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We’re Spending Money on War When We Could Be Building Roads

Our problem in this country isn’t lack of funds, no matter what the Republicans, Manchin, and Sinema may claim.

As a Navy spouse of 10 years and counting, my life offers an up-close view of our country’s priorities when it comes to infrastructure and government spending.

  • Andrea Mazzarino
  • The Nation

Recently, my husband, a naval officer currently serving with the Department of Energy, spent a week with colleagues touring a former nuclear testing site about 65 miles north of Las Vegas.

Between 1951 and 1957, the United States conducted more than 1,000 nuclear tests in those 680 square miles of desert and only stopped when…

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