Mark Whittington

Mark Whittington

Mark R. Whittington is a writer residing in Houston, Texas. He is the author of The Last Moonwalker, Children of Apollo, Dark Sanction, and Nocturne. He has written numerous articles, some for the Washington Post, USA Today, the LA Times, and the Houston Chronicle.
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  • What is Yellowcake and How is it Made?
    Back in the runup to the invasion of Iraq, there was a great hubbub about Saddam Hussein attempting to get his hands on yellowcake, a material useful for fueling nuclear bombs, according to Slate.
  • The Challenges and Pleasure of Sex in Space
    Most people have heard of the Mile High Club consisting of people who have had sex in an aircraft, such as the lavatory of an airliner. But a question that has only be addressed in whispers among national space agencies is whether there is a Zero G Club.
  • What is the Maximum Time We Can Hold Our Breath? It Varies
    What is the maximum time we can hold our breath? That usually depends on the person and what he or she does before holding their breath.
  • Nestle Developing 'Food Replicator' Designed for Indivdual Nutritional Needs
    If the Swiss company Nestle succeeds in its latest research and development effort, in the future you’ll be able to create meals in your home food replicator that will be tailored exactly to your personal nutritional needs.
  • A Medical Marijuana Food Truck Arrives in Washington State
    Washington State, one of two states in the United States that has legalized marijuana, has become the location of the first marijuana food truck.
  • Van Cliburn Biop Coming to the Big Screen
    Van Cliburn, the famous piano prodigy who won fame by winning the first Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, in the middle of the Cold War, is about to get a big screen treatment, according to Deadline Hollywood.
  • Billings Gazette - About that Obama Endorsement, We're Sorry
    In the “better late than never” department, the Billings Montana Gazette has decided to apologize to its readers and to the nation for ever endorsing Barack Obama for president.
  • Hillary Clinton is About to Reap the Class Warfare Whirlwind
    Hot Air suggests that Hillary Clinton has a problem. The class warfare weapon that worked so successfully against Mitt Romney is being turned against her. It is a beautiful thing to behold.
  • Now Helicopters Are Racist
    The whole kerfuffle over the name of the Washington Redskins seems to have careened from the silly to the surreal, according to the Washington Times. Apparently someone is offended that Army helicopters are named after Native American tribes.
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Barack Obama of 2016?
    Jonah Goldberg is touting the possible candidacy of Elizabeth Warren, the junior senator from the commonwealth of Massachusetts, for president of the United States. He calls her the “Barack Obama of 2016.”
  • Amy Adams the Good and Shia LeBeouf the Bad and the Ugly
    Hollywood actors behaving badly has been a staple of the tabloids ever since there was a film industry. However, there are occasions when someone whose job is to entertain us restores ones faith in humanity.
  • 100 Years Ago the Assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand Touched Off World War I
    As the Washington Post reminds us, 100 years ago today a Serbian nationalist shot to death the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie and touched off the first great conflagration of the 20th Century. Could it all have been avoided?
  • Obama's Flip Flop on Immigration
    Realizing somewhat belatedly that hordes of unaccompanied minors flowing from Central America to the border states looks bad, President Obama decided to talk a little tough on the phenomenon that his policies caused
  • Soccer is Still Not a Real Sport
    Ann Coulter relates all of the reasons that soccer, which the rest of the world insists on calling football, is not really a sport. It is certainly not a sport that Americans should be interested in. Fortunately, despite World Cup mania, most are not.
  • Constitution 2 Obama 0
    President Obama has just received yet another lesson in the limits of power courtesy of an unanimous decision of the Supreme Court. In essence the court told him that the Senate is in recess when it says it is and not when he says it is.
  • The Controversy About Fedoras
    Fedoras, that iconic piece of men’s head gear, had its reign between the late 1890s and the mid-1950s. It could be seen adoring the heads of many a gangster, private detective, and femme fatal in old film noirs.
  • The Battle of Cold Harbor and the Dawn of Trench Warfare
    The facts of the Battle of Cold Harbor, which took place May 31 and June 12 1864, are stark and straight forward. The implications, especially regarding future conflicts, were not well understood at the time and are only apparent in retrospect.
