by | Jul 20, 2019

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy boldly declared that the United States would send a man to the moon and safely bring him home before the end of that decade. Apollo 11 accomplished that mission in 1969. In the process, the names Neil Armstrong,…

by | Jul 20, 2019

Fifty years ago tonight, there were about 200 of us crowded around a small black and white television set at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. We were Air Force ROTC cadets attending the four-week summer camp between our junior and…

by | Jul 20, 2019

Tinsel Town is worried about American jingoism. In First Man, a 2018 movie about Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the moon, Hollywood has expurgated the planting of the American flag. That image, witnessed by about 15 percent…

by | Jul 19, 2019

Man ascended to the glorious heavens and sank to the murky depths 50 years ago this weekend. The juxtaposition serves as a metaphor for modern times, when our technology races to infinity and beyond as our behavior periodically knuckle-drags toward…

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