted to start militia groups to put Patriot police in the cross-hairs of terrorists who assert the right to arm themselves with Saturday Night specials or rapid-fire machine guns
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2013
Wikileaks: A Peanut Army Topples Global Tyrants Whistleblowers of the world- unite! Let's find common cause and not repeat the mistakes of this film. Let's avoid the clashes that ended up crippling Wikileaks! The time is now. Whistleblowers- learn from Wikileaks, and move forward, better, more ethical, and ready to succeed.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 23, 2009
Doctors Demand Justice for Patient Advocate Whistleblower No one is safe when hospitals put profit before patients. Recent revelations of continued fraud at hospitals belonging to the chain of for-profits known as the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA, formerly known as Columbia-HCA) continue to shock the conscience of a people already reeling from fraud in the banking, mortgage and financial sectors. Will a medical meltdown be next? Public safety advocates have asked Congress to
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 31, 2008
George Anderson, Citizen-Activist, Reforms Georgia George Anderson, executive director of the Ethics in Government Group (EGG), has been a tireless and unique example of how one man can impact an entire state.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 17, 2011
Harry Potter: Magic and Spy Craft Severus Snape has been the puppet master, deep under cover for decades, exercising incredible self-control, pretending to torment Harry, when in fact he was all along the guardian angel. In a flash, we now understand how Harry and friends escaped so many impossible situations- Snape was protecting them.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2011
Sarah Palin: Do you Support the First Amendment? The founding fathers are turning in their graves. It takes more than 1776 costumes to catch the spirit of Patriot revolutionaries. I don't cotton to hucksters willing to trade truth for bucks. We must stop the hijacking of heritage.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 30, 2013
"Breaking Bad": Character is Fate Breaking Bad, ends almost exactly 1600 years since Sophocles wrote Oedipus Rex and demonstrates the paradox of free will. But unlike any other modern drama, the main character finds at least partial redemption in admitting, "I did it because I wanted to"- a completely novel idea in modern times!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 2, 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Ernest Fitzgerald, Father of Modern Whistleblowers Lifetime achievement award given to Ernest Fitzgerald, father of modern whistleblower. The global scope of whistleblowing was central to the gathering of truth-tellers.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 27, 2008
"Sons of Anarchy": The Prince, The Spy, and The Biker who Came in from the Cold The season finale of Sons of Anarchy, the brash new biker-gangster drama, ended this week in the funeral of an innocent woman mistakenly gunned down in a blood feud. This is not just another crime story- Sons is even more ambitious than The Shield, The Wire or The Sopranos. Sons of Anarchy is one of the best counter-espionage stories in recent memory- worthy of John le Carré, even of Shakespeare.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2014
Support Robert MacLean, Patriot Whistleblower Key Case to be heard before Supreme Court. "The 9-11 warnings of federal air marshal Robert J. MacLean have come true. The reduction of air marshals on commercial airliners has led to increased risks to the American public from ISIS and Al Qaeda today,"
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
National Whistleblower Assembly Scheduled for March 8 - 11, 2009 More than 250 good government groups that have worked to pass the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) have been invited to press home the urgent need to enact the WPA into law. All readers of Op Ed News are urged to come.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Dave Nolan's Drive to Reform the Office of Special Counsel All federal employees take oaths to protect the U.S. Constitution against "enemies foreign and domestic." Does the failure of OSC to perform the plan meaning of the CSRA make it a "domestic enemy" ? Why does the federal government treat whistleblowers as the "domestic enemy"?
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 30, 2011
Don't Blame the Hobbits- Blame the Mad Hatter Tea Party Siths! Frodo for President! The debt crisis is more like Vietnam when officers had "to burn the village in order to save it." Sarah Palin and her buddies love the smell of Napalm burning in the morning. If the Viet Cong attacked America, she would defend their rights to bear arms. Palin is so artful that she concocted a fake version of the Paul Revere ride.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wake Up America! Patriotic Truth-Tellers are Ignored, Abused and Betrayed It is now urgent that every single local and national group that favors good government sign the bipartisan demand to pass the Whistleblower Protection Act! We need you! Please contact your rotary, your local advocacy group, your local coalition. American free speech, American democracy, and our society's integrity are on the line.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 3, 2008
Thousands of Whistleblowers Silenced By Bush DOJ! This is just another example of how the Bush Administration political prioritization of the government has continued to negatively impact the DOJ. Beginning with the Ashcroft Justice Department and its anti-civil rights and anti-civil liberties enforcement policies, through the Gonzales Justice Department's politically motivated prosecutions and retaliation against honest U.S. Attorney's and finally the Mukasey Justice Departm
