Time for a little…
The Falcon (Heavy) Has Landed!
Elon Musk Fires Car Into the Void, Kicking Off New Space Race
Washington Post – While Trump congratulates SpaceX for Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk says he looks forward to a new ‘space race’
CNN – NASA is keeping tabs on Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster
Haters, With No Vision, Gonna Hate. Perhaps We Should Have Remained Living in Caves.
The Guardian – We’ve trashed the oceans; now we are turning space into a junkyard for billionaires
But Wait, There’s More!
Ars Technica – SpaceX sent a nerdy Easter egg into space, but can anyone read it?
Single-Payer Health Insurance Still on California’s Table Despite Democrats’ Attempt to Crush It
Los Angeles Times – California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer healthcare system
The Pentagon Pivots Back to the Cold War. Get Ready For A Change In Warmaking Rhetoric.
Politico – New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China
Defense News – The Pentagon is planning for war with China and Russia — can it handle both?
NPR – U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia And China ‘Eroding,’ Pentagon Says
In Pursuit of the Aforementioned Repositioning
Business Insider – The US is considering sending heavily armed Marines to Asia to counter China
Defense News – Marine F-35 pilots to perform first-ever hover landings aboard amphibious ship
China Rolls Out J-20 Early
CNN – Chinese stealth fighters are combat-ready, Beijing says
Mattis’ Great Power Competition Cools Off
CNBC – Russia and China vie to beat the US in the trillion-dollar race to control the Arctic
The Palestinians Gain a Friend
Al Jazeera – Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state
Apparently We’re Not Finished Bombing Syrian Government Forces
Chicago Tribune – In what it calls self-defense, U.S. launches airstrikes on Syrian government troops; 100 dead
Israel Gets In On the Brawl in Syria
BBC – Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria
New York Times – Israel’s Clash With Iran and Syria: 5 Takeaways
$716 Billion Per Year, But Education and Health Care For U.S. Citizens Are Too Expensive
Al Jazeera – Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia
Democratic ‘#Resistance’ Eagerly Expands Trump’s Military Budget
The Hill – Congress just agreed to completely out of control Pentagon spending