| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said it is making substantial progress reducing the backlog of disability claims that has bedeviled it for years, and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is confident of reaching his goal to eliminate the long...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:47 PM
In about two weeks, America will pause to honor our veterans.
And then the moment will pass.
After a spurt of parades, political platitudes and paid days off, most people will go back to their daily grind.
Unfortunately, for many of the men and...
| Oct 16, 2013
Organizers of the Million Vet March on Washington insist they had nothing to do with interlopers who tried to score political points off their event. But sorry, guys. We are judged by the company we keep.
March organizers are trying to distance...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore — under fire for being one of the worst-performing in the country — gave out a total of $64,000 in bonuses to its employees over the past three years, agency records show.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:47 PM
In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A senior official of the American Legion, working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce its disability claims backlog, told Congress her organization had encountered an "obstructionist attitude" in the VA's underperforming Baltimore...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, has endorsed the new agreement between the Collage of William and Mary and the Department of Veterans Affairs that seeks to speed up disability claims.
On Thursday, the W&M law school agreed to join a VA effort that...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs has taken a lot of heat for how long it takes to process benefits claims from veterans. The agency released data Thursday showing it can pick up the pace when its feet are held to......
| Jun 23, 2013
History has proved Founding Fathers to be correct
To the editor:
The Founding Fathers knew that governments should not be trusted or believed, and that once given power by the people would abuse that power. History has proved them to be correct.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:13 AM
WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues.
The legislation, which...