Cars Articles

Fast Trains and Slow, Puny, Expensive Cars

1:31 PM, Nov 28, 2011

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes, “Here’s one good way to consider the vote in 2012: It’s about whether to re-elect President Lisa Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, which these days runs most the U.S. economy.”  The Journal observes that the Obama EPA has now decreed that “America’s fleet of passenger cars and light trucks will have to meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, a doubling of today’s average of about 27 mpg.”

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Don’t Know Nothin’ About History

4:21 PM, Aug 17, 2011

Yesterday I pointed to President Obama’s alarmingly statist “reasonable” view of his government’s handling of Chrysler and GM. But in focusing on Obama’s ideology, I missed the bigger story. To refresh, here’s what Obama said:

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Frankenbug for Sale!

A reader writes in.
12:23 PM, Aug 04, 2011

Of all the email I received from yesterday’s post on GM’s Chevy Volt sales numbers, hands down the best was from reader J. W.:

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Chevy Volt: Still Not Selling

7:08 AM, Aug 03, 2011

The July sales numbers are out and the Chevy Volt continues to electrify (get it?) the country. GM sold … 125 Volts last month!

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UAW Threatens to Brand Foreign Auto Plants 'Human Rights Violators'

11:15 AM, Jun 28, 2011

Contrary to what you're hearing out of Detroit, the auto manufacturing business in the U.S. isn't so bad. That's because foreign auto company plants, mostly in the South, are thriving. This is largely because such plants are free from the union albatross that hangs around the neck of the big three auto manufacturers.

As it stands now, the American workers in these foreign auto plants are extremely happy with their jobs, observes this Bloomberg report:

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Saudi Wahhabis vs. Women Who Want to Drive Cars

11:13 AM, May 25, 2011

Saudi authorities have arrested Manal al-Sherif, a courageous female subject of the kingdom who blogged about the demand made by her and others for the right of Saudi women to drive motor vehicles.

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The Daily Grind: Will Obama Do Something Already?

6:36 AM, Mar 16, 2011

Uh oh. Even the "No Labels" crowd has turned against public sector unions.

Thomas Sowell: Why doesn't the party of Lincoln court black voters?

House GOP attempting to defund NPR -- again.

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