military suicides

By Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Jan. 7, 2013 U.S. gun policy is set by both state and federal law. We previously published an explainer on the ways states have eased gun restrictions. But federal policy, too, has become more gun friendly in Read more...
Democracy Now!, June 2012 Every week, I do the In Memoriam segment to make sure that for the families of service members reading C&L and those in service know that we have not forgotten about their sacrifices. Each week, I look up those names Read more...
This is why I'm so deeply cynical about the so-called "patriotism" of certain politicians. You would think at the very least, taking care of the troops when they come home would be first on their list -- but instead, they talk about tax Read more...
Henry Rollins on military suicides. Isn't this a little... sad? I mean, veterans have so much working against them. Hell, counselors aren't even allowed to ask the veterans they counsel if they have guns (because the NRA doesn't approve). They Read more...
With the NRA, the principle of blocking any attempts to document or control gun ownership is always much more important than actual human lives - even if they're the lives of our war veterans. Let that sink in, because this might be the single Read more...

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I asked a reporter at Unnamed Major Metropolitan Newspaper, why they don’t cover suicides. Why is it that traditionally in the press there's a veil of silence draped over taking your own life? He said it’s because they don’t want to encourage Read more...
John McCain showed us yet again this week that he's happy for his legacy to be the angry old man that goes down shaking his fist at the clouds when it comes down to looking out for our soldiers suffering from PTSD -- or any other measure that the Read more...
'the counting of dead soldiers outside my studio was long and surprisingly eerie; it was hard to forget that every brush stroke was a soldier who had died the previous year. a lot of people stopped to read the mural and were immediately impressed by Read more...
One of the reasons I thought this war (in addition to being immoral) was so very stupid is that I remember the veterans from the Vietnam era - how man Read more...