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The Question…

The question isn't whether you're a liberal or conservative. Who can say what either of those labels means anymore? Like "Christian," a liberal (or a conservative) can be anything he wants to...

“Representation” … and “Consent”

Democracy is an incredibly successful long con. It works because of the illusion of consent. People actually believe they are "represented." And so, they accept impositions that would otherwise be intolerable, if imposed...

Why Punish People for “Speeding”?

Why should anyone be subject to punishment merely for driving "x" speed? Is it not of a piece with punishing someone for merely consuming alcohol? The justification usually given is that "speeding"...

Has Toyota Become the New GM?

I used to (and still do) bash GM for having adopted the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" strategy when it came to "safety" features and - far worse -...

What You Should Be Able to Say to a Cop… But Don’t Dare To

One word - no. It used to be a word that carried a lot of weight. Not just morally but also - and critically - legally. You could say no to...

One Thing Leads to Another

Kevin Bailey, 22, got into a fatal shootout with Solon, Ohio cops the other day. It all began over a minor traffic violation - failure to signal before changing lanes. Once...

Automotive Preps

If the S hits the F, will you look like ZZ Top a month afterward? Assuming you don't want to you won't have to - if you stocked up on razor...

Cashing Out

A moment came when Captain Smith knew the Titanic was doomed - and from that moment on, saving the ship was no longer important. Surviving the inevitable sinking was. This seems to be...

Why The Young Hate Cars

Well, maybe hate is too strong. But they sure seem not to like them very much. As evidenced by the fact that a record-high percentage haven't even got a driver's license -...

Cheap Gas… Big Problems

Some happy news: Gas is officially cheaper than it's ever been. In my area - southwest Virginia - it is about $1.59 per gallon as of Feb. 7. Of this, about 60 cents...
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