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PTSD doesn’t turn men into monsters

September 29, 2014 Executive Editor 8

A man named Omar Gonzales recently made headlines after he charged across the north lawn of the White House with a knife. The reason is best summed up by the CNN headline: “White House fence jumper has PTSD.” There are dozens of headlines like it, and stories like this pop up perennially claiming post-traumatic stress disorder turns veterans into “ticking time bombs” one flashback away from going on a rampage. As an Army veteran diagnosed with service-related PTSD, I am absolutely tired of hearing this.

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The unfortunate state of the union

February 3, 2014 Executive Editor 0

The American media, Hollywood, pop culture and society are all willing to recognize people they deem important with awards. There are more than enough national awards shows than to count on both hands for actors, actresses, musicians and athletes.