“What makes the VA scandal different is not only that it affected people at their most desperate moment of need – and continues to affect them at subpar facilities,” columnist John Dickerson wrote. “It’s also a failure of one of the most basic transactions government is supposed to perform: keeping a promise to those who were asked to protect our very form of government.” Unlike the many manufactured scandals in Washington, D.C., this one really is an outrage that needs sustained attention and pressure.
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