  • The House Science Committee Hears Some Inconvenient Truths About Space Exploration
    The House Science Committee held a hearing about the National Research Council’s report on the future of space exploration. Former Gov. Mitch Daniels and Dt. Jonathan Lunine, the co-chairs of the study were in the witness chairs.
  • House to Sue Obama for Violating the Constitution
    It looks like the House of Representatives is going to sue the president of the United States to stop him from rewriting laws such as Obamacare in order to please his political whims. Allahpundit suggests there is both a legal and political argument.
  • It Looks like Lois Lerner Targeted a Republican Senator Too
    The problem with trying to destroy thousands of emails that might incriminate one in wrong doing is that it is impossible to get all of them, as Lois Lerner, the IRS’s chief inquisitor, is now finding out.
  • Why the Recommendations of the 1969 Space Task Group Failed
    When Richard Nixon assumed the presidency, one of the questions he faced was what to do with the space program he had inherited. To study that question, he established a Space Task Group in February, 1969 headed by Vice President Agnew.
  • Gary Oldman Decries Political Correctness and Then Steps into It
    Actor Gary Oldman gave an epic, obscenity laced rant in a recent Playboy interview in which he condemned that politically correct hypocrisy of Hollywood. Then he rather proved his own point by getting into trouble himself.
  • Charlie Rangel Clings to Power
    One of the bright spots of the most recent primary took place in the 13th Congressional District of New York, where the aged, cantankerous, and corrupt Charlie Rangel is as of this writing holding on to a slender lead.
  • Thad Cochran's Ugly Win in Mississippi
    Astonishingly, Sen. Thad Cochran, the senior senator from the state of Mississippi, who had been left for dead, has managed a win against his primary upstart opponent Chris McDaniel. The win was an ugly one and has alienated a great deal of the GOP base.
  • Liposuction About to Get a Nanotechnology Makeover
    Nanotechnology has promise in the health care arena for everything from delivering drugs precisely to cancer tumors to cleaning cholesterol hardened blood vessels. Now it may be used for a more controversial treatment, liposuction,
  • It’s Time for a Publicly Financed, Private Race to Mars
    The National Research Council has issued a report that is highly critical of NASA’s space exploration program. It suggests that NASA does not have enough money and that the asteroid redirect mission is the wrong way to go to Mars.
  • Report Suggests that the VA Health Care System Has Killed 1,000 Patients in the Last Decade
    Sen Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, has issued a report that reveals the full extent of the nightmare that is the Veterans Affairs health care system. In the past decade it has killed 1,000 veterans and has cost the tax payers $1 billion in malpractice awards.
  • Book: Bill Clinton Has Some Instructions for Hillary Clinton in the Event of His Death
    According to the new book by Edward Klein, “Blood Feud,” which examines the relationship between the Clintons and the Obamas, Bill Clinton had some creepy advice for Hillary Clinton in the event of his death during the 2016 campaign.
  • Sarah Palin May Be About to Send Chris McDaniel to the Senate
    Perhaps the worst news a politician, particularly an entrenched incumbent such as Thad Cochran, can hear is that Sarah Palin is coming to campaign for his opponent. That is precisely what Palin is doing in support of challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
  • Global Warming Data 'Altered' to Fit Computer Models
    The Climate Change debate has always contained within it more than a whiff of demagoguery, ego and corruption. The UK Telegraph had uncovered yet another example of data being altered to fit the theory.
  • Report: Hillary Clinton Has Serious Heart Problems
    Edward Klein’s new book on the relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons, “Blood Feud,” lobbed a stick bomb into the hopes of a Hillary Clinton presidential run. If true, the revelation would foreclose her running for president.
  • Gallup Poll Points the Way to Obama's After Presidency
    It must be bitter gall and wormwood for President Obama to note that the latest Gallup Poll places him dead last among the living presidents in favorability and that even George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter are now above 50 percent.
  • Pope Francis Declares Holy War on the Mafia
    Pope Francis, shortly after getting rid of his bullet proof pope mobile, has decided to excommunicate everyone in the Italian mafia. There is a man who believes himself secure in God’s protection, or perhaps so old that he doesn’t care.
