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Surviving Within: Helen Benedict Uncovers the Harsh Realities of Women in the Military

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Their seclusion, combined with the military's history of gender discrimination and the uniquely challenging conditions in Iraq, has resulted in a mounting epidemic of sexual abuse, physical degeneration, and emotional distress.

Open Letter to Veterans Affairs Nominee Gen. Eric Shinseki

Joseph A. Violante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Violante

The history of veterans funding is so consistently poor that even when Congress has gotten the funding level right, it has been late. Imagine trying to run a private sector health care system without knowing your budget.

How the VA Could Lead the Battle for Universal Health Care

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

By separating insurance financing from the care provided, universal coverage would enable the VA to expand its services to non-veterans whose care would be paid through universal insurance.