We Chose to Go to the Moon: A Millennial Reflects on The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon!We choose to go to the Moon in …

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Nobody wins when a family fights itself

A house divided against itself cannot stand. - Abraham Lincoln A curious phenomenon has emerged in the immediate aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, which is that both sides of the political spectrum have finally agreed on something: They've agreed that the process was absolutely bruising and may have left lasting wounds that will take a …

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Why the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday

That's my brother's hand on the actual Liberty Bell. My brother is blind and developmentally delayed. For him, "seeing" any famous landmark is meaningless. We were visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia one time right as they were closing down for the day. We were among the last people in line. My father asked the park …

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Inhumane, un-American, and unacceptable

Let me summarize the arguments we've heard defending the Trump administration practice of separating children from their families at the border: We’re not taking children away from their parents and putting them in cages. But if we are then it’s Obama’s fault. And if it’s a new policy it’s because the Democrats aren’t letting Republicans …

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