This is something you don’t typically see in the editorial pages of the New York Times, viz., advocacy for reinstating US Air Force investigations of unidentified flying objects. Pope has a point; closed-mind policies are probably never a good idea. This is not to say that we have little green men coming to cut crop circles or probe guys in pickup trucks on rural highways. But if there are things in the air the identity of which we don’t know, maybe we should try to figure out what they are? I guess I’d rather see us fix health care and improve infrastructure first, but I am generally in favor of ridding ourselves of self-induced blind spots.