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Op-Ed: Young Workers & Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Apprenticeship Crucial

Op-Ed: Young Workers & Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Apprenticeship  Crucial
In The Daytona Daily News, professor Rick Sheridan touts apprenticeship programs arguing that they offer a vital alternative to college for those seeking a middle class lifestyle. Sheridan notes that while the average college student will graduate with $30,000 in debt, the average apprentice will earn solid wages while learning a craft debt-free. Globally, America is lagging in the apprenticeship department with respect to young people
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Decorated War Vet Blazes Trail as Transgender Activist

Decorated War Vet Blazes Trail as Transgender Activist
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed years ago. Gay people are generally accepted in the military. But one last major hurdle involves a more broad acceptance of the transgendered, as one vet's plight after her service has evidenced.
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Tea Party Express to Hell: Charity/Super PAC Pretends to Send Care Packages to Soldiers, While Actually Fundraising

Tea Party Express to Hell: Charity/Super PAC Pretends to Send Care Packages to Soldiers, While Actually Fundraising
In an exclusive for the Daily Beast, ProPublica writer Kim Barker exposes the “pro-troop” charity Move America Forward for misusing donations collected under the auspices of sending soldiers care packages. After adopting a battalion, the Marines of Geronimo, the group started a fundraising drive claiming the care packages sent to the soldiers in Afghanistan might be “the only mail they will receive all year.” The truth? Those Marines were stationed in Japan and the money was instead funneled to the dark money machine that runs the Tea Party.
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Messaging the Shooters: You're on Your Own, Says AL Sen Jeff Sessions to Vets

Messaging the Shooters: You're on Your Own, Says AL Sen Jeff Sessions to Vets
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions talks a good talk when it comes to veterans (He should! He voted to send them overseas to be shot at!), but when it comes to putting his money where his mouth is, Sessions is like most of his Republican counterparts: mendacious and obstructive.
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And Now We've Successfully Politicized the Return of an American Military Prisoner

And Now We've Successfully Politicized the Return of an American Military Prisoner
Who was is that said that the United States doesn't negotiate with terrorists? It was Ronald Reagan, and he said it while he was in the middle of selling Hawk missile parts to Iran as part of negotiations with terrorists to return our hostages in Lebanon. It's unsurprising then, that the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is being wrestled into the latest "scandal" for President Barack Obama.
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PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care

PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's refusal to expand Medicaid is literally imperiling thousands by denying them access to health care. And as memorial day approaches, there's one demographic we should pay special attention to: our nation's veterans. If anybody deserves care, it's the men and women who've fought for this country.
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First Lady Announces New Website to Help Veterans Find Jobs

First Lady Announces New Website to Help Veterans Find Jobs
Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents. Unemployment among veterans who have served since September 2001 stood at 9 percent in 2013, about 1.6 percentage points higher than the overall civilian population.
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Jim Kuhnhenn
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Contractors Lobby Actually Protesting Labor Dept's Veteran and Disabled Worker Hiring Policy

Contractors Lobby Actually Protesting Labor Dept's Veteran and Disabled Worker Hiring Policy
The Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC), an industry group only marginally related to the workers that actually perform those tasks, is contesting new Department of Labor rules that make it easier - and companies more accountable - for hiring people with disabilities and veterans.
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Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz Exploit Veterans at Tea Party Protest

Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz Exploit Veterans at Tea Party Protest
What was supposed to be an apolitical protest event for veterans was co-opted by Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and other Tea Party leaders so they could bash President Obama in DC. "The Million Vet March on the Memorials" was actually numbered in the hundreds and then drowned out in gallons of opportunistic crazy tea.
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State Republicans Refuse Medicaid Vote, Cost Michiganders Billions

State Republicans Refuse Medicaid Vote, Cost Michiganders Billions
Despite appeals from small businesses, health care professionals, ordinary citizens, Michigan companies and job providers — and even Gov. Rick Snyder, their party's standard-bearer — Michigan's Senate Republicans went on summer vacation and refused to vote on a plan that would help more than 400,000 Michiganders (including 7,000 veterans) get access to health care.
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