  • Could the House Obama and the House Clinton Go to War in America's Game of Thrones?
    According to an upcoming book, “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein, the Lannisters and the Starks have nothing on the Obamas and the Clintons. How the rivalry might affect the 2016 election is hard to predict. They seem to have swept it under the rug thus far.
  • Judge Threatens Sailor with Arrest, Loss of His Daughter for Being Deployed Overseas
    Navy submariner Matthew Hindes is caught in a legal nightmare, thanks to an out of control Michigan judge named Margaret Noe. The case is a custody battle involving Hinde’s young daughter.
  • Rick Perry Owns Up to 'Homosexuality is like Alcoholism' Gaffe
    Rick Perry, the soon to be former governor of Texas and likely future presidential candidate, made a huge gaffe recently when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. He has embarked on an outside the box strategy for dealing with it.
  • Are You Ready for the 'Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act of 2014?'
    Rep, Steve Stockman, R-Texas may gave ended his political comeback thanks to his quixotic primary challenge of Sen. John Cornyn, but he is using the IRS scandal to go out in a grand style. Say hello to the Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act.
  • A Brief Political History of the Apollo Program: The Decision to Land a Man on the Moon
    President John. F. Kennedy believed that his decision to send men to the moon by the end of the 1960s was the more important of his presidency. It will almost certainly be the one remembered most.
  • A Brief Political History of the Apollo Program: The Moon Landing and Its Aftermath
    The long term effects of the Apollo program were not very well understood when the moon landings were taking place. But they garnered benefits to the world that are beyond evaluation.
  • Sarah Palin Sold More Books Than Has Hillary Clinton
    People who admire Sarah Palin as the true most powerful female politician on the planet and who disparage Hillary Clinton as a poseur are having fun with some book sale statistics that compare the two.
  • Was Marion Zimmer Bradley a Child Molester?
    Marion Zimmer Bradley is celebrated as a science fiction and fantasy writer without peer, The Darkover books are considered excellent examples of feminist science fiction. She may have also been a monster who raped children.
  • Obama Takes Us Back to Iraq
    President Obama has announced that he is sending 300 Special Forces “advisors” to Iraq. He is holding off on air strikes for now, but is open to “targeted action” sometime in the near future. In the meantime ISIS has taken a chemical weapons plant.
  • Is Hillary Clinton Imploding and Does it Matter?
    Jonathon Last over at the Weekly Standard believes that Hillary Clinton’s disastrous book tour means that she is imploding two years before the presidential campaign. Allahpundit at Hot Air believes that it doesn’t matter.
  • Russian, Chinese Space Weapon Treaty Opposed by Obama Administration
    In a sure sign that Cold War 2.0 is in full swing, the Washington Free Beacon reports that China and Russia a proposing a treaty that would ban all weapons in space. For various reasons this is too rich even for the Obama administrations blood.
  • Poll Says the Obama Presidency is Over but for the Mourning
    The media is agog over a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that indicates that 54 percent of the American people believe that President Obama is no longer able to leave the country. It is a bone chilling statistic.
  • Are You Ready for a Cruz/Bush Ticket for 2016?
    Hot Air’s Allahpundit offers a beguiling scenario regarding the latest great moderate hope now that Chris Christie is damaged good, namely former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Why not run him for vice president with a tea party candidate on top?
  • Sarah Murnaghan Can Now Breath on Her Own
    Few people remember Sarah Murnaghan, the little girl who would have died of cystic fibrosis had she not gotten not just one but two lung transplants. The good news is that the 11 year old is now breathing on her own for the first time in years.
  • Congress Demands Lois Lerner's Hard Drive
    The cat and mouse game between Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the IRS over Lois Lerner’s emails just took a new turn with a subpoena for the infamous hard drive that allegedly ate the evidence.
  • Joni Ernst Stomps on the War on Women Meme
    Joni Ernst, the candidate for United States senator from Iowa, has pulled ahead of her Democratic opponent, Rep. Bruce Braley and is also stomping on the “war on women” meme that the left has used to some effect.
