U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    How Democrats, Republicans, and Big Medicine Sabotaged Obamacare From the Start

    It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one tic ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2013

    The Many Sacrifices of Captain Van Thach

    Trained as a lawyer, he joined the infantry after 9/11 to "engage the enemy face to face." As told to Jonathan Wei

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Susan G. Komen for The Cure Resignations: Do They Matter?

    So there has apparently been a big leadership shakeup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country's best known breast cancer charity, after its stupid, stupid decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood in January resulted in public outrage. The changes? As per Komen P.R.: "Founder and CEO Nancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Lt. Dan Choi: Government Billed Me After Kicking Me Out Under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    ​Do tell, do pay? Lt. Dan Choi, the feature of our October cover story, released an open letter to President Obama this morning. In it, he's rather upset about being charged money for being kicked out of the military under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." "Today I received a $2,500 bill from your De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Dan Choi Taking Time Off for Exhaustion

    ​Anyone who has followed the effort to repeal Don't Ask, Don't tell will have noticed someone prominent missing from the debate over the past couple weeks: Lt. Dan Choi. As the attempt to end the law before the Republicans take over congress has sputtered along, Choi has been missing in action ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Rightbloggers Explain How Obama is Trying to Trick Veterans into Killing Themselves

    A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that President Obama, in the middle of a contentious health-care debate, has a 57 percent approval rating. This sounds pretty good till you get to the spin: it's 12 points lower than it was in April. Hence, "Polls Show It's Time for Democrats to Drop ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2009

    From Camp to Campus

    The new GI Bill promises to help more veterans afford college degrees—if anyone can figure out how it works

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Richard Leck, 1933-2008

    The Voice mourns the loss of Richard Leck, a longtime East Village habitue who passed away of heart disease on Dec. 19. Leck, 75, was one of that disappearing class of people who make the neighborhood more colorful and more interesting than the yuppie scum who invade this sacred ground and drive up ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2008

    Vets Vs. McCain

    The hypocrisy of the war hero

  • News

    March 20, 2007

    Raising Roberto (Again)

    A devastating brain injury in Iraq leaves soldier Roberto Reyes with a support system of one—his mother

  • NYC Life

    August 8, 2006

    Freeze Frame on a Bad Cop

    Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips

  • News

    August 8, 2006

    Waiting for Reinforcements

    The fighting won't end: Gearing up for another wave of homeless vets

  • News

    March 14, 2006

    The Measure of War

    Iraq is a big war, perhaps even a Great War—but it does not feel that way.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2005
  • News

    March 15, 2005

    Soldiers Fear the Needle

    The Pentagon still fights for its anthrax vaccine

  • News

    January 11, 2005

    Veteran Town

    The stars of Bush's inauguration have scars

  • News

    November 12, 2002

    Wheedle, Leverage, Organize

    Paul Wellstone's Lesson for the Overwhelmed Dems

  • News

    February 9, 1999

    The AIDS Race

    Can new drugs keep up with the wily virus?