A Congressional Space Earthquake

As I’ve been predicting for a few days, long-time space appropriations committee chair (and ranking member when his party was out of power) and corrupt representative Alan Mollohan is out.

So there is no doubt that there will be a new chair of that subcommittee next year. The only question now is, who? And what will it mean for space policy?

[Wednesday morning update]

Link is fixed now, sorry.

Albion’s Continued Fall

Mark Steyn, on the decline of democracy in the UK:

So much for those Yank-style televised leaders’ debates only a couple weeks back. Instead, Britain will end up with a leader who didn’t participate in the leaders’ debates, presiding over a coalition that wasn’t on the ballot, implementing a platform no party ran on, yet committed to transformative electoral reform for which there is no mandate.

But other than that, it’s a great plan, and system.

[Update a few minutes later]

Five reasons
a Labour/Liberal government will collapse.

[Update a few minutes later]

Looks like the deal has already fallen apart, and Cameron will be the next PM.

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