The bipartisan measure is loaded with political victories for both sides, including a budget increase for the Pentagon long sought by Republicans and funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a host of domestic programs backed by Democrats.
It's largely a return to the bad old days, with plenty of spending on cops and money to burn for a border wall that will accomplish nothing.
The U.S. Africa Command and Central Command squanders $500 million fighting a drug war in a scandal that catches the essence of what may be the true opioid crisis of 21st-century America.
Even states hard hit by the abuse epidemic lack a way to specify opioids—or any other drug—as a contributing factor in the removal of children from their homes.
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools.
The president's declaration of a public health emergency will expand access to medical services and shift some federal HIV funds to help addicts.
Famously associated with the addiction problem, the city of Portsmouth is fighting back. But some worry that one drug crisis will be replaced with another.
Data compiled by The New York Times suggests 2016 saw the largest annual increase in drug overdose deaths ever recorded in the U.S.
In rural West Virginia, supporters of Donald Trump cheer the progressive senator's call for universal health care.