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sleep Awareness Week: Global Sleep Emergency Persits Sleep Scientists from nations around the world met this week to highlight Sleep Awareness week, and to summarize the year's advances in sleep medicine.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Whistleblowers Seek to Reform ACORN ACORN whistleblower Marcel Reid explains that "ours is the voice for hundreds of thousands of otherwise disenfranchised people." Noting that voice must now rise above questionable voter registrations and America's financial crisis, Reid cautions fellow board members to overcome "the ACORN culture of acquiescence
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 31, 2011
5th Annual Whistleblower Conference in Washington Invites all OEN Readers This September 18, the whistleblowers and persons of conscience will hold the fifth annual gathering on Capitol Hill, focused on signature issues of Judicial Accountability, Medical Integrity and expanding education and awareness of whistleblower issues
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Why Winston Churchill would Deplore Fox News Why a surprising number of true Conservatives applaud Jon Stewart for exposing Fox news hidden agenda. Churchill would condemn the ostrich-like ignorance fostered by Fox, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, the birthers and especially the distorters of the second amendment.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
A letter to our Readers: Join our petition to end corruption now! It is now urgent that every single local and national group that favors good government sign the bipartisan demand to pass the Whistleblower Protection Act! We need you! Please contact your rotary, your local advocacy group, your local coalition. American free speech, American democracy, and our society's integrity are on the line.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 31, 2011
George Bush- You can End the Tea Party Debt Nonsense Now! By Glenn Beck's standards and Sarah Palin, only a handful of ideologues are real Republicans. The Mad Tea Party claims that Republicans who vote to increase the debt limit are RINOs (Republicans in Name Only). Do they honestly believe that President Bush I, President Bush II, Dick Cheney and President Reagan are all RINOs?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 25, 2010
Urging Good Government Groups to Endorse "Rally to Restore Sanity" An idea has caught fire. It is an idea that has been endorsed by serious public interest groups, and it deserves to be formally embraced by all patriots. Jon Mr. Stewart is holding a "Rally to Restore Sanity" Oct. 30.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Profiles in Courage: Citizens against Fraud "Profile in Courage" awards were given to extraordinary whistleblowers who stood up for public integrity.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Patients and Doctors Demand Protection for Truth-Tellers Patient advocacy groups and Doctors groups have joined in an unprecedented cooperation to protect medical quality, safety, cost and efficiency. T
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 26, 2008
Do-not-resuscitate: A Revolution Now 30 years old The quality and dignity of life needs continued discussion during the 30 year anniversary of the Dinnerstein decision that began the national ethical, moral, theological, medical and legal consensus that DNR is a decision to be left to the patient and the patient's doctor.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Invitation to the National Whistleblower Assembly! Dear Op-Ed News readers, writers, and all concerned citizens. This invitation is for each and everyone of you. We need everyone that is part of this community to attend, to support, and to rally for good government, open government, accountability and free speech in America. This is the third annual event of this kind. It will be our biggest, with the most ambitious agenda. We challenge the entire OPN community: be there!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 24, 2008
United Whistleblowers Demand Resignation of Office of Special Counsel Whistleblower Coalitions demand resignation of Boch, the head of the Office of Special Counsel.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"The Shield": Crime and Punishment Police Drama vividly portrays a lower circle of hell for a guilty conscience. t 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 earth,
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2008
Michael R. McCray - Peace Hero 2008 Michael R. McCray - Peace Hero 2008
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 10, 2010
It's a Not So Wonderful Life: Credit Bias Against Minority Business SUMMARY -" National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) recent publication of a stale Kappa Alpha Psi Federal Credit Union Letter of Understanding and Agreement (LUA) raises questions about NCUA examiner disregard or bias against small, low income or minority credit unions.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
South African High Court Rules Against AIDS Denialitsts South African High Court Rules Against AIDS Denialitsts. Victory for the rule of law and the scientific governance of medicines. South Africa has been devastated by Aids and HIV
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
Coalitions Support HIV World Bank Whistleblower Dr. Saha explained the World Bank corruption in a session of the International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW) May 16, 2008.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2009
Open Letter: The Insider on the Informant! Famed tobacco whistleblower Jeff Wigand, and subject of the major motion picture the “Insider” asks where is the moral outrage. “Persons of conscience who see or observe harm being committed must come forward with legal knowledge, support and protection for this courageous act.” Adding to Burke's Triumph of Evil - All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing. “No more BYSTANDERISM.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2009
America needs "Moore" Democracy Michael Moore has a knack for juxtaposing key moments in history. His new film starts the fall of Rome, intercut with the collapse of American industry. Could Rome have acted differently when they knew their end was coming? Moore suggests, return to democracy! Moore shows societies are not sustainable with a widening gulf between "those who have everything, and those that have nothing."
