Reid Cherlin used to work for The Obama Administration. After the election of the new President in 2008, he worked in the Press Secretary's Office as one of its spokespeople. In a new piece for Rolling Stone magazine, he recounts his experiences from the inside. It has to be read to be believed.
With time winding down before Congress begins a five-week recess on Friday, pressure has been building to reach a deal on
So how does the VA compare? We don't know. We don't have much data publicly available to begin with, and we have virtually nothing that compares VA hospitals with other American hospitals.
"That was very hard for the president. It fell to the president's son, George W., to help make that decision, help move that
Congress has both an opportunity and an imperative to plan for the future federal workforce, but to do it properly, it must revamp the system that supports it.
powered by TinyLetter And the VA is low priority: A Congressional Research Service report found that in the most recent Congress
The bill aims to address wait times by allowing veterans to seek health care outside the VA system, while also encouraging
O'Rourke, who is a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, wrote in a forward to the report, "The results substantiate
With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.
I was surprised at the number of people who are blaming the former Secretary of the VA for Congress' inability to do their job outside of partisan bickering and exchanging political favors for VA funding in their home districts.