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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Vet miffed over scheduling mix-up at Allentown clinic

    The Wilkes-Barre veterans hospital and its related clinics, including Allentown, scored well in last week's report that examined whether veterans are waiting too long for medical care. That doesn't mean, though, that every veteran gets seen without...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Paul Greenberg: A general's farewell salute

    Eric Shinseki spent a lifetime serving his country before being ill served by a vast bureaucracy with deep-seated dysfunctions beyond even his ability and dedication to cure. A four-star general, former chief of staff, and a combat veteran who left...
  • Negotiating with terrorists

    Euphoria over the Taliban's release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bergdahl's father tweeted, "I am still...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bête noire. The administration's decision to swap that...
  • Call it Obamacare for vets

    Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are...
  • VA scandal offer Obama's critics yet more ammunition

    WASHINGTON -- The developing furor over waiting times for military veterans needing critical care for war wounds and trauma is a particular political dilemma for President Obama. It comes in the midst of his central effort to shift the nation's agenda...
  • Jim Webb is just the leader to fix broken VA

    Let's hope the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs gets just a little bit worse. Not dying worse, but enough to stir President Barack Obama to forceful action. For Obama, a crisis isn't a terrible thing to waste but a hard thing to feel. He's...
  • More bumbling at the VA

    More bumbling at the VA
    The growing veterans health care scandal continues to dominate the headlines, with a preliminary report Wednesday confirming that veterans faced significant delays getting care at a veterans hospital in Phoenix. But that's not the only problem within...
  • Another black eye for the reeling VA

    Another black eye for the reeling VA
    A new scandal affecting how veterans are treated is hitting close to home. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional benefits processing center in Philadelphia, which decides claims from veterans in the Lehigh Valley, inappropriately changed...