It’s just a matter of lifting a lot of regulatory deadweight.
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In fact, VW sells a compact diesel model in Europe that is capable of close to that figure — but we don’t get it here, thanks to Uncle Sam.
The little vee-dub can’t pass the government’s safety standards.
As the opening to the “Six Million Dollar Man” put it, We have the technology. What we lack — or rather, what Detroit lacks — is the freedom to develop it and offer it for sale to the public.
If only the car companies were allowed to build what the market needs rather than what the government wants, the situation would fix itself, without massive government bailouts — or Clunker Cons.
GM CEO Fritz Henderson and the rest of Detroit’s honchos need to make this case before the public — instead of clapping like trained seals at Obama press conferences.
Who knows — they might actually sell some cars.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?