New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof • In an opinion piece on the death of soldiers after they return home. A few other key stats — more former soldiers have committed suicide after returning home than died in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq combined, being a veteran doubles the risk of suicide, and being a veteran between ages 17 and 24 quadruples the risk. Yikes. Read up on this disturbing trend. (via shortformblog)
People who deflect criticism with SUPPORT THE TROOPS, I’m looking at you. These people need help, badly.
In a letter To The New York Times, Ralph Nader takes issue with the paper’s editorial asserting that Tea Party victories show there is “no progressive champion” for the poor and powerless.
The problem, he says, is that the mainstream media, including The New York Times, fails to cover their efforts.