Government touches our lives in many ways---at the federal, state, and local level. But those ways in recent years have not been altogether good, even including, sorry to say, during the Democratic administration of Barack Obama.
The VA should be the fulfillment of a promise: health care in the service of those way we claim to honor most, those who have worn the uniform and offered the last, full measure of their worth for their nation. It has become, in reality, a vending machine.
The speaker also criticized the agency for spending $6 billion a year in violation of federal contracting rules, as revealed
The Phoenix VA hospital sparked a national controversy last year when a CNN investigation revealed that dozens of veterans
If Americans utilized the outrage over American Sniper, the Brian Williams saga, and Kanye West rushing the stage at the Grammys, and aimed this vitriol at President Obama's request for a new war, we could possibly avert yet another colossal mistake.
The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.
The VA's "Nationwide Access Audit," released in June, was commissioned to investigate allegations that the department had
Congress declared the Veterans Administration scandal was a disaster that veterans had to wait so long for help. Then, they proceeded to take longer than the wait time to come up with a reform.
The second was Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson's determination last week that the agency would need an influx of $17 billion
With time winding down before Congress begins a five-week recess on Friday, pressure has been building to reach a deal on