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Where is the Wounded Warrior Project money going?

A CBS News investigation into a charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, looks into how the charity spends …

February 27th, 2016 |  

No candidate is perfect

Let me tell you something people don’t often say when arguing about presidential candidates on Facebook: No candidate is perfect. …

February 25th, 2016 |  

Clear as an opaque brick

If it’s not the council’s shortcoming, then it must be the taxpayers, and if it’s not us maybe it’s the …

February 25th, 2016 |  

One final thought …

One final thought …

“A newspaper is the center of a community, it’s one of the tent poles of the community, and that’s not …

February 25th, 2016 |  

Force of the Future Initiative will be family friendly

Two months after his first wave of changes, Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future initiative aims to make …

February 20th, 2016 |  

Significant changes proposed to mental health benefits

The Pentagon is poised to make significant changes to its mental health benefits for troops, families and retirees, to include …

February 20th, 2016 |  

Pentagon submits closure plan for Gitmo

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has sent President Barack Obama a plan to close the U.S. military detention center in Cuba …

February 20th, 2016 |  

Election 2016: The Courtpocalypse and how to delay it

Presidential election campaigns tend to follow a predictable issues timetable, but certain events can upset that timetable in a big …

February 19th, 2016 |  

Being a criminal is a crime

Being a criminal is a crime

This may be stating the obvious, but sometimes it’s good to have something we already know reinforced. In fact, it …

February 19th, 2016 |  

Co-pay guideline change proposed for 2017

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department announced new proposed guidelines meant to lower the copay for veterans buying prescription drugs. The …

February 15th, 2016 |  

Veteran suicide rate continues to be high

The most oft-cited and contested figure in the grim field of veteran suicide research: 22. That’s what some researchers say …

February 14th, 2016 |  

Releasing asbestos settlement information could damage veterans

Asbestos poisoning is personal for Garry Hall, a retired admiral and national executive director of the Association of the United …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Presidential politics and the American soul

When I want to believe that America is a democracy — indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Yosemite Sham: Trademark trolls try to tap taxpayers

Hell hath no fury like a former business partner scorned. The Associated Press reports that a company called Delaware North, …

February 12th, 2016 |  

DVA has agreed to pay for robotic legs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with …

February 10th, 2016 |  

PTSD, prescription monitoring differs between VA, DoD

An effort to align the medications carried in both Defense and Veterans Affairs department pharmacies has exposed differences between the …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Effects of Walmart closure are deep

Effects of Walmart closure are deep

Over the last two weeks, 154 Walmart stores have been closing all across the United States, affecting an estimated 10,000 …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Gov. Haley’s State of the State address: More, less or better

Gov. Haley’s State of the State address: More, less or better

“This has been a different, and difficult year for South Carolina; a year that warrants a different kind of speech,” …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Bill to register journalists is laughable

I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had …

February 5th, 2016 |  

New South Carolina: Who are those guys?

New South Carolina: Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The ultra-cool Paul Newman and …

January 29th, 2016 |  

New year, old tricks from the EPA

New year, old tricks from the EPA

As we begin a new year, one would hope that the Obama administration made a new year’s resolution of allowing …

January 29th, 2016 |  

New campaign aimed at veterans, service members with TBI

A new campaign is underway to get service members and veterans with brain injuries to seek help. The new initiative …

January 25th, 2016 |  

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