My mailbox is now an endless chute of garbage thanks to Austin’s Proposition 1, an Uber and Lyft-penned measure that deals with ride-hailing regulations. I’ve been called, emailed and texted. I’ve gotten spammy notifications on my phone and campaigners at my door. At what point does campaigning become harassment?
“The sharing economy is here!” we are frequently advised. “We must devise a new labor deal for a new century!” we are warned. So why is making a deal between Airbnb and unions so fucking hard?
Unapologetic bigot Phil Robertson delivered the invocation before tonight’s NASCAR race in Texas, and it didn’t disappoint—if you were looking forward to the duck call industrialist to pray for “A Jesus man” to be elected president in November.
Isn’t it amazing how the elections bring out the best in our culture? This unidentified man claims on Facebook that he was just trying to walk into a Walmart when he was attacked for wearing a Triumph shirt. Too close to “Trump” for some people, he said. I’ve been unable to find out whether it’s real or fake, but it’s…
Cindy McCain, the Stepford Wife-lookalike to John McCain, isn’t just a gearhead. She’s been drifting before you knew it existed.
The two staunch conservatives running multibillion dollar company Koch Industries are involved in creating an advocacy group tasked with taking down electric vehicles, The Huffington Post reports. Thought cars were your escape from 2016 politics? Ha.
America’s roads and bridges are in horrible shape. We could fix them up and provide lots of jobs in the process. But we won’t!
More than a few conservatives are quaking in their boots over the prospect of Hillary Clinton, in their mind the devil incarnate, becoming our next president. To prevent such a tragedy, one patriotic website invites to you, the American people, to help them sponsor an IndyCar dressed in anti-Hillary livery at this…
In an election year, it feels like almost everything you encounter becomes politicized. There’s a reason for that — everything you encounter becomes politicized. You’d think the idea of whether or not you’d trust a car-robot to drive you around would be apolitical, but the results say something else.
On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With the successful launch of the Orion capsule, NASA is finally poised to go further again. So it’s important to remember how we got to the Moon — and why we stopped going.
The political landscape is gearing up to be the most important it’s ever been, just like it does every four years - but for realsies this time. That’s why I think I should answer the most pressing question of the election season - if the presidential candidates were anthropomorphized automobiles, what would they be?
If Congress cannot approve a budget for 2016 by September 30, the end of this fiscal year, the US government will shut down. It’s a likely scenario since there are just a few more working days for lawmakers to come to an agreement and there’s no sign of that in sight. Here’s what you need to know about how a…
While local dealership ads tend to be pretty cheesy, they usually stay away from political controversy. This weekend, Donald Trump supporters took to social media demanding that an Los Angeles-area Nissan dealership face consequences after making commercial in which a Trump piñata is whacked to promote a sale.
Rick Perry is at it again, chasing his dreams of becoming the most powerful person and defacto leader of planet earth. This time around he’s armed with cool hipster glasses, a load of famous Navy SEALs and a C-130 Hercules campaign plane. Well, more like a campaign plane prop, as in one that won’t fly.
When Sally Ride died in 2012, her obituary noted a new fact that was widely picked up: that she was survived by her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy. The first American woman in space suddenly became a more complicated figure. Now Lynn Sherr, a journalist and friend of Ride, has created a brilliant and eye-opening biography.
Less than 24 hours after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven and injuring 50 more, House Republicans voted to approve a funding cut to Amtrak’s budget by about a fifth.
This might come as a shock: The FBI has a secret air force of sorts that’s recently been buzzing over Baltimore. Or maybe it’s not a shock at all. The FBI’s been using aircraft for decades. These new planes, however, use surveillance equipment designed for warfare and capable of tracking innocent citizens. That’s bad.