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Thoughts on Heaf Cayuh “reform”

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People talk pro and con about Obamacare but the philosophical question - the principle - at issue is: What's the legitimate role of government?  I believe its role should be preventing us from...

Clovers in the Snow

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It is snowing (and icing) here; very treacherous driving. So naturally, I went out! "Out" means downtown Roanoke - about 35 miles away. And it means going down (and back up) Bent...

Is it Ever OK to Speed?

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On any given road, at any given time, the posted speed limit might be too fast for current conditions - or unrealistically low. An interstate highway built in the 1950s for safe...

Things You Can’t Do in a Car Anymore

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Burnouts -  It is still possible to light up the tires, but there's more involved than just stomping on the gas pedal. First, you usually have to turn off the traction control -...

Missing Crappy Small Cars?

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Anyone else miss underpowered, stripped-down, fast-rusting, blown-into-the-next-lane-by-passing-semis Shitboxes? They don't make them anymore - not really. There are economy cars, of course. But these are of a different species, much evolved from their...

The Question…

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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...

Gas Tax Gouging

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Imagine a 40 percent tax on food - or some other essential. People would be out in the streets. Such a tax would be two things that Americans generally don't like - disproportionate...

The Virtue of the Turnout Lane

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Why can't all states have turnout lanes? Well, they can of course - but most don't. Somehow, the simple solution of providing extra room on the shoulder of a two-lane road to...

Bad Driving 101

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Living by a few basic rules of roadway etiquette can make all the difference between safe, courteous driving - and driving everyone else on the road crazy. Do your part to ease...

Seasonal Coverage? Nah… That’d Be Reasonable!

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Seasonal riding is a fact of life for many motorcyclists. Come fall - and cold weather - many riders hang up their leathers and park their bikes for the duration. It...
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