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Fast Cars We Can’t Use…

In the '70s, when cars were slow, you could drive fast and mostly get away with it. Yeah, you'd get a ticket if you got caught, but speeding was just that...

Coots on the Loose

Teen drivers have lately been in the crosshairs of ranting moms and rat-faced politicians looking for an easy issue to ride into office on. There's some legitimacy to it, admittedly. Teen...

Dem Ree-uhms

In the '80s, it was tinny electronic recordings advising you that "the door is ajar." In the '90s, it was auto-strangulating seatbelts that assaulted you as soon as you closed the door. But...

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...
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