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ACLU Lawsuit Over Homeless Veterans Exposes VA Scandal

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Seemingly separate stories are now emerging that all involve allegations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) habitually deprives veterans of services to which they are entitled.

One Nation in Los Angeles: From Spectacle to Spark

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

A beautiful giant collage art piece. A sea of people of every ethnicity. Danny Glover. Tom Morello. Young Poets. Wait, what's going on? And wasn't tha...

Operation Tillman: America's Irrepressible Military Families Get a Big Boost

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

All of us whose mission it is to make sure veterans get the care they need and deserve are heartened by the possibilities surrounding the release of The Tillman Story.

Biggest State Party to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

While Obama weighs Afghanistan policy options, the California Democratic Party's adoption of the resolution is the most tangible indicator yet that escalation of the U.S. war effort can only fuel opposition within the president's own party.

Abstract Quality Journalism

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

The political rhetoric in Washington is close to 100 percent humanitarian, while the new supplemental infusion of U.S. spending for Afghanistan is 90 percent military.

Vets Rally Behind McGovern's Bill for an Exit Strategy in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

McGovern's Bill could give Congress the cajones to exercise some oversight, thereby keeping Obama from repeating the Bush administration's heinous mistakes in Iraq.

94 Billion Reasons to Rethink Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

As the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan continues to deteriorate, Congress will decide this week whether to approve $94.2 billion in supplemental wartime spending.

The Failure of Obama's First 100 Days in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

We haven't seen a president willing to break with his predecessor by prioritizing regional diplomacy and humanitarian aid above military escalation. Here's why Obama gets a 'D' for his first 100 days in Afghanistan.

Brave Afghan Vet Demands Answers from Congress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Rick Reyes's testimony raises critical concerns that Congress must address before approving a massive supplemental war funding bill in the next few weeks.

How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last Man to Die for a Mistake in Afghanistan?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

We should be seeing more soldiers like Reyes sitting before Congress, if not to channel Kerry's anti-war passion from 38 years ago, then to alert the nation to what's really going on in this war.