There is a certain ironic symmetry in the resignation of General Eric Shinseki as Secretary of Veterans Affairs—the final act of a personal tragedy, perhaps not Shakespearean but pathetic nonetheless.
|By: DSWright Monday June 2, 2014 6:56 am|
On Saturday Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban as part of a deal that saw five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility released in exchange. Bergdahl was captured by Taliban fighters in 2009 under disputed circumstances – he claims he fell behind on a patrol, the Taliban claimed he was drunk, and others in his unit claim he was a deserter.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 21, 2014 1:15 pm|
President Barack Obama is apparently very “angry” about the scandal surrounding the Veterans Administration he has presided over for five years. The VA has often been in the spotlight for dysfunction going back to the Walter Reed scandal of the Bush Administration. A scandal Obama campaigned on for president as something that would not happen on his watch.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday March 14, 2011 7:35 am|
WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2011, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
WHERE: 12:00PM, State Department, 22nd Ave and C St NW, D.C. followed by a march to the White House for a rally at 1:30pm
CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbon Media, 202 506 7162