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Black America’s Dreams of Homeownership Still Deferred

Charlene Crowell talks about Black homeownership and the need for financial justice in the Black community ...

On Dick Gregory's Birthday

Dr. Barbara Reynolds recalls Gregory's encouragement to write about 'the seen and the unseen' ...

Parents Deserve “Real” School Choice

Dr. Elizabeth Primas challenges Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on school choice. ...

The Fight to Protect Voting Rights Continues #StayWoke

Derrick Johnson, the interim president and CEO of the NAACP, talks about the fight to protect voting rights ...

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald
The Skanner News

America’s military personnel risk their lives to defend our liberties. In return Americans make a commitment to take care of veterans. Part of that commitment is funding veterans’ health care. 

That's been an untouchable promise for decades. But now, influenced by the deep pockets of the Koch brothers – and their front organization, “Concerned Veterans for America” – Republicans are joining a campaign to kill off VA healthcare.

The issue is likely to influence the 2016 presidential election. Republican contenders Jeb Bush Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are all on board the billionaire brothers’ effort to privatize veterans health care.

Last week Rachel Maddow exposed the privatization campaign and talked to Veterans Administration Secretary Robert A McDonald. 

Rachel Maddow talks about the billionaires’ campaign to privatize the VA

 

Veterans Administration Secretary Robert A McDonald explains how Veterans Administration healthcare helps all Americans and says, despite its challenges, the agency is succeeding.

 

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