One of the hallmarks of the Trump era has been the adoption of traditionally leftist protest tactics by people who aren’t leftists.
Space entrepreneur Peter Bigelow, who’s working on hotels in space, wants the Trump Administration to sharply increase NASA spending. But although I’m all in favor of making America’s space program great again, I’m not so sure that pumping money into NASA is the way to do it.
In 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi looked at the billions of stars in our galaxy, the likelihood that many of them might have planets, some of which, statistically, would be capable of supporting life, some of which would, statistically, evolve intelligence.
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and sex. Meanwhile, over at The Week, Damon Linker asks plaintively, ”Why won't anyone admit that America is fighting five wars?” The short answer is that although the next president will inherit an ugly and dangerous world situation, it doesn’t serve the interests of any of the players to talk about it before the election.
“Someone somewhere should have told her no.” Those are the words of a Clinton ally quoted in a roundup of Democratic reactions to Hillary Clinton’s FBI news by congressional newspaper The Hill. And, despite the fact that they come from a Clinton supporter, albeit an angry and disappointed one, they may illustrate the best reason for choosing Donald Trump instead of Clinton.
President Lyndon Johnson, running for reelection in 1964 against Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, released perhaps the most famous political advertisement of all time.
"The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!: Glenn Reynolds" is from the September 01, 2016 Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Glenn Harlan Reynolds and narrated by Paige McKinney.
"Glenn Reynolds: Britain's Forgotten Voters — and Ours" is from the June 26, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Glenn Harlan Reynolds and narrated by Mark Ashby.
"Glenn Reynolds: Things Don't Have to Be Rotten" is from the June 24, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Glenn Reynolds and narrated by Paige McKinney .
"Glenn Reynolds: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?" is from the June 09, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Glenn Harlan Reynolds and narrated by Paige McKinney .
In this edition: "Instapundit" Glenn Reynolds on the decentralization of information and power; Robert Levy on the dubious legality of warrant-less wiretaps; Andrew Sullivan on the Bush administration's troubling ideology; Jerry Taylor on using technology to prevent an oil crisis; Michael Barone on making American elections more competitive; and featured contributor Stephen Davies on the history of liberty in Eurasia.