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

Emmett Till and Black Lives Matter Parallels: What's Missing

time.com — Sixty-one years ago, on Sept. 23, 1955, a Tallahatchie County, Miss., jury acquitted Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam despite a pile of damning evidence that the two had abducted, beaten and then shot Emmett Till. Till was a young Chicagoan scarcely a month past his 14th birthday who, they said, had violated a strict racial taboo by whistling at Bryant's wife.

James Cobb, 74 - Black Hills Pioneer: Obituaries

Things Are So Bad, It May Even Be Time to Listen to Historians

flagpole.com — In their "Open Letter to the American People," released recently, a group called "Historians Against Trump" declared that "the lessons of history compel us to speak out against [Donald] Trump." Their motives, they insisted, were not partisan in the least, but rather they were simply a collection of schools, teachers, public historians and graduate students united by their common conviction "that the candidacy of Donald J.

James B. Cobb, 74 - Black Hills Pioneer: Obituaries

bhpioneer.com — James B. Cobb, 74, of Belle Fourche, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at his home. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel of Spearfish.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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Sep 30, 2016

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Sep 30, 2016

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Sep 30, 2016

RT @JamilSmith: Mitch McConnell said @POTUS didn’t warn of the “potential consequences” of of the 9/11 lawsuit bill. HE VETOED IT. https://t.co/AI5camxOhz

Sep 30, 2016

RT @OrenKessler: Peres, 2014: "I stopped Netanyahu from bombing Iran" Journalist: "Can we report this?" Peres: "When I'm dead"…

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