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Veterans, Trump

Major Veterans Groups Are Rattled By Trump’s Plans

Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers.

December 24, 2016
Veteran Affairs, Veterans

Cure To Some VA Waits Creates New Ills

A plan to unclog the pipeline for disability claims in the Veterans Affairs Department has ended up re-clogging it with fraudulent claims. Veterans with great needs are bumped out of appointments by fakers. And money that could go to those too disabled to work a regular job gets diverted to the well-bodied.

July 21, 2016
A sign bearing the likeness of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs in an elevator before the candidate addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Why Trump’s Success With Vets In Polls Is Misleading

Trump’s particular popularity with veterans is, historically speaking, lower than it should be. Compared to polls of previous GOP presidential candidates in the summer months preceding an election, a Morning Consult survey shows that Trump’s candidacy has split the usual Republican advantage in half.

June 5, 2016
Iraqi security forces secure a road after bomb attacks outside the Green Zone in Baghdad

Irradiated Iraq: The Nuclear Nightmare We Left Behind

“Iraq is one large hazardous waste site,” Ritter says. “If it was the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency would declare it a Superfund site and order it be cleaned.”

March 31, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart’s Victory Lap For Veterans

Jon Stewart, 1 — Department of Veterans Affairs, 0

March 25, 2015