“Defense spending increased sharply in the Trump years and is now substantially higher than it was during the Korean or Vietnam War eras or during the massive military buildup President Ronald Reagan oversaw in the 1980s. Today, it consumes well over half of the nation’s discretionary budget…”
We seemed determined to destroy ourselves, whether through the accelerating heating of the globe over decades, or a nuclear conflagration any time we choose. The good news is the flame of hope still flickers.
This year’s presidential election was decided primarily by voter concerns about Covid-19 and the economy, not by voters crying out for a continuation of America’s endless wars or demanding yet more money for the Pentagon.