Veterans

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Former President George W. Bush pictured in 2007. (Photo: USCG/Telfair H. Brown/public domain)
Former President George W. Bush is attracting a flurry of renewed criticism after revelations surfaced this week that he charged a charity for severely wounded veterans of the so-called War on Terror $100,000 in speaking fees. "Bush led the military into the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and failed to fund and prepare the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plans to finance a massive, ten-story...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Female veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of civilian women...

Further

Even as a new report calls for ending a war on drugs with "enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage,” Congress has rejected an amendment to a veterans' funding bill to allow VA doctors in medical marijuana states to discuss pot - not prescribe it or provide it but suggest it - to treat PTSD and other ills they got serving the country that is now denying them what "a mountain of evidence" says is their best treatment. The close 222–195 vote suggests the tide is turning, but not quickly...