FROM Bonnie Carroll
Dealing with Death in the Military When a soldier is killed, his or her family loses more than a loved one. It's necessary to move off the base, losing ties with friends, school-mates and other connections based on life in the military. Bonnie Carroll, who served in the Reagan White House, lost her husband in 1992. He was a commanding general who died in action during the first Gulf War. Her own difficulties in dealing with that experience led her to form TAPS , the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, to provide support for the families of fallen troops.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.