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Veterans for Common Sense

Six Ways to Honor Our Veterans

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Forget wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "We Support the Troops" bumper sticker on your Prius. This Veterans Day push yourself to do something that's actually meaningful. Here are six ways to honor our soldiers.

If You're a Veteran in Need, Where Do You Turn for Help?

Joshua Kors | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Many veterans groups are designed to lobby Congress, not to help individual soldiers. And with 530,000 soldiers wounded since 2001, the VA is hard-pressed to help them all. So where should soldiers returning home go?

Glenn Beck Declares War on Our Veterans

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jake Diliberto

Glenn Beck is the modern day pharisee, a wolf in sheep's clothing. If Beck were aware, he would see American Vets are stomped on with little caution, and IAVA fights for them.

Chaplains and Religion Substituted for Professional Mental Health Care in the Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

The military's practice of substituting religion for professional mental health care for PTSD and suicide prevention has become increasingly frequent, with alarming reports coming in from active duty troops and veterans.

In Place of Mental Health Care, Are Some Troops Being Evangelized?

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Let's be careful not to let instances of Christian evangelism in the ranks distract us from a healthy exercise of spirituality and religious feeling. Let's applaud our military chaplains even as we recognize that they too have limitations.