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John C. Wohlstetter
John C. Wohlstetter is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and the Gold Institute for International Strategy and author of Sleepwalking With the Bomb.
by | Aug 20, 2022

Recently TAS published my article, “Mach Miracles: The Joy of Commercial Supersonic Flight.” Therein I speculated as to when such service might return. A new announcement by Boom Supersonic, as reported by CNN, may advance the date for regular supersonic…

by | Jul 24, 2022

Let’s begin with a major boost the flying public received in 1976, albeit a privilege enjoyed by a tiny fraction of fortunate flyers: the first commercial regular service on an SST (supersonic transport). The Concorde was a joint venture of…

by | Jul 17, 2022

A recent newspaper article lamented the end of what it called the “Golden Age of Travel” having ended with the pandemic, airport, and train station chaos, and soaring costs: Just imagine a world in which, almost overnight, the transport system…

by | Jun 15, 2022

Put simply, the Left’s ultimate goal on guns is not merely making schools safe. Rather, it is the evisceration of the Second Amendment by subjecting gun rights to the proverbial “death of a thousand cuts.” As amending the federal Constitution…

by | Jun 14, 2022

After the 2018 Parkland massacre, I published the article “Mass Shootings: Lessons Since Columbine.” For those keeping score, we recently passed the 23rd anniversary of that April 20, 1999 horror show, which catapulted school safety into a top-echelon issue. Disturbing…

by | Mar 30, 2022

Recently, scholar Mark Galeotti published “Peace, Partition or Stalemate,” which assesses prospective scenarios for how the war started by Russian President Vladimir Putin might end. The peace outcome will almost certainly entail that Russia keep some of its gains in…

by | Mar 13, 2022

Recently, Yale Law School professor E. Donald Elliott, a first-rate lawyer and regulatory expert, wrote in TAS that a little-known provision in the 25th Amendment can be used to swiftly toss the sitting president and vice president, and replace them…

by | Jan 28, 2022

Start with a simple empirical proposition: It is rare that one has all the evidence at hand one would like to have when facing important decisions. This holds true for countless big personal choices — marriage, divorce, buying/selling a home,…

by | Dec 22, 2021

This October saw the Covid-delayed staging of one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions, the 18th Chopin Competition, originally to have been held in February and March of 2020. It honors anew Poland’s national composer, the nonpareil composer of…

by | Dec 13, 2021

Time to take a break during the holidays — impossible during last year’s kerfuffle after the 2020 election — and hence the delay in publishing this piece on a legend who left us on Halloween 2020; and quite a bio he…

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