Sep 29, 2011

Ban this intolerable stock phrase

I hate the phrase “restore the public’s trust.” It is too much over-cooked gobbledygook and I’d rather eat nails than hear it one more time. Lamenting the threat to, or decline in, the public’s trust in politics is one of those stock phrases that ...

Feb 29, 2008

Inauspicious success in space

On Feb. 20 the United States destroyed an out-of-control intelligence satellite with a three-stage missile fired from an Aegis cruiser in the Pacific Ocean. For the first time, the U.S. has used a missile from its missile-defense system to destroy a satellite. In January ...