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Fact Checking Hi and Lois on those Golden Gas Pumping Days of Yore

When I opened the paper on October 18, Chance Brown’s Hi and Lois comic strip struck me soundly. Poor Hi, we’re meant to conclude. But are the circumstances related in the strip accurate? I did a bit of fact checking:

Correction 1: Gas hasn’t had a price of $3.99 per gallon in the United […]

Green Party Senate Candidacy Literally Killed Off By an SUV. What Can You Do?

This should be talked about more than it will be.

Maryland Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate Natasha Pettigrew was killed today. She wasn’t walking her talk: she was riding it, riding her bicycle as a means of transportation. She was hit and killed by a massive sport utility vehicle driven by someone who […]

Cash for Chunkers: 2010 Toyota Tundra V6 on the Dole

President Barack Obama, July 31 2009:

“Now, one of the steps we’ve taken to boost our economy is an initiative known as ‘Cash for Clunkers.’ Basically, this allows folks to trade in their older, less fuel-efficient cars for credits that go towards buying fewer, more — newer, more fuel-efficient cars. This gives consumers a break, […]