Friday, May 23, 2008

When Wounded Vets Come Home
More and more injured American soldiers are depending on their parents for caregiving; in some cases, full time. These parents are giving up retirement plans—and some have become full-time advocates for injured veterans. Click here to continue

Raising a Fallen Soldier’s Children
When a parent loses a child to war and becomes the permanent caregiver of his or her grandchild, what kind of support does the grandparent receive? The military is working to increase death gratuities for families in need. Click here to continue

How the War Changes Soldiers
As soldiers come home to their families, grandparents are becoming parents again. Read how psychological fallout is hindering veterans from having the lives they knew before deployment. Click here to continue

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.