Washington Dysfunction: Channeling Honest Abe

op-ed | Mary Claire Kendall
Abraham Lincoln monument in Washington, DC. Shutterstock

Here we go again

Watchdog Report Says VA Nominee Ronny Jackson Exhibited 'Unprofessional Behaviors'

Politics | Will Racke
Physician to the President U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson meets with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in his office in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Jackson, his personal doctor at the White House, to be the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs after Trump fired David Shulkin on March 28. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | OIG: Jackson's 'Unprofessional Behaviors'

‘We will continue looking into these serious allegations’

Trump's Only Obama Cabinet Secretary Holdover Just Got Canned

Politics | Julia Nista
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin testifies to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts | Top Shulkin Critic To Return To The VA

The new secretary is currently the president’s physician

Trump Department Of Veterans Affairs Must Act On DOG ABUSE

op-ed | Roger Stone
dog behind fence Shutterstock/Kidd Silencer

For the moment, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, too

Government Funds Should Not Be Used For Hurting Dogs -- So Stop!

op-ed | Roger Stone
Puppies Getty Images

It’s a high-profile, easily fixable controversy

Government Has Become Just A Jobs Program

Opinion | John Conlin
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen shortly before sunset in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson - RTX36B6A

Can this uncontrolled waste continue? I think not.

VA Hospital Serves RAW Food To Vets

US | Michael Volpe
A Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. The DoVA is one of the eight departments with a vacant Inspector General position (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘Unacceptable in any facility’

"People Will Die!" -- But In The VA Healthcare System, They're Dying Now

Opinion | John Linder
A doctor clutches a stethoscope. (Adam Berry / Getty Images News)

Obamacare was based on the notion that bureaucrats make better decisions for your family than do you.

Republicans Blast VA For Putting Unions Ahead Of Veterans Care

Politics | Kathryn Watson

‘I love the way government works — a fancy name, official time’

Federal Agency Confirms Phoenix VA's Retaliation Against Whistleblower

US | Michael Volpe
A man walks past the headquarters building at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, May 23, 2014. Larry Downing/Reuters

‘I look forward to continued justice for whistleblowers and the public they serve’

Whistleblower: Phoenix VA Retaliated Against Me For Speaking Out

US | Michael Volpe
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald (reflected in doors, facing reporters) delivers an apology, for recent misstatements about his military record, to reporters outside VA headquarters in Washington, February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘These complainants have actually violated my rights by slandering me’

Agreeing On What's Best For Veterans

Opinion | Dan Caldwell
American flags are placed on the top of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, etched with the names of more than 58,000 U.S. servicemen and women who died in the war, on Memorial Day in Washington May 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.

We can all agree that veterans deserve better, and we can make it happen.

Rep. Phil Roe Slated To Take Over As Veterans' Affairs Chairman

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 18: Republican Study Committee Health Care Working Group Chairman Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN) (C) introduces the RSC's "American Health Care Reform Act" during a press conference as U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) (L) and U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) look on at the U.S. Capitol September 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Republican bill is intended to replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘I really have a passion for it’

Trump: Instead Of Tweeting As President, I'll Be Talking To Veterans On The Phone

Elections | Steve Guest

‘This could keep me very busy at night folks’

VA Secretary Refuses To Apologize For Comparing Wait Times To Disneyland

Politics | Steve Guest

‘I have not been communicating with many people because [I’m] sitting here talking to you’

GOP Rep Asks Just How Much Agencies Spend On ARTWORK

US | Kathryn Watson

An artistic rock is displayed to evoke a sense of self-transformation

Military Vet Booted From VA Clinic After Snapping Photos Of Bible Display

Washington Gadfly | Evan Gahr
Military Religious Freedom Foundation photo

‘I sacrificed everything for all faiths’