Conrad Burns: A D+ From American Veterans


Conrad is all talk when it comes to supporting veterans. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association, a non-partisan group of veterans of both wars, has given the Senator a grade of D+ for Veteran and solidiers affairs.

It’s no small sample: The IAVA looked at over 300 votes in the past five years to detemine its rankings, based on “issues that affect US troops, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and military families.”

It’s shameful for Burns to continue to cheerlead for a war, when he fails to support the men and women fighting it, but given his lack of support for issues important to the Disabled American Veterans, it’s hardly surprising.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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