Ex-NY Times auto editor, Detroit Free Press veteran, KU alum. I brake for Studebakers and like tailfins way too much.

Removing Ties to History of Slavery Is Harder Than You Think

Removing Ties to History of Slavery Is Harder Than You Think
time.com — Reflecting on recent calls for stripping the name of Robert E. Lee, a slave owner who went to war in slavery's defense, from Washington & Lee University, historian Emory Thomas has noted that the school's other namesake, George Washington, was also a slaveholder-and that this raises the awkward possibility that one of the country's most distinguished liberal arts institutions might be known one day simply as "&."

Hagerty Test Drive: 2016 Fiat 500X AWD - Traverse City Record-Eagle: Driver's Seat

Hagerty Test Drive: 2016 Fiat 500X AWD - Traverse City Record-Eagle: Driver's Seat
record-eagle.com — It was the public relations coup of the year: A five-day East Coast tour, televised minute by minute to a vast global audience, in three identical black Fiat 500Ls flying the Vatican flag. If your product could use a blessing, who better to do it than a man who is supposedly infallible?

The Sad Demise of the Commitment to Free Speech at America’s Universities

The Sad Demise of the Commitment to Free Speech at America’s Universities
historynewsnetwork.org — James C. Cobb is Spalding Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He is currently writing a book on C. Vann Woodward.

The New Rules of Car Buying

The New Rules of Car Buying
roadandtrack.com — A​ccording to market-research firm J.D.Power, more than a quarter of the 16 million new-car purchases in the U.S. last year were made by that tech-savvy group known as millennials at honest-to-goodness dealerships. How could that be, in an age of painless online shopping, when you can buy everything from shoes to mortgages via keystrokes?

Hagerty Test Drive: A roaring return for an Italian passion play - Driver's Seat - Traverse City Record-Eagle

Hagerty Test Drive: A roaring return for an Italian passion play - Driver's Seat - Traverse City Record-Eagle
record-eagle.com — If you like letting your car do the driving, or if you enjoy being coddled and comfortable, the Alfa 4C Spider is not for you. High strung and demanding, it is the opposite of an autonomous car. Absent from the U.S.

How It Changed the World

How It Changed the World
time.com — It was only eight days after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6 of 1965 that federal voting examiners speedily dispatched to Selma, Ala., proceeded in a single day to register 381 new black voters, more than had managed to register in Dallas County over the last 65 years.

Why Nikki Haley Finally Called for It to Come Down

Why Nikki Haley Finally Called for It to Come Down
zocalopublicsquare.org — The most striking aspect of the Bamberg, South Carolina, grade school class photo (circa 1980) is not the nine black youngsters scattered among the 23 white pupils. Bamberg schools had been integrated under a court order roughly a decade earlier.

BEHIND THE WHEEL/2002 Cadillac Escalade; A Mammoth Appetite And Creature Comforts

BEHIND THE WHEEL/2002 Cadillac Escalade; A Mammoth Appetite And Creature Comforts
nytimes.com — WHEN the six blind men of Indostan approached the elephant of the Hindu fable, their perceptions were colored by where they stood. Certainly, if you grasped the tail of the beast, you might think you held a rope; the ear could indeed be mistaken for a fan; and the trunk was very like a snake.

Mr. Mayor, Please Stop Calling San Antonio the 7th Largest City

therivardreport.com — I was born in San Antonio, I love this city and plan to spend the rest of my life here. I am also a huge fan of Mayor Julián Castro. His ambitions for San Antonio are large and he is making great progress. But his marketing of the city has one fatal flaw.

New This Week: 'Driven' Video Reviews by Tom Voelk

wheels.blogs.nytimes.com — In his Behind the Wheel review in this weekend's Automobiles section, Ezra Dyer notes that a spacious trunk has always been part of the appeal of the Chevy Impala, and cites the capacity of a previous generation of that sedan to swallow cases of Tylenol PM and K-Y jelly.
May 01, 2016

NC state treasurer, who controls $86.6B pension fund, to serve on boards of 2 public companies. newsobserver.com/news/business/…

May 01, 2016

In 40 years of deals, Trump "encountered a steady stream of mob-tainted offers that he apparently couldn’t refuse” themarshallproject.org/2016/04/27/tru…

May 01, 2016

Brief scuffle at #WHCD afterparty between @HuffingtonPost & @Fox@FoxNewsffers. At the US Institute of Peace. httpwashingtonpost.com/news/reliable-…

May 01, 2016

RT @NBCNews: U2 guitarist The Edge becomes first rock star to play the Sistine Chapel nbcnews.to/1VG4ieA @Lavanga reports https://t.copic.twitter.com/XTw0P2CQ3dXTw0P2CQ3d

May 01, 2016

RT @standupkid: Malia Obama delaying entry to Harvard until 2017 to give Dad time to raise necessary Tubmans to cover tuition.

May 01, 2016

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for the Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and antiwar activist nyti.ms/1NcKXir pic.twitter.com/Apyd7rofu1d7rofu1

May 01, 2016

And for the last 8 years, the professional comedian has had a tough act to follow. twitter.com/genznyt/status…

Apr 30, 2016

RT @DPRK_News: Annual "nerd prom" in U.S. capital Washington commences, as high officials purchase loyalty of press cheaply with alcohol and trinkets.

Apr 30, 2016

RT @FortuneMagazine: Over the almost 15 years Trump ran Trump Hotels, the company never made money and lost $1.7 billion trib.al/8uzp37zkabr


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