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The Genius of America

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are […]

Mars or Bust

Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” opened to the second-best October take in history, grabbing an estimated $55 million across the United States. International ticket sales will push the weekend total over $100 million[1]. Another space film, “Gravity” currently holds the top spot, but it benefited from its showing in over 46 IMAX theaters, a revenue stream […]


I recently took a trip back home to Washington, DC with my 5-year old son. I love that town, having grown up in its Northern Virginia shadow, and I’d like my children to come to know it as well. The city is one of the most beautiful in the world: a masterpiece of neo-classical architecture […]

The Next Ten Years – Part II

In the first part of this two-part article, I argued that the 2012 Election was a crucial crossroads for America. It would be the first election in the XXIst century in which the United States was neither exclusively focused on war nor dealing with a major global financial crisis. The Federal government would have sufficient freedom of […]

The Right Stuff

NASA’s Curiosity Rover successfully accomplished the most difficult feat in space flight to date[1]. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) was launched from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V 541 rocket on November 26, 2011. The spacecraft traveled 352 million miles over 36 weeks to reach the Red Planet. That was the easy part. Once it […]

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams


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