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The New Gov. Moonbeam?

Back in the 70s’s, Chicago news icon Mike Royko famously dubbed then-California Gov. Jerry Brown “Governor Moonbeam” for the brash young governor’s appeal to young progressive voters, or what Royko called “the moonbeam vote.” The nickname was only reinforced by Brown’s idea of California becoming the first state to launch its own satellite. Well, here all these years later the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an executive order to form the Mississippi National Guard Space Directorate, which would be a state-level part of President Donald Trump’s...uh... fanciful plan to create a Space Force as a new branch of the U.S. military. One can only wonder what fun the late Royko would have had with this one.