Why Elon Musk Agrees with Trump's Space Policy
Elon Musk expresses some support for President Trump's new space plans.
Elon Musk and President Trump have had a complex relationship, with Musk serving on the President’s advisory councils until having to resign over the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Now that Trump is sending America back to the moon, Musk tweeted that he supports the policy shift, pointing out how “it is high time that humanity went beyond Earth” and that "we should have a moon base by now".
Earlier this week, on the 45 anniversary of the Apollo 17 lunar landing, President Trump directed NASA to send American astronauts back to the moon. Trump signed a policy directive that is short on details but seems to indicate establishing a lunar base, with the eventual goal of using it to go to Mars and “perhaps, someday, to many worlds beyond,” as the President said in his press conference.
Going to Mars, has of course been a key goal for Elon Musk, who has outlined a plethora of plans on how to accomplish just that by 2023.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
- The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
In most states, LGBTQ Americans have no legal protections against discrimination in the workplace.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also applies to gay and transgender people.
- The court, which currently has a probable conservative majority, will likely decide on the cases in 2020.
- Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws effectively extending the Civil Rights of 1964 to gay and transgender people.
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