Newt Gingrich has a bunch of weird ideas, but his “weirdest,” he says, was introducing a “Northwest Ordinance for Space” in Congress to provide a lunar colony a path to statehood.
“When they have 13,000 Americans living on the moon, they can petition to become a state,” Gingrich said to applause at a speech on Florida’s Space Coast.
Gingrich, a long-time proponent of spaceflight and public zoos, added, “By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.”
- The Trump administration wants to send immigrants caught at the southern US border to Mexico even if they're not from the country.
- Several states will keep enforcing bans against transgender discrimination in schools after Trump withdrew guidelines protecting students.
- Police arrested at least 10 people on Wednesday as they began clearing out protester camps at the Dakota Access Pipeline site.
- And people with disabilities are having their photos stolen and Facebook isn't helping them.