Yes, Day Care Sucks

But Don't Expect Government to Fix It

I am the mother of a two-year-old. This means I spend a not-insignificant amount of time making small talk with other parents. These conversations are minefields—for many common parenting topics are also controversial: from sushi consumption during pregnancy to vaccinations and developmental milestones. One misplaced casual comment about how you’re pretty sure this whole peanut allergy thing is overblown can turn you into a playground pariah.

Luckily, there is one thing that everyone can agree on: Day care sucks. In most big cities, demand wildly outstrips supply. Waiting lists are comically …

Lost In Space

Should the U.S. Government Spend Billions On NASA?

Ever since Sputnik 1, millions of American kids have dreamed of becoming astronauts—while the U.S. has spent billions of dollars on sending shuttles, people, satellites, and more out into the …