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):
But for 300 million-plus Americans today, there is no realization on a daily basis of what our brothers and sisters in uniform are doing to keep us safe and secure. In fact, less than one percent of our population currently serves in the Armed Forces compared to more than 12 percent during World War II, and very few have a direct connection to someone in the military.
We can never repay the debt we owe our veterans. Memorial Day, however, gives us an opportunity to think about doing more to show our gratitude.
While the national media today devotes its pages and airtime to Donald Trump's twitter feeds, and our President is taking center stage issuing bathroom decrees, a huge scandal, the shame of our Democracy, is all but ignored.
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.
A shocking report was released revealing that Humpty Dumpty could have been put back together if not for the incompetence of Veterans' Affairs. The report described Mr. Dumpty as a tough, hardboiled individual capable of a full recovery from the shell-shock he sustained after the fall.
It's time for the Commission to stop ramming these ridiculous proposals down veterans' throats. They don't want it, and they're not taking it lying down. We're listening; but is the Commission?
The lead generation program was instituted in 2005 to quickly fill the ranks during a time of multiple overseas combat obligations. And it was successful in bringing the National Guard back to its end strength.
Sneaky White--decorated combat Vietnam Vet, veteran advocate and fundraiser from inside California's Ironwood Prison--sent me an article about two inm...
Who would not agree that our Nations Veterans are our greatest asset? Yet we fall down miserably as a Nation in providing for them once they return f...
Army Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta has received notification from the VA that his benefits for a caregiver are ending in 90 days, at the end of May. The letter he received from the VA states "he is no longer appropriate for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers."
In a complicated, twisted tale of alleged corruption and betrayal over budgetary wars, a presumed cover-up simmers at a colossal scale between the Army and the National Guard.
It's no secret that US military operations can be harmful to the environment. US military presence and interventions often leave environmental health problems for both soldiers and the local population.
Robert Scheer sits down with Vietnam veteran, author and peace activist Ron Kovic to discuss what we have learned and not learned about the lessons of war since his time in combat in Vietnam.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy gave us a taste today of what can be achieved when good government works closely with caring and motivated constituents -- the end of veteran homelessness in his state.
Veterans realize the VA has its issues - but they also realize that these issues are fixable, and understand that privatizing the VA only makes things worse.