Editorial: All in all, Ukraine spending worth it


June 8, 2022

Populist critics have gone after the new $40 billion in aid to Ukraine hammer and tongs.

Donald Trump has com-plained that we are sending billions to Ukraine “yet America’s parents are struggling to even feed their children.” Republican Sen. Josh Hawley calls the assistance “unfocused globalism.”

There’s no doubt that $40 billion constitutes a vast sum, even in Washington, D.C., circa 2022, but the expenditure is warranted.

At the end of the day, there’s no getting around the fact that it costs lots of money to support a country fighting a war in the 21st century against an...

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