The Ronny Jackson saga: a tale of sucking up and flaming out (UPDATE)

So Navy Admiral Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from consideration as the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. You could say Dr. Jackson was the Harriet Miers of the Trump administration, except Harriet Miers never prescribed Percocet. Harriet Miers, you may recall, is a Republican lawyer who was once counsel to President George W. […]

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No easy answers to fixing the VA health system

The current problems in the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ hospital system seem insurmountable. We’ve all seen news reports of huge backlogs  and “double” lists of reported and actual wait times, some of which left some veterans to die while waiting for care at various VA hospitals across the country. Yet politicians who breezily call for […]

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