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VCS Testifies Before DNC Platform Drafting Committee

Cross-posted from disabledveterans.org DNC Platform Drafting Committee and Testimony As a part of our efforts to get veterans a square deal, this weekend we testified before this committee to make veteran’s concerns heard. We hope to make the same presentation … Continue reading

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Directive-Type Memorandum – Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

December 19, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR: SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 11-015 – Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)References: See Attachment 1 Purpose. This DTM: • In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: There is No Victory in Iraq

February 5, 2009 – It is hard to read stories like  this one from the New York Times, and to not be heartened, if nothing else than on a purely human level:     BAGHDAD — Iraqis voted on Saturday for … Continue reading

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After Campaign Push, Obama Cultivates Military

January 30, 2009 – The outreach began more than a year ago when Barack Obama, the antiwar candidate who had never served in the military, turned to a group of young officers just out of active duty for a fresh … Continue reading

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VCS Report for President-Elect Obama: Our VCS Vision for Vibrant VA in 2009

November 5, 2008  The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident-Elect  Dear President-Elect Obama:  Congratulations on your election.  As our next President of the United States of America, you face a serious challenge in fixing a badly broken Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Why the Anti-War Movement is Lost

January 12, 2009 – As Inauguration Day approaches, the anti-war movement is working hard to stay politically relevant. President-elect Barack Obama, the anti-war candidate, has been empowered by a frustrated electorate demanding exactly what he promised in his campaign: change. … Continue reading

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Jan 5, Enormous Victory for Freedom: President-Elect Obama’s Justice Nominees Support Restoring Our Constitution

January 5, 2009 09:58:40 PM, WASHINGTON – In filling four senior Justice Department positions Monday, President-elect Barack Obama signaled that he intends to roll back Bush administration counterterrorism policies authorizing harsh interrogation techniques, warrantless spying and indefinite detentions of terrorism … Continue reading

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Dec 30 VCS Update: Our Successes in 2008 and Our Plans for 2009

In 2008, Veterans for Common Sense continued our strong track record of providing publicity and pragmatic solutions for government policies you care about: national security, civil liberties, and veterans. With your continued support, we plan more successful advocacy efforts during … Continue reading

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Push to Exand Voter Rolls and Early Balloting in U.S.

November 6, 2008 – Many of the states that allowed early voting this year experienced few delays on Election Day, and now federal election officials, lawmakers and voting experts say people in every state should have the same privilege. There … Continue reading

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Will This Election be Stolen?

November 3, 2008 – The GOP’s attack on the integrity of voters, carried out by party leaders — a sitting president included — on the eve of an election, is unprecedented. The day after John McCain charged the community-based organization … Continue reading

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