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Direct letter to OEN Readers: Please Attend National Whistleblower Meeting We are pleased to invite you to attend this year's National Whistleblower Assembly, organized by the Make it Safe Coalition. Individual co-sponsors include the Government Accountability Project (GAP), the International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW), the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA),
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 5, 2008
Most Historic Day for Whistleblowers: 112 Public Groups Unite! 112 Public Interest Organizations Support Swift Action to Restore Strong, Comprehensive Whistleblower Rights
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
Doctors and Citizens Unite for Truth!!! 35 Public Interest groups have joined the Semmelweis Society Integrity (SSI), the National Whistleblower Center (NWBC) and the Health Integrity Project (HIP) to ask that patients and taxpayers be protected against bad faith peer review. Reform in Medicine makes whistleblower protection more important than ever. Will President Obama keep his promise to medical whistleblowers?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Epidemics of AIDS and Ignorance Grip South Africa Epidemic of AIDS and Ignorance Grips South Africa
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2009
Doctors Urge Transparency and Hippocratic tradition All but a few holdouts believe that the Hippocratic tradition is the key to maintaining healthcare
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 6, 2008
The Emerging Era in Whistleblower Rights and the Public's Right to Know The Emerging Era in Whistleblower Rights and the Public's Right to Know June 23, 2008- American University Washington College of Law 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 603, Washington, DC 20016
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
Peace Hero Michael McCray: Be the Rock!!! Michael McCray, Esq., co-chair of the International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW), is being awarded today the Arkansas Peace & Justice Award.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 6, 2008
Equal Justice Alliance Opposes Internet Censorship Bill Today, the Equal Justice Alliance, together with the Liberty Coalition and the International Association of Whistleblower (IAW), announced that recent California legal developements threatens freedom of the speech everywhere in the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 19, 2008
From Immunity to Impunity: International Whistleblowers Unite! The second annual meeting of whistleblowers held in Washington DC. May 11- 18, 2008 expanded its focus from a purely American to a global focus. Whistleblowers from around the world united. The truth, at last, will make us free.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 20, 2009
"State of Play"- Time for Spy Thrillers to Come in from the Cold. The zero spy has little connection to either the literary spy or the fantasy spy. The zero spy is a fanciful and confused cardboard concoction that exists only to befuddle the audience . There is no effort to actually solve the mystery he is in. The audience leaves the theater wondering why they went to see the movie.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
AIDs Denialists Continue to Harm African Millions Aids Denialists Continue to Harm African Millions. The author urges all persons to support Africans and other victims of AIDs who request proper education, treatment and prevention.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2008
U.S Nuclear Stockpiles: On the Road to Nowhere? U.S Nuclear Stockpiles: On the Road to Nowhere?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Truth-Tellers promote Scientific Freedom & the Public Good Truth-Tellers promote Scientific Freedom & the Public Good
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2007
Michael Clayton: Just Pretend this isn't Madness Michael Clayton: Just Pretend this isn't Madness. I am Shiva, God of Death- "Corruption is why we win"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
National HIV Testing Day: June 27, 2008 June 27, 2008 is national HIV testing day. There are more than 1 million people in the United States living with HIV. One-fourth of them do not know that they are HIV-infected. Could you be one of them? The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 22, 2008
Doctor and Reformers Demand Change Doctors have formed a national association for good faith and integrity in medicine. Patients, taxpayers and citizens have an important stake in restoring good faith in medicine
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Join Campaign to Protect Truth-Tellers now! •T Whistleblower Protection Act ("WPA") for the federal civil service as the strongest free speech law in history, on paper. Unfortunately, the law has been functionally overturned by a series of increasingly hostile case decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which holds a monopoly on judicial review of whistleblower cases. In practice it has become a rubber stamp retaliation
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2007
Harry Potter Battles Big Brother Order of the Phoenix" flies into philosophy, civics, religion, ethics; transporting Potter to new ethereal realms. Rowling got a new generation to love reading. Now, can she take the next step, and spark a new rebellion for critical thinking?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 18, 2008
International Paul Reveres Ride Again! Whistleblowers, From Revere, to Lincoln to Semmelweis, Inspire Modern Truth Tellers at Second Annual Whistleblower Lobbying Meeting in Washington.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 5, 2008
"eBill of Rights" Proposed by Politically Diverse Organizations Transpartisan Alliance Seeks Internet Privacy/Security Guarantees; Demands Government and Business "Stand Up and Play Right"
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 6, 2008
Doctors Back New Patient Safety Protections American Medicine is at a crossroads. Doctors coalitions, led by the Semmelweis Society International (SSI) spotlighted the incredible danger to the public at their annual meeting May 11- 18, 2008.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2008
200 Citizen Groups Unite to Protect The Public! We Need You! Join The Petition for Whistleblower Rights Today GROUP SIGN-ON OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT WHISTLEBLOWER LEGISLATION IN A GENERATION! ALL groups interested in genuine free-speech rights for government workers are encouraged to sign the Whistleblower Protection Act Petition. E-mail tomd@whistleblower.org with 'WPA Petition' in Subject Line to sign.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2009
Harry Potter: The Wizard Who Came in from the Cold Be aware: the newest movie "The Half Blood Prince," sharply departs from the book. The book and movie are in fact two different universes, the movie offering but a small taste of the full Potter philosophy of good and evil- and the necessity needed to defeat evil. As Winston Churchill might say, to "Never give in. Never,
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Op-Ed: America needs "Moore" Health Freedom Why a growing number of Conservatives agree with Michael Moore on Healthcare Reform
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 25, 2008
Blue Ribbon Panel Speaks out against Domestic Survelliance Whistleblowing Vital to Nation's Security. A blue-ribbon panel convened to show how the Bush administration's domestic surveillance programs are counter-productive, and have jeopardized national security.

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