What's the most clever excuse you've ever used to get out of a traffic ticket? Have you faked being sick, or said that you were on your way to the hospital to see a dying relative, or insisted that your car was a victim of unintended acceleration? »
We at Jalopnik are huge fans of driving, but we think it should be only done when you're not under the influence of booze. You put your own life at risk when you do that, along with that of anyone else who might be on the road. In addition, the legal penalties suck massively when you get caught. »
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving a man tracked by the FBI without a warrant for a month with a GPS unit mounted on his car. Lower courts ruled against the feds, but there's one round left. »
Oh, Hoons of the dark side, the day you've feared is nigh! In a decision that really shocks no one, the Supreme Court overwhelmingly sided with the police who "do not have to call off pursuit of a fleeing motorist when they reasonably expect that other people could be hurt." So says Anton Scalia. And seven other top… »
So Wert's in the city that's large, red and delicious, and he's just told us he'll be on the usual station speaking about — huffing tailpipes. No wait, we kid — sort of. He'll be offering up his best punditification on CNBC at 7:30 on "On The Money." The topic? Tailpipe emissions and the recent Supreme Court decision.… »
This one's just breaking and we haven't read the entire decision yet from the Supreme Court, but here's the basics — cribbed from our friends at CNBC: »The answers to the three questions popped out today in magic eight-ball-like fashion: Ok, we kid on the last one. Actually they...
Tax incentives, and any economic development tool, are one of the messy things folks don't like to talk about much. Politicos love to talk about the results (jobs, jobs, jobs) from the various economic development tools but none of 'em want to really get into the nitty-gritty details on what these toolsets are (tax… »
Slate blogger Mickey Kaus meditated on China's recent currency revaluation, noting that with every 2% increase in the value of the yuan, it makes it 2% easier to buy floundering American brands and use them as venues for their own products. And who fits that bill right now better than General Motors? He also notes that … »