  • Will the Anti GM Crowd Stop Life and Sight Saving Super Bananas?
    A new species of genetically modified bananas are going to human trials soon, according to Hot Air. If they pass muster and if the anti-GMO crowd doesn’t stop it, they could be saving lives in sub-Saharan African by 2020.
  • Special Forces Headed Back to Iraq
    Shortly after President Obama promised that there would be no boots on the ground sent to Iraq to counter the offensive being conducted by the terrorist army known as ISIS, he announced that he was sending 275 special forces to that country.
  • Now Carbon Nanotubes Can Be Used to Extract Water from Thin Air
    According to Dvice, some researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas have developed a bit of technology that literally extracts water out of thin air. It can be described as something from out of the Frank Herbert novel “Dune.”
  • How Hillary Clinton Got a Child Rapist Off on a Technicality
    A 40 year old case that young Hillary Clinton was involved in, concerning the rape of a 12 year old girl, has risen up to threaten the presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton. It shows a different portrait of a woman who claims to be a child advocate.
  • The World Reacts Differently to the Kidnapping of Israeli Boys
    Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Shaar have been missing since early Friday. According to CNN, Israeli security forces have been bending every effort to find the boys, detaining 150 Palestinians in the process.
  • Public Faults Obama for Following the Foreign Policy the Public Wants
    The Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone has an interesting insight. The American public is holding two contradictory beliefs about world affairs. This illustrates the folly of having a poll driven foreign policy.
  • Time for Potential Presidential Candidates to Start Talking About Space Exploration
    In the wake of the National Research Council report on the future of space exploration, that roundly condemned the current approach and suggested a “pathway” strategy with more generous NASA funding, the New York Times noted:
  • The Rise of Kurdistan?
    As chaos descends over Iraq, with Sunni and Shia prepared to fight each other to the death, attention is focused on the Kurds, the long suffering but increasingly powerful ethnic minority group in the Middle East.
  • Hillary Clinton Falls to Earth
    Hillary Clinton’s one claim to the presidency in 2014, just as it was in 2007, was that she is “inevitable.” It turned out to be untrue then and, as the Weekly Standard points out, it looks like it is untrue now.
  • It Looks like Romney was Right About the Middle East Too
    If one wants to know what a president who actually knows something about foreign policy would be like, one has only to turn to Mitt Romney, the man who should be president. He was right on Russia and now it turns out he was right on the Middle East.
  • NBC News Paid Chelsea Clinton $26,724 a Minute for Fluff Pieces
    Lots of eyebrows were raised, according to Business Insider, when it was revealed that Chelsea Clinton, the once and possibly future first daughter, received $600,000 for going fluff pieces for NBC News.
  • The IRS's Mysteriously Disappearing Lois Lerner Emails
    It is a sign of desperation at the IRS that it has used the “dog ate my homework” excuse to avoid handing over two years Lois Lerner’s emails. It says that the computer crashed and the emails are gone forever. Sorry about that.
  • J.K. Rowling Comes Out Against Scottish Independence
    Most people do not know on the American side of the pond that Scotland is getting the opportunity to become its own independent nation for the first time in centuries thanks to an upcoming referendum.
  • Hillary Clinton Stumbles on Same Sex Marriage Issue
    Back in the now golden age of the Clinton administration, then President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act which prohibited same sex marriage on the federal level. About 20 years later that is proving to be aggravating to Hillary Clinton.
  • Obama Dithers While Iraq Burns
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has intervened in the Iraq civil war, fighting alongside what remains of the Iraqi Army to attempt to push back ISIS, the Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group that threatens to overrun the country.
  • Left to Try to Play the Ayn Rand Card Against Dave Brat
    Dave Brat, the economics professor who toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, runs a program to bring the ideas of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand to the classroom. He is not, he says, a Randian but has been influenced by her works.
  • Rand Paul Risks All in Immigration Push
    With Eric Cantor’s defeat and the flood of child illegal aliens pouring across the border, Sen. Rand Paul seems to have demonstrated exquisitely bad timing in coming out for immigration reform.
