The U.S. Owes Veterans. A New Burn-Pit Bill Would Write That Into Law. So Why Are Republicans Opposing It?

Ted Cruz (Gage Skidmore, CC)

The past few days has given us what feels like a very 2022 political spectacle, with comedian Jon Stewart and Texas Senator Ted Cruz exchanging potshots with each other via videos on social media. The source of the squabble is a new bill the Senate is considering called the PACT Act, which would expand federal…

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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.