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The Never-Ending Crucifixion

If you thought it was over, think again. The government may have torn off its pound of flesh; now it's the lawyers' turn. Arguing that VW "embezzled from the environment" and "polluted...

Parenting for Profit

Cars are supposed to transport us - not parent us. The government disagrees, of course. That's not new. Uncle has been working hard to parent grown adults since at least the 1960s,...

Needless Escalation Over Registration “Violation”

The other day in Arlington, TX, armed government workers stopped an SUV over a trivial statutory violation - that is, a manufactured "offense" against the Authority of the state. The driver...

Sans Permis

Americans talk a lot about freedom but have less of it in many ways than people do in other countries. France, for instance. Over there, you can legally buy and drive a car...

The Bandit is Gone . . . And Not Just That

Burt Reynolds is gone and with him a different America. He was in his early 40s when Smokey and the Bandit appeared back in 1977 - at first, regionally. The flick was...

Tesla’s Death Dive

It is beginning. Actually, it's been happening for a long time - like a slowly metastasizing cancer. The afflicted can no longer hide the underlying disease. Tesla is dying. Elon is panicking - and...

The War on Teen Drivers

Did you know the average cost of car insurance for a 16-year-old is almost $3,000 annually? This assumes assuming no tickets, no accidents and a good scholastic record. Yes, they actually...

A Clover Encounter!

Yesterday, I encountered a Clover on the way home. I was driving on a backcountry road I often take because it's scenic and lightly used; you usually have the road to yourself....

Proletarianizing the Populace via “Mobility as a Service”

Toyota just announced it would be “investing” $500 million in Uber, the ride-sharing service, to further development of “autonomous” - that is, automated - vehicles and “mobility as a service.” The reason...

Why Aren’t Sedans Selling?

  Sedans aren’t selling well anymore - but it’s not really because buyers have lost interest. They have lost interest in undersized sedans - which are effectively the only sedans still available...
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