From the "In Case You Missed It" files ...
Our local watchdog columnist, Matt Reed, suggested that President Obama take a look at investing some of the stimulus package money into public works projects related to human space flight.
Here's what Matt wrote last week. Read it and weigh in yourself.
As news media coverage of Inauguration Day borders on celebration, now is a good time for a reminder it's not unpatriotic to criticize a president's policies.
One that looks like a loser for Brevard County: spending $400 million in stimulus money on NASA climate-change research, instead of on "shovel-ready" spaceflight projects that are struggling for cash and likely to lose thousands of jobs at Kennedy Space Center.
We do need climate research. But universities, foundations, corporations and even NASA already are hard at work on that. So it's unclear how more research will stimulate anything.
Meanwhile, Central Florida's economy definitely will suffer from the executive branch's poorly planned shift from shuttle operations to the Constellation moon-Mars program.
Mr. President: Why not save high-skilled jobs and speed development of new technology by spending that $400 million on spaceflight?
What do you think. Click comment below to weigh in.