Deregulate Space

America’s foreign policy, unfortunately, seems to be governed by a latent utopianism. The last 17 years have shown the dangers inherent in a starry-eyed approach to the world. When it comes to space policy, however, the utopian policy consensus—as embodied in the Outer Space Treaty—has been on display for at least 50 years.

By | 2017-10-18T16:53:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Yes, Trump is Winning

Last week, I went to a dinner event at social club of which I am a member but rarely patronize. You will guess why when I tell you I ran into a friend of longstanding—someone I know well, but hadn’t seen in a couple of years—and she greeted me with the exclamation, “Here’s

By | 2017-10-16T10:48:20+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

America Must Innovate or Die

America is in decline. Since the end of the Cold War—thanks to the fecklessness of our political and business leaders—every single competitive advantage that the United States enjoyed has been methodically eroded by our competitors. In the economic realm, America’s elite convinced themselves it would be acceptable essentially to redistribute wealth and middle

By | 2017-10-07T17:10:13+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

European Elites Should be Mindful of the “Spirit of 1848”

In his fantastic history of Europe, “The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914,” Cambridge scholar Richard J. Evans argues: The pursuit of power permeated European society in the nineteenth century. States grasped for world power, governments reached out for imperial power, armies built up their military power, revolutionaries plotted to grab power, political parties

By | 2017-10-06T22:11:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

A Bigger Russian Threat: Disrupting U.S. Innovation

Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, is experienced at employing surrogates and agents of various stripes and talents to further its agendas. The most recent example was a “trending topic” story on Facebook about the Las Vegas shooting published by Sputnik, a news agency controlled by the Russian government; the item claimed,

By | 2017-10-05T15:14:44+00:00 October 5th, 2017|

Roy Moore Won by Speaking for the Middle Class—Just Like Trump

According to reports, President Trump went to bed “embarrassed and pissed” after learning that he had backed a loser in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary. One can hardly blame him. At the urging of Republican wise men (try not to giggle) the president threw all of his substantial influence behind Luther Strange: He tweeted

By | 2017-09-29T13:38:22+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

A $116 Billion Burden: The Economics of Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigrants and their children cost American taxpayers $135 billion annually—or $8,075 per alien per year, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) new 2017 report. The costs are partially offset by taxes collected from illegal aliens, which total $19 billion. Taken together, the net cost of illegal immigrants to American

By | 2017-09-29T13:05:47+00:00 September 29th, 2017|