Vets to Enter Walmart’s Supply Chain of Command

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-+*Steven Mikulan: Study after study has shown Walmart to be a cutthroat employer of last resort, most of whose business innovations seem to involve new ways to save the corporation money by slashing employee hours and benefits.

Should Chuck Hagel Be Secretary of Defense?

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-+*Brent Budowsky: Hagel is a devoted, fierce, passionate and untiring champion of wounded warriors and veterans causes of all kinds. When the phrase “band of brothers” is used, Hagel is one of the true brothers. His commitment to helping troops and military families is boundless.

Our Hearts of Darkness

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-+*Kevin Swanwick: Overcome with emotion, it took me several minutes to compose myself enough to approach and offer this young man a smile and a “thank you.”

Veterans: The War After The War

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-+*Dick Price: Veterans who gathered last week in San Diego were eager to find out what California’s political leaders might do about the alarming rates of homelessness, unemployment, suicide, and disability among the state’s veterans.

Not So Sweet Home Alabama

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-+*We have been back in the United States about two weeks now but I immediately realized why I had “opted out” of this system. I had not fully unpacked from our trip to Vietnam when my e-mail was flooded with messages from my conservative friends reminding me that the president was “black”, not really from […]

Republicans to Veterans: No Thanks

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-+*Hans Johnson: Provoking some of the growing anger against Tea Party Republicans is the tone of callousness toward people of color, women, and the sacrifice of veterans who voice frustration at the toll of cuts and barriers in the democratic process itself.