Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: VA

VA shadow rulers had sway over contracting and budgeting

New disclosures and investigations are straining the three Trump associates’ relationship with the new VA secretary.

VA official pleads guilty to bribery, fraud, and obstruction charges

From 2015 through 2017, James King used his position as a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program counselor at the VA to demand bribes from the owners of at least three separate schools in exchange for funds using the veterans’ federal benefits.

VA’s mental health care crisis draws private firms pitching dubious PTSD...

That combination has touched off a behind-the-scenes race by private companies, some offering questionable – or at least unproven – treatments for the signature injury of modern war: post-traumatic stress disorder.

The FBI questioned a black man about racist extremists in Charlottesville...

Donald Blakney is the third counter-protester to be arrested and charged for events connected to the rally. All three of these individuals are black, and all three were attacked at the rally.

Former VA police officer indicted after assaulting patient and falsifying report

If convicted, Michael Kaim faces up to 10 years in federal prison on the civil rights charge and up to 20 years on the obstruction of justice charge.

Bernie Sanders condemns Trump’s plan to privatize VA

“We must protect the VA, not destroy it.”

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What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

Today’s jaw-dropping quandary: High awareness yet low clout to fix badly-broken systems

The more that reason serves as bedrock,/ The more we’re vexed by lethal gridlock. 

Biden 2024 decision pits the party’s elites against most Democrats

Biden’s decision on whether to run again should be seen as much more than just a matter of personal prerogative.

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

Who will speak up for my child, the drag queen?

I will be equally proud of my country when enough of us stand up strongly for the right to, and value of, gender fluidity.