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Just Don't Call It 'Reparations'

"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?," a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."

Scapegoats Won't Cure VA's Ills

Of all the scandals and pseudo-scandals of which President Barack Obama has been accused, the Department of Veterans Affairs debacle is the most damaging for at least three reasons: One, health care -- including VA health care -- was the signature...