Aircraft: good. Aircraft noise: bad. This dichotomy has split many populations right down the middle for half a century and is only intensifying as demands for access to the skies and to urban accommodation grow. Is there an answer?
When John F. Cooley began building the Cooley Air Ship in 1910, he intended it to be the largest airplane ever flown. Cooley was ahead of his time, of course, but it's hard to fault the man for dreaming big.
Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.
Whether you believe the F-35 should join the Air Force or that the project should be killed, we can all agree that nobody wants to see pilots killed because they're training on aircraft that aren't fit to fly.
President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.