  • President Obama Presides Over Disaster in Iraq
    Six years after the surge initiated by President George W. Bush it looks like his successor, President Barack Obama, is about to lose the war in Iraq. Al Qaeda linked terrorists have overrun northern Iraq and are marching on Baghdad.
  • 'Suspended Animation' Technique to Be Tried to Save the Lives of Trauma Victims
    Suspended animation has been the subject of science fiction for decades. Now, according to Business Insider, some researchers at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are preparing to put the process to a practical test.
  • George Will in Trouble Over Sexual Assault Column
    George Will, the venerable columnist and TV personality, has touched off a firestorm due to a column in which he suggested that an alleged epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses is being overblown for political reasons.
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt Caused by Geothermal Heat, Not Global Warming
    One of the phenomenon that supporters of global warming theory point to in support of their contention that human made carbon dioxide pollution is warming the planet is the melting of Antarctic ice. However some doubt has been cast on that explanation.
  • Dave Brat Humbles Eric Cantor into the Dust
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican, was defeated in the primary by David Brat, an upstart, underfunded economics professor. That the corridors of power in Washington have been shaken to their core is a mighty understatement.
  • The IRS May Have Violated Federal Tax Law
    An indication as to the possible reason former IRS official Lois Lerner took the fifth cropped up at the National Review, which reported that the tax agency turned over records on certain groups who were proving meddlesome to the Obama administration.
  • Hillary Clinton Boasts of Being 'Not Only Dead Broke, but Deep in Debt'
    As part of her book tour, the once and possibly future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and attempted to identify herself with tens of millions of Americans who are struggling financially.
  • Texas Gubenatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Caught Playing the Race Card
    Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who won fame for a filibuster against an abortion bill in the Texas legislature and who is now running for governor, was caught playing the race card against Republicans recently.
  • Can Obama's Presidency Be Saved?
    Walter Russell Meade suggests that President Obama, having won reelection, has started to lose his grip with astonishing swiftness. Rhodes Cook wonders can he ever be popular again? The answer to the last is probably not.
  • Hillary Clinton, Born Again Friend of Israel
    According to The Weekly Standard, Hillary Clinton is taking pains to distance herself from the foreign policy that she helped to develop and vigorously defended during her term as Obama’s secretary of state in her new memoirs.
  • 'Veep' Ends Season Three with a Twist and Possible Name Change
    The wonderful politics as funhouse farce HBO show “Veep” ended its third season with a twist that is likely going to have to cause it to have to change its name when it bows for season four.
  • Is Barack Obama Sane and Does it Matter?
    A Fox News contributor who is also a psychologist has suggested that the president of the United States is not entirely sane. While it is dangerous to do this kind of analysis from afar, it is not uncommon where world leaders are concerned.
  • Colorado Experiences the Brave New World of Pot Laden 'Magic Candy'
    One of the more interesting consequences of legal pot in Colorado is a kind of wild west, unregulated market for cannabis laden confections, what used to be called “magic brownies,” available for residents a high seeking tourists alike.
  • Hillary Clinton Claims She Refused Obama Demand She Attack Sarah Palin
    Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoirs likely contain all sorts of interesting tidbits as well as hints of how she might proceed in a run for president in 2016. One such concerns the most powerful female politician on the planet.
  • Does Obama Find the Work of Being President to Be Beneath Him?
    Matthew Continetti has a theory that Barack Obama has already given up on being president. To be sure he likes the perks of being in the Oval Office. But he has discovered that wielding the power of the presidency is just too hard.
  • What 'Edge of Tomorrow' Gets Wrong About a 21st Century D Day
    “Edge of Tomorrow,” the science fiction actioner starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, is enjoyable on many levels. On the other hand it gets the notion of reenacting the D Day invasion for the 21st Century all wrong.
  • White House PSA States that You Can Prevent Sexual Assault by Not Doing It
    While going to the movies recently, my wife and myself saw this PSA that was apparently put together by the White House. The message was to men was that they can prevent sexual assault by – well --- not committing it.
  • MIT Invents Extra Arms on a Backpack
    Everyone has heard the expression “I’ve only got two hands!” Indeed most people have probably used that expression from time to time. But thanks to MIT, that expression is likely to be changed to “I’ve only got four hands!”
