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Dealing With Holiday Roadblocks

You can avoid being felt-up or scanned (for now) if you avoid flying, but that doesn't mean you're not subject to similarly random - and just as intimidating - random stops...

I Guess The Terrorists Like Us Now…

I guess the terrorists like us now. I mean, we were told after 9/11 that they attacked because they "hate us for our freedoms."  Remember that? Well, since we're not very free these days,...

Packing Heat in Your Car?

A few years ago I decided to get a concealed-carry permit so that (among other things) I can keep a loaded handgun with me in my car. Part of the application process...

Before There Was a TSA There Was MADD

A hallmark of a totalitarian (or at least, authoritarian) country is the legal impossibility of anonymous, unhassled travel. "Your papers, please" was synonymous - once upon a time - with countries like...

Get Rid of Mandatory Car Insurance?

A reader wrote in response to an article I did recently on the tyranny of mandatory insurance laws. He had been hit while on his motorcycle - and crippled for life...

Too Many Cars . . . Not Enough Market?

As we watch the slow-motion train wreck that is the dying U.S. automotive industry, it's easy to blame the economic situation for the debacle. And it's certainly a contributing factor. Or...

The Worst Thing You Can Say in Modern America…

I don't "support the troops." But of course it's not really  the troops  we're constantly pressured to express unconditional, unquestioning - even fawning - support for at nearly every turn. "The troops" really...

Five Stupid Traffic Laws

 Here are a few current laws that ought to be on the other end of a piece of payin' paper for a change: * No right on red - This is a form...

Department of Annoying Technology

This just in - from the Department of Annoying Technology: * Nissan "EcoPedal" - Imagine an accelerator that doesn't want you to (accelerate, that is) and you will understand the essence of...

I break the law everyday…

I have become a routine law-breaker. Today, for example, I passed three cars - even though it was a "double yellow" zone. I almost always drive 10-20 mph faster than the posted speed...
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