Late, Late Night FDL: Dream On

By: Monday December 23, 2013 10:00 pm

Aerosmith – Dream On

There’s a battle of the bands brewing in the Bay State…


Pull Up a Chair: Let’s Talk About Cars

By: Saturday April 7, 2012 5:00 am

Would you care to share what your first car was?

Romney Can’t Help Accidently Reminding People He’s Super Rich

By: Friday February 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Mitt Romney is extremely rich. In itself that is not necessarily a political problem. Americans vote for rich politicians all the time and rarely begrudge “honest” success stories. What is a problem for Romney is that it is starting to seem as if he has been so incredibly rich for so long he can’t appreciate that other people are not rich.

Driven to Destruction – The End of The Interstate Age

By: Saturday April 24, 2010 6:00 pm

When I was a child, I became fascinated by the Interstate Highway System. On family trips, I would sit in the backseat with my Rand McNally road atlas, carefully charting the passage of each town, exit, and rest stop. At home, I would spend hours pouring over the maps of all 50 states, memorizing the numbering system and dreaming of one day travelling on each and every Interstate across the country.

Chocolate, Whiskey and More at the Union Store

By: Thursday September 10, 2009 1:31 pm

This week, the UAW published a list of 2010 union-made cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles. It’s also Union Label Week, which we hold annually to highlight howunion-made goods are high in quality and help support middle-class communities. These two events reminded me: Making a case for Buy American means we in the union movement need to do our job and show U.S. consumers how and where to buy American, and buy union.

Or at least we can try. I’ve seen an awful lot of brand-new BMWs, Mercedes and Lexus brands of all types driving around here in Washington, D.C., recently. Something tells me my money helped purchase those vehicles—no doubt some of the drivers are beneficiaries of taxpayer-bailed out financial institutions.

Still, not everyone is laughing all the way to making high-end purchases of foreign-made goods with U.S. taxpayer dollars. And for those who still have a conscious that can be appealed to, this list is for you.

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