  • What If D Day Had Failed?
    The D Day invasion of Normandy is likely the most well-known battle in the history of the world. It was a near run thing, something that Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower certainly recognized.
  • Poll Suggests Obama Less Competent Than Clinton and Bush
    One of the more remarkable aspects of the Obama presidency is how much he has rehabilitated the reputations of his predecessors. A recent Fox Poll shows that people regard Obama as less competent than both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
  • Obama Official Calls Bergdahl's Fellow Soldiers 'Psychopaths'
    One of the unsettling aspects, from the administration’s point of view, of the Bergdahl affair has been the number of his brother soldiers who have expressed disappointment in his desertion.
  • NASA Engineer's Idea of 3D Printed Space Colonists Outside the Box
    NASA engineer Adam Seltzner has an outside the box idea where it concerns colonizing space. Instead of sending people to planets orbiting other suns, send human genomes and raw material and then 3D print them on the new world.
  • NASA Pretends that the NRC Report that Condemns Its Space Exploration Program Validates it Instead
    The National Research Council has issued its long awaited report on the future of space exploration. It largely condemned NASA’s approach to the problem and suggested alternatives. The space agency’s response was breathtaking to say the least.
  • Obamacare Plagued with 'Data Discrepancies'
    Just because the VA health care scandal and the Bergdahl affair are now dominating the news does not mean that Obamacare is now running like a Swiss watch. It seems that data discrepancies has jeopardized coverage for 2 million people.
  • Should President Obama Be Impeached Over the Bergdahl Affair?
    A United States senator has suggested that if President Obama uses dodgy tactics to free another terrorist from Guantanamo, he would face impeachment proceedings. The senator was not Ted Cruz, but rather the more moderate Lindsey Graham.
  • Two 12 Year Old Girls Try to Sacrifice Their Friend to 'Slenderman'
    Two 12 year old girls living in an apartment complex in Waukesha, Wisconsin lured another 12 year old girl into some nearby woods and then stabbed her 19 times, nearly to death in order to appease a fictional character named Slenderman.
  • On Bergdahl, Obama Administration Sends Susan Rice to Lie Again
    Byron York wonders in print what exactly is wrong with the Obama administration in sending out Susan Rice once again to lie, this time about the liberation of Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban terrorists.
  • Tea Party Shows Strength in Mississippi, Iowa Contests
    Two Republican primary contests, one in Mississippi and the other in Iowa, provided some indication that in the establishment wing vs. the tea party wing, the latter still has quite a bit of fight left, despite whet pundits have previously concluded.
  • On Bergdahl What Did Hillary Clinton Know and when Did She Know It?
    On the Bergdahl scandal, Hot Air is raising the question of what did Hillary Clinton know and when did she know it. It may be a bit of a stretch, considering that she has been out of the government for over a year.On the Bergdahl scandal, Hot Air is raisi
  • EPA Anti-Coal Rules to Benefit Natural Gas Fracking
    Obama’s new EPA rules designed to lower carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 may have an unintended consequence of benefiting the natural gas industry, which will in turn lead to more hydraulic fracking, giving environmentalists more fits.
  • The Bergdahl Homecoming Blows Up in Obama's Face
    The good news for the Obama administration is that the liberation of Sgt, Bowe Bergdahl has consigned the VA health care scandal to the back pages. The bad news is that the Begdahl story is shaping up to be an episode from “Homeland.”
  • Are You Ready for 'The Hunger Games' the Theme Park?
    The Hunger Games franchise has proven to be so successful at the box office that Lionsgate, which is producing the movies, has decided to move on creating “The Hunger Games: The Theme Park.”
  • Another Argument for a Return to the Moon
    Collin Skocik provides an argument why American space efforts should be directed toward a return to the moon, something that has been officially eschewed by presidential directive. First he presents the argument against going directly to Mars.
  • It Looks like Polar Bears Are Not Endangered by Global Warming After All
    One of the many aspects of the global warming canard has been the supposition that as the polar ice caps continue to melt, the population of polar bears have become endangered. Now that turns out to be not strictly true, according to Powerline.
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