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A good moonwalk spoiled

It occurred to me, watching a hilarious bit on the Daily Show last night, that what spoiled manned moon exploration for the generations after Apollo 11 wasn’t the dissenters, but Alan Shepard. For serious: I can’t think of a better way to trivialize a giant leap for mankind than turning the final frontier into a […]

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About that tower

Dave Greising makes some solid points in his column Friday, about the renaming of the Sears Tower.True enough, the Sears Tower was never iconic in quite the same way the John Hancock is — at least not locally. (I’m going to guess that globally, a lot more people cared about the world’ tallest building than […]