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Our Unfireable Federal Employees

We know from the recent scandals about the poor care received by our veterans that the Department of Veterans Affairs is a poorly administered mess.  Now the VA may be helping to illustrate a deeper problem with our federal bureaucracy — the lack of accountability on the part of federal employees, and the inability to mete out disciplinary action that is a standard part of most regular, non-governmental jobs. 311 more words


Lazy Saturday Reads: New Hampshire Primary Weekend

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So now it’s New Hampshire’s turn–a state that is even whiter than Iowa. Iowa is 92% white and New Hampshire is 94% white. Some… 2,174 more words

Morning Reads

A Serenade, an Unexpected New Community: Birmingham V.A. Medical Center

  My father, Grover Journey, has always been reticent about his military service. He served stateside in the U.S. Army during the Korean era. His older brother, Richard, was killed in combat in Korea and his younger brothers, Paul and Huey, served in the Army around the same time as Dad, shortly after Richard’s death. 958 more words

Grover Journey

The US Veteran's Administration is broken and awful. Why don't we scrap it for something else?

I was reading about Meredith’s latest visit to the VA with Mr. Wonderful, her veteran husband, and it occurred to me, this might be a dumb question, but why doesn’t the VA disband the special hospitals and put the vets on fully paid Blue Cross or something? 152 more words

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Are You A U.S. Citizen? An American?

You live in a country which has more freedoms and liberties than any other country on this planet. Those freedoms and liberties, privileges, and rights were not scattered about the land waiting for the Pilgrims to pick up and use. 458 more words