In the first half, analyst of geopolitics and foreign policy Craig B. Hulet commented on the election cycle, current events, and the geopolitical landscape. Midweek Open Lines followed in the second half.
A huge green blob of gas floating near a spiral galaxy has been imaged by the Hubble Telescope. The strange ghostly structure, thought to contain a star-birthing region, was first discovered by a Dutch schoolteacher in 2007. More at Space.com.