Tag: Veterans

Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

Senator Tammy Duckworth, like the man she might serve as vice president, prizes loyalty in her ranks and occasional mischief in her workplace. So when a top communications aide prepared to defect last year to the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg, Ms. Duckworth recognized an opportunity. She recorded a faux media interview trashing Mr. Buttigieg […]

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Returning From War, Returning to Racism

The latest article from “Beyond the World War II We Know,” a series by The Times that documents lesser-known stories from the war, focuses on the racism and segregation that Black soldiers faced upon their return. His trip back home in May 1946 was much like the one going — 30 days of sailing between […]

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Report Slams Doctor at V.A. for Dismissing Suicide Risk of Patient Who Later Killed Himself

WASHINGTON — The internal watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that a veteran who came through the department’s medical center in Washington last year seeking psychiatric treatment died by suicide a few days later, after a doctor there ordered him forcibly removed and was heard saying that she did “not care” if […]

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A ‘Wall of Vets’ Joins the Front Lines of Portland Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. — A week after federal officers in Portland, Ore., brutally struck a Navy veteran who said he had approached them simply to ask a question, a group of military veterans on Friday joined the front lines of the city’s growing protests. Duston Obermeyer, a Marine Corps veteran, said he and other veterans were […]

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The Forever War Over War Literature

The Asia Society conference came at a crossroads for the country’s memory of the war, for Vietnam war literature as a whole, and for a number of the attendees still figuring out their writing careers. It might have proven just another gathering, a curious historical artifact that brought together scribes to dispute and drink, if […]

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Former V.A. Nursing Assistant Is Charged in Deaths of Seven Patients

A former nursing assistant at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has been charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of seven patients. Prosecutors said that Reta Mays, who worked at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., in 2017 and 2018, administered fatal doses of insulin to […]

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Inside the VA’s Long-Standing Racism Problem

The VA hasn’t released comprehensive statistics into this behavior, but a survey released this spring showed that 54 percent of psychologists in training at a West Coast VA facility reported experiencing racism on the job. Similar allegations of discriminatory personnel practices have popped up at other facilities, as have racist online posts by employees and […]

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