Private moon landing set next

Art depicting SpaceIL’s Beresheet Lander on moon.

The moon’s next visitor is different. SpaceIL’s Beresheet — Hebrew for “In the Beginning” — will become the first privately funded mission to launch from Earth and land on the moon, and the first spacecraft to propel itself over the lunar surface after landing by “hopping” on its rocket engine to a second landing spot.

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Jean Krikpatrick: How to win against China

Composite Wikimedia, Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Of all the foreign policy experts to represent the United States in world affairs, Jean Kirkpatrick made the most impact and literally changed the world.

Recently James Pinkerton writing for Breitbart.com notes, “This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s ‘Dictatorships and Double Standards,’ an essay that changed the world. Commentary magazine, which published all of its 9,800 words, calls it ‘The Classic Essay That Shaped Reagan’s Foreign Policy’—and few would argue.

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Heartbreaking report on school safety

Parkland students leaving school February 14, 2018

The official commission report on the Parkland school shooting tragedy begins with heartache, but its 458 pages outline student mental health and school safety procedures that every teacher and administrator should carefully consider.

The Sun Sentinel headlines findings as “calls for arming teachers, more school security spending”, but there is so much more substance in detail.     Continue reading

AG Hunter resolves CEC student debt

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced for-profit education company Career Education Corporation (CEC) will forgo collecting more than $2.2 million in student loan debt from 1,131 Oklahomans as part of a national settlement.

In total, the company will forgive over $493.6 million to 179,529 students from 48 states and the District of Columbia. The only two states not included in the settlement are California and New York.  Continue reading