Editorial note: As the real experts here, we at VT can almost laugh, not at the tragedy, but at the grossly uniformed under-reporting of figures we know to be a thousand times, yes, not just a hundred, greater than given here. The US Department of Veterans Affairs continues to face intense scrutiny over its failures […]
The Melancholy Ramblers, who join us in performance and conversation, are a popular Austin band that plays an eclectic mix of country, folk, gospel, and honky-tonk – with a progressive political bent. They play regularly at the venerable Austin music venue, the Broken Spoke, at the New World Deli, and at benefits for progressive causes […]
Yesterday the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, disseminated an open letter to the grantees of the VA’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program.
A veteran and a civilian in a room together. They don’t know each other, and the non-veteran just listens.
By the Senior Editor I just finished listening to Mitt Romney and Donald Trump trade barbs. Lets begin with the level of absurdity here, both are Vietnam War draft dodgers of the highest and most despicable level. Both have very strong and lifelong ties to organized crime. Both have made their personal fortunes through chiseling […]
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has retained two attorneys, including a civil defense lawyer and a criminal lawyer, to serve as “investigatory counsel” as the bombshells keep exploding regarding his role in the Flint water crisis. The lawyers were each awarded a contract valid throughout 2016 worth $249,000 each — to be paid by “state funds,” or the taxpayers. […]
Jim W. Dean - There has been no movement of forfeiture airline crashes due to violence to have open investigations where the airline unions and victims' families have representatives involved all the way through the process, to prevent obstruction of justice.
…from SouthFront Following the announcement by the Saudi Defense Ministry on Saturday February 14th that the kingdom intended to commit both air and ground forces to the fight against ISIS in Syria, the first four Royal Saudi Airforce F-15S strike fighters arrived at Incirlik air base on Friday February 26th. These jets were immediately proceeded […]
Fifty years before the centre of London was destroyed by the Great Fire, Dutch draughtsman Claes Jansz Visscher’s captured it in his 1616 engraving, View of London – a low-rise cityscape dominated by church spires and steeples. Now the artist Robin Reynolds has updated that classic view for the present day, recreating Visscher’s perspective as […]