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I’m writing this column on Sunday evening. After seeing the successful launch of the Space X rocket from a NASA facility in Florida and a successful docking with the International Space Station, I was hopeful for a moment. And hope is something we badly need.

Sadly, our media buried the story of the first private-enterprise-funded venture into space. It seems the only really important news centers on burning, looting, screaming, beating and the bewildering belief that illegally taking possession of the latest 4K Samsung 52-inch TV has something to do with racial inequality.

I’m old enough to r...


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