Local Veterans, Workers Call Out Union Busting At VA

Local veterans and union members who staff the Minneapolis VA Hospital have been publicly calling out the Trump administration in recent months for understaffing in VA facilities and a string of [...]

As The Veteran Suicide Crisis Persists, Washington Turns To Snake Oil And Swamp Creatures

By Jasper Craven and Suzanne Gordon, Battle Borne. -

In mid-August, former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Anthony Principi (2001-2005) worked to get a number of fellow former VA chiefs to sign on to a draft Op-Ed encouraging the House to take up a [...]

A Better Health Care System?

By Sarah Jaffe, The Progressive. -

Suzanne Gordon, a longtime health care reporter and author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans, says the VA “outperforms the private sector [...]

How Profit And Incompetence Delayed N95 Masks While People Died

By J. David McSwane, Pro Publica. -

Before embarking on a 36-hour tour through an underground of contractors and middlemen trying to make a buck on the nation’s desperate need for masks, entrepreneur Robert Stewart Jr. offered an [...]

VA Privatization Leaves Veterans Waist Deep In Another Big Muddy

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance -

Two years ago, President Trump persuaded a bipartisan coalition in Congress to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018. It authorized a costly expansion of outsourcing by the Department of Veterans [...]