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The CAFE Catch-22

The pending (2016)  35.5 MPG CAFE requirements – which for the first time apply to trucks as well as passenger cars – are going to make it very difficult for any...

The Government Made Me a Litterbug

Uncle has turned me into a litterbug. I've chucked empty beer bottles out the window. I do not like doing this. I feel guilty about doing this. I never used to do this. So...

The VW “Fix” Just Got a Lot More Expensive

Better hide your diesel VW. Turns out that some of the "affected" models will require more than just a quick, easy (and free) software adjustment to placate Uncle. Actually, it is most of...

How the Tea Party Became the Republican Party

Remember two years ago? In the year preceding the election of Obama, there was a massive and genuinely grassroots movement against both entrenched wings of the federal crime syndicate (as Lew Rockwell...

And Now Cummins. . .

It takes a lot for a major car company or engine manufacturer to deliberately circumvent a regulatory fatwa. As policy. Not a "rogue engineer." The entire engineering department; the upstairs bosses... everyone...

Creative Resistance

About two years ago, I stopped renewing the registration for several of my bikes (I have five). Basically, all the ones that aren't antiques (which have one-time-fee "permanent" tags in my...

“Senile Citizen” checkpoints?

How come you never see "senile citizen" checkpoints? After all, elder drivers are the second-highest "at-risk" group of drivers after new/teenage drivers - according to accident stats. They are not uncommonly afflicted...

No More Yes Sirring

It is an act of civility to be respectful toward others - but it's an act of cringing servility to call a cop "sir." It degrades the speaker and it elevates...

The Truth About New Technology X

We reached the point of diminishing returns as regards vehicle emissions technology, probably 20 years ago. Maybe even 30. There was a huge reduction in smog-forming compounds as a result of...

Officer Safety . . .

If it is reasonable - justifiable - for a cop to base every interaction with a citizen on the presumption that the citizen might be a threat to his "safety," isn't...
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