VA

Politics
The VA had planned to slash funding for a program that has helped thousands of veterans escape homelessness.
Impact
We are on the precipice of some of the most profound changes in veteran healthcare since the Veterans Administration (VA) was elevated to a cabinet position in 1989.
Wellness
In addition to the services provided by the VA, a host of smaller, privately funded organizations have arisen to help address
Politics
For some unfathomable reason, Matt Lauer moderated the event. Lauer is not exactly the first person on the NBC bench I would pick to host the kickoff political event of the campaign season's homestretch, to put it mildly.
Politics
America has been committed to supporting the veterans of its wars since long before it had "United States of" in front of it. According to VA projections, 13,000 World War II veterans will be receiving benefits as late as 2034.
Politics
A Vietnam vet told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, "Thank you for your service," replied: "I didn't serve, I was used." In fact, there are many ways today's veterans are used, conned, and exploited by big gamers right here at home.
Politics
Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.
Wellness
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has come under fire, with several calls for his resignation, following his idiotic comparison of queues in theme parks to the time veterans wait for medical appointments:
Wellness
The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):
Politics
Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.
Videos
Democrats chanted "shame, shame, shame" at Republicans on the House floor Thursday for striking down an amendment to protect LGBT federal contractors.
Business
The Department of Veterans Affairs today suspended for-profit DeVry University from the VA's "Principles of Excellence" status under the GI Bill.
Wellness
I may never completely fully blend in with society - I have been changed by my son's death in ways others may not understand
Politics
Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.
Los Angeles
While there are many companies in the entertainment industry that make considerable monetary donations to a variety charities, one company consistently takes philanthropy to another level entirely. United Talent Agency, with one of the most impressive talent rosters in the business, consistently raises the bar in terms of fostering a culture of generosity and giving back to the community.
Politics
ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. The average life expectancy for someone with ALS is 18 months. We wouldn't leave a soldier with a battle wound sitting around waiting to see a doctor for 16 months. So why are we now?
Impact
The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.
Impact
Veterans who are homeless may not have a home, but that doesn't mean they don't have diverse skills that could be put to use to meet the needs of an expanding job market. Now is the time for the nation's employers to take a fresh look at hiring homeless veterans for job openings.
Los Angeles
The void that suicidal veterans stare into is engulfing them, and it is our job to infiltrate that void, and populate it with loving, compassionate fellow vets who care deeply about each veterans' survival. We have got to find the answer.