Going for Broke: Making Up Our Minds
Co-published with PRX’s To the Best of Our Knowledge. Post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health challenges can push people into poverty.
Hell in the SRO: A Veteran’s True Story
ASJA Writing Award Winner, Best First-Person Essay | In a building teeming with addiction and violence, it dawned on me: The VA is not in the business of …
I’m a Military Widow. I’ll Lose My Benefits if I Remarry
Co-published with TIME. Karie Fugett writes about the rule that penalizes many surviving spouses for finding love again.
Third Squad, Episode 8: “Bad Paper”
Co-published with the Third Squad Podcast. In Sangin, Afghanistan, Scott McEtchin told Elliott Woods that he joined the Marines to get his life together after a bout …
37,000 U.S. Veterans Are Homeless. I Was One of Them.
Co-published with Newsweek. So many veterans who leave the tangle of war end up on America's streets, still fighting daily for their survival.
John Koopman: Stars and Stripes and Strip Clubs
Co-published with The Nation. How a war correspondent found himself bouncing rowdy customers at a strip club—and what came next.
My Husband Was a Veteran Living in Shame. He Died From an Opioid Addiction.
Co-published with Vox. If the administration wants to help vets, they should address the stigma around pain and trauma.
Love and War
Co-published with The Washington Post. I owe my new life to my Marine husband's hideous death. I pay the price every day.