Why Space Tourism? Because It Operates Outside of NASA

These have been heady days for would-be space tourists, a self-funding cargo that spacecraft designer Burt Rutan once joked can be reproduced with unskilled labor around the house. Self-funding is the key term, a synonym for “not dependent on NASA.” Mr. Rutan was the...

My Old Truck Spoke Louder Than Words

My wife, Devin, and I chose as our wedding song “When You Say Nothing at All,” the country paean to nonverbal communication popularized by Keith Whitley in 1988. Only later did I appreciate how this song spoke to more than affairs of the heart. I was invited to a...

Congress Beats Up Charter Schools

Democrats in Washington say they want to reduce inequality. So why are they running a guerrilla campaign against charter schools that help so many children escape educational inequality? That’s the untold story at the House Appropriations Committee, where Democrats...