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A different look at the defense budget

The Mirror recently reported that Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joe Courtney are fighting hard against Trump’s “feckless threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act.” Go, team!  According to our representatives, even the threat of a veto goes squarely against bipartisan passage of the defense bill, which is apparently “the longest running traditions in Congress” –  going back to the time of President Kennedy.

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In a dreadful time, a broader scope of hope

The Major League Baseball playoffs are underway, for which my team, the Red Sox, failed to qualify. And, it seems almost sacrilegious to say, I don’t care. The hated Yankees finished pretty well, and yet again, I didn’t really care. I don’t think I’m the only one; my (admittedly tiny) poll of other Sox Nation dwellers suggests widespread anomie. What’s going on?