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Ten years after the invasion of Iraq

President Bush is kickin' back, painting his feet.
 Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  March 27, 2013

Twelve Important stories of 2012 that dropped off your radar

So damn much went on in 2012, it's no wonder that some stories may have passed people by.
What you missed
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2012

Review: High Ground

In October 2010, 11 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans — blind, missing limbs, suffering from traumatic brain injury or PTSD — took part in "Soldiers to the Summit," a mission to climb Nepal's 20,000 foot Mt. Lobuche.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 26, 2012

Review: The Lucky One

Who knew that PTSD is the secret to an ideal boyfriend?
Scott Hicks's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 20, 2012

Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Pingree advocates for raped veterans, gets results

The Department of Veterans' Affairs is taking steps to ensure that military sexual-assault and rape survivors have less of a hard time getting the benefits they deserve, according to US Representative Chellie Pingree, who represents Southern Maine in W
Clearing red tape
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 15, 2011

Former congressman Tom Andrews on Veterans Day

Former Maine congressman Tom Andrews has a post today on the Huffington Post that sheds light on a fascinating idea that could help hundreds of...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 11, 2010

Veterans For Peace march in parade without incident

Maine Veterans For Peace representatives were allowed to march in Portland's Veterans Day parade this year, after a brief round of phone calls (including to...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 11, 2010

Obama's Afghanistan promise

This is a totally different war, guys.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  July 30, 2010

Worse than Afghanistan

At almost the same moment that Rolling Stone was reordering the political landscape with its devastating profile of the now-resigned Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, a smaller, lesser-known political monthly, The American Conservative
Mainstream media flunks again
By PETER KADZIS  |  July 02, 2010

Coming Home

or VA Clinic Moving ForwardDemocratic Representative Mike Michaud annouced funding for a new veterans clinic in Bangor today. According to a press release, "the new...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  August 25, 2009

Focusing on Female Vets

House Prepares to Pass Bills to Help Togus VA Medical Center; Improve Care for Women VeteransJust go...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 23, 2009
Racist Fletcher, Babies, McG, MRTPQ and WTF

Racist Fletcher, Babies, McG, MRTPQ and WTF

  Fletcher apologised this morning, sorta, for "racists" comments, we find out if the ...
By Charlie  |  May 21, 2009

Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article

Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 13, 2009

What's 5000 veterans among friends?

In their Veterans Day messages today, Governor John Baldacci and Congresswoman-elect Chellie Pingree...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 11, 2008