Opinion

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Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.

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Veteran's voice: a soldier's death

A soldier in my old unit who deployed with us to Afghanistan committed suicide. He was only 25 years old. What caused this young man with so much promise to feel that there is no way out?

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"We've got a long way to go" for decent health care

Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.

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Perspectives on Pfc. Bradley Manning from an anti-war veteran

This new generation of young war resisters has said 'no' to being a part of the U.S. military machine. They're risking a lot to speak the truth from their 'inside' perspective.

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Veterans need more than flags on Memorial Day

Eighteen veterans each day kill themselves; an average of 950 veterans each month attempt suicide, shouldn't this be considered a national emergency?

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Walmart: The eyes of the nation are on you!

Gun control advocates massed at a Walmart store a few miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School to demand the company stop selling rifles.

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Overlooked and looked over: women veterans tell their story

Women veterans are sharing their experiences in a powerful and eye opening exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, now through Memorial Day.

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The Iraq war is not over for my son

I finally got the call I had been waiting for since President Obama announced that our troops will be home for the holidays . My son will be returning from Iraq.

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A common sense plan to end homelessness among veterans

There is a way to end homelessness among veterans: move the money!

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Troops coming home from Iraq - can Afghanistan be next?

As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?

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