What does a suffering military veteran have to do to force an unresponsive government to change its ways?
How about self-immolating in front of his VA clinic? Hello, paper-pushers and desk jockeys? Are you there? Would the heat, the smoke, …
With Veterans, Jeb Bush Is Winning
Milford, N.H. — “On day one, I will ask the military for options to destroy ISIS,” says Jeb Bush. “And I will commit to you that we will do it.”
It’s an unseasonably balmy Thursday evening in this small …
The VA Solved Its Disability Backlog by Putting Other Veterans in a Jam
It has been a frustrating semester for veterans trying to get their education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Still waiting on checks from August, September, October and now November,” one man wrote in a comment on the VA’…
VA Report: 307,000 Veterans Died Waiting for Applications to Be Processed
The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General issued another utterly appalling report, painting a picture of incompetence and callousness:
We substantiated the first allegation that [the enrollment system] had about 867,000 pending records as of September 30, 2014. These ES records were coded …
New Opportunities for Veterans
The United States is blessed with great liberties because of the courageous men and women who defend them. The bedrock of this country’s security is a strong volunteer armed forces and a sacred covenant between the citizen and the …
The Pill-Pushing VA and Soldier Suicides
I would urge everyone to read John Fund’s piece on the homepage today regarding the VA’s pill-pushing role in soldier suicides. Also please watch Project Veritas’s report below:
I can’t tell you how much this resonates with what I’ve seen …
VA Reform: Another Obama ‘Success Story’
Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new secretary of veterans affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders, and a bevy of TV cameras, the commander-in-chief signed the “Veterans Access, Choice and …
White House Wants ‘Transparency’ Credit for Releasing VA Wait Lists Audit
President Obama deserves credit for the fact that his administration is no longer hiding the extent to which the Veterans Affairs Department hid the fact that 57,000 veterans are waiting for health care, according to his spokesman.
“The first thing I …
Obama Accepts Shinseki’s Resignation
The Veterans Affairs Scandal
Needed: Reform at Veterans Affairs
Nearly two years after systemic problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs boiled over into a nationwide scandal, veterans continue to struggle with a dysfunctional bureaucracy and long waits for health care and other critical benefits. While most observers agree …
Deadly D.C.: The Land of No Consequences
In life and leadership, accountability means consequences for bad behavior.
In Washington, accountability means yet another congressional meeting about another government scandal perpetrated by tax-subsidized corruptocrats who get away with murder.
This week, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs …
It’s Time to Get Rid of the VA
There is only one guaranteed way to get fired from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Falsifying records won’t do it. Prescribing obsolete drugs won’t do it. Cutting all manner of corners on health and safety is, at worst, …
A Gold Star Dad Makes His Case against the Iran Deal
Specialist Clay Farr’s father remembers his son:
The truly chilling thing is that the Obama administration now admits that its “deal” will lead to increased funding for terror groups, yet it persists in arguing that it’s the only way to …
What More Evidence Does the President Need that the VA Must Be Reformed?
In the battle between bureaucrats and veterans, the Obama administration stands with the bureaucrats. Last week the White House threatened to veto the VA Accountability Act, a bill that would moderately streamline the process for firing incompetent Department of Veterans …
The VA Needs Reforming, Not Reshuffling
It’s been over a year since the wait-time-manipulation scandal was exposed at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Yet a year after it was revealed that VA officials nationwide had falsified waiting-list times — and after more than $16 billion …
Swell: Audit Reveals VA ‘Systematically Overpaying’ up to 13,000 Staff
Big, busy Jolt to close out the week. I have to parcel it out in sections#…#
And You Thought You Had Heard All of the Bad News from the VA!
Hey, remember the VA?
The scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs …
Michelle Obama Tries to Tamp Down Anger about Bergdahl and VA Scandal
Shinseki Apologizes, Says He’ll Fire Senior Leaders at Phoenix VA
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Shinseki is a Dead Man’
Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report that all signs point to VA Secretary Shinseki leaving his post by the weekend.
He thinks the president’s had one too many leadership failures — Obamacare’s botched launch and the IRS scandal — and the new …