Listen to audio of VA manager discuss withholding info for veteran enrollment project

12:00 pm Apr. 21, 2017

Audio recordings obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal a VA manager overseeing a health care enrollment project intentionally withheld critical information from hospital staff across the country that would have made it easier for veterans to gain access to care.

The audio recordings involve internal discussions by VA leaders last year overseeing a project to clear up a backlog of hundreds of thousands of veterans health care applications.

The manager describes how he’s

You’re twice as likely to be shot to death in Georgia than in New York (and other gun violence facts)

11:00 am Mar. 28, 2017

Statistics can be tricky in the best of situations. But when it comes to gun violence, the numbers can turn the most civil discussion into an argument.

Second Amendment supporters often question the validity of data concerning firearms deaths. They suggest that suicides or accidental killings shouldn’t be lumped in with homicides – and that the rate of gun deaths is more meaningful than the sheer number.

With those ideas in