VA Nurse Charged with Manslaughter is Still Working with Patients!

A 240-pound Department of Veterans Affairs nurse’s aide charged with manslaughter in the death of a 70-year-old patient was returned to work at the hospital this month three days before hitting the two-year mark of being on paid leave, against the department’s own policy. The unexplained move seems similar to the department’s past efforts to game statistics rather than fix underlying problems. Powerful congressmen like Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, have begun routinely requesting Read more […]

Government Finally Admits Chattanooga Attack was Terrorism

The Federal Bureau of Investigation finally admitted Wednesday that the attack on a Navy center in Chattanooga, Tenn., was “motivated by foreign terrorist propaganda.” The designation means that the Navy can finally grant Purple Hearts to the families of the five servicemembers who died that day, as well as one survivor, CNN reports. “This determination allows the Department of the Navy to move forward immediately with the award of the Purple Heart to the families of the five heroes Read more […]

On ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Peace Takes Courage, So We Will Have War

A day after ISIS operatives killed over a hundred people in Paris, the French military dropped some bombs on Raqqa, Syria—the de facto capital of the Islamic State. The attack was mostly symbolic, as probably no ISIS agents were killed. But it signaled how the West would be dealing with ISIS. Unfortunately, it also signaled how the West would deal with the Middle East at large. Twenty-seven of 50 US state governors have signed executive orders refusing the relocation of Syrian refugees into Read more […]

The VA gets Embarrassed by Fox & Friends!

  Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has a policy of handing out his cell phone number if veterans need to get a hold of him. Here’s what happened when Fox and Friends decided to test that claim. When hosts on the Fox News show called McDonald’s number live on the air Thursday, they found his voicemail box was completely full. “The mailbox belonging to Bob McDonald is full at this time,” the message stated during co-host Steve Doocy’s call. “Please Read more […]

God Bless America and God Bless our Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers

In 1970, American icon John Wayne hosted a variety show celebration of America’s history and concluded the show with a beautiful and long-remembered rendition of God Bless America. Tomorrow, on Veterans Day, please consider the Duke’s commentary to his fellow Americans: “Tomorrow remember, this is my country and I’m going to do good for it. It just might work. We’ll never know unless we give it a fair try. Oh yeah, there’s one other thing I’ll say tomorrow, because I say it every Read more […]

City Council Votes to Remove Military Memorial, Voters Remove City Council!

The city council in Knoxville, Iowa, will be full of new members in January after a dispute over a veteran’s memorial bearing a cross led voters to boot out the incumbents. It all started when Americans United for Separation of Church and State demanded that the city council take down a veteran’s monument in Young’s Park within the city.  The monument featured a soldier bowing before a white cross, but the Americans United found this an offensive violation of the Establishment Clause Read more […]

Georgia Congressman Calls President Obama “Reckless” and Putting our Soldiers in Danger

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) has been working hard to ensure the safety and defense of our nation and our military men and women. He’s tried to work with members of both parties in his efforts to beef up our national defense, but the Congressman has reached his breaking point with President Obama. In a recent letter to his constituents Congressman Graves says that President Obama’s decision to veto “critical” legislation that would offer support to our military is unacceptable and “reckless.” Now Read more […]

NATO Considering Military Confrontation with Russia?

NATO member countries are in talks to send in a battalion of troops to each of three Baltic states bordering Russia. Each battalion would be comprised of anywhere from 800 to 1,000 troops. That proposal is the more aggressive one. An alternative proposal on the table is to send just one NATO battalion to cover the entire region, The Wall Street Journal reports. The plan also would formally put the troops from different member countries under NATO command. Although the idea garnered support Read more […]

Meet the Man who Gave his Life to Save Others from ISIS

The Pentagon identified Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, Friday as the U.S. serviceman who died during a hostage rescue mission Thursday morning. Wheeler, from Roland, Okla., died Thursday morning in Kirkuk Province, Iraq “from wounds received by enemy small-arms fire during an operation,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. Wheeler was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., and had been deployed 11 times in support of combat operations Read more […]

Identity Theft and Wire Fraud at the National Guard

A grand total of 25 members from Puerto Rico’s National Guard and Reserve US Army have been charged by authorities for wire fraud and identity theft. The scam? The 25 worked together to defraud a recruiting program which offered bonuses for successful recruiters, who referred new candidates, The Associated Press reports. These recruiters received bonuses anywhere from $509 to $8,000 for fake referrals, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, who added that the scheme ran from 2007 Read more […]

Obama’s Iraq Policy Such a Failure He Does the Opposite in Afghanistan

In what sounded an awful lot like an admission that his policies and decision to remove American troops from Iraq were all a BIG mistake, President Obama announced on Thursday that American soldiers would remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future. Of course, it’s true. His Iraq philosophy was incredibly flawed, leading to the destabilization of the entire region, the rise of ISIS, the slaughter of thousands and mass migration of hundreds of thousands of people. From the White House: Last Read more […]

Biden is a Big Fan of Transgenders in the Military

Vice President Joe Biden took the Obama administration’s stance on transgenders in the military to the next level Saturday, saying it represents the “civil rights issue of our time.” The Obama administration is in the middle of deliberating whether to officially end the ban on transgenders serving openly in the military and has largely held off making any major pronouncements, despite supporting a Pentagon review examining the issue, The Associated Press reports. But Saturday at an Read more […]