Mike Pompeo interrogating Sidney Blumenthal? Can I arrange for some kind of natural disaster to befall that particular room? Because I'd love to have a new congressman. » 4/01/15 5:52pm Today 5:52pm

America leads the world in her ability to create paperwork to send heavily-armed people to new places so they can come up with new ideas for more paperwork. There may be some casualties, true, but think of the defense journal articles! » 4/01/15 4:34pm Today 4:34pm

How long before Koch and Co. start shopping state laws barring municipal minimum wage hikes? The NRA is already arranging for states to pass similar bills against municipal gun laws. This seems like a natural extension. » 4/01/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

This sounds great, but I thought between Fortress America and Black Bag, these topics were fairly well-reported. Is this going to be a kind of more-serious combination of those two sub-blogs, or an effort to improve that reporting with a dedicated author and more resources? Or both? » 4/01/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

$100,000 may buy you a gold sex watch, but it apparently doesn't buy you the self-confidence to wear a sex watch with a dick on it. I suppose the watchmaker didn't want their customers to feel inadequate by comparison. » 4/01/15 2:56pm Today 2:56pm

I’d say I’ll believe it when I see it, but that’s not good enough for Fisker. I don’t even believe the Karma exists, and I’ve sat in one. » 4/01/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Admit it, if the Mustang had ended up actually looking like that bottom image, Jalopnik would love it. It’s basically an Americanized Volvo 780 Bertone, but with a V8 under the hood. » 4/01/15 12:16pm Today 12:16pm

On the one hand, I hate this on general principle. On the other hand, I think back to what someone in 1985 would say if we told them the future would feature soccer moms driving 300hp 4x4s with front ends that look like the Predator. Terror? Excitement? It ain't exactly jet packs, but it's a long way from this: » 4/01/15 11:39am Today 11:39am

The four primary Walton heirs saw their fortune increase by $20.9 billion between March 2014 and March 2015. For about half this money – $10.8 billion – the Waltons could give every one of Walmart's 1.3 million U.S. employees a $5/hour raise and still pocket $10 billion.

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The explanation is clear to anyone who uses more than 10% of their brain. These are artifacts from time travelers going back in time and changing history. Their meddling has ensured that Russian history, in particular, makes no sense. Obviously, therefore, time travel will be invented by the Americans as a weapon to… » 4/01/15 10:42am Today 10:42am

IIRC Sport Compact Car did a review ages ago on the best theoretical wheel size for an NB, and they ended up choosing 17s. They gave the biggest footprint without being too heavy or difficult to fit. They also found that the competitive difference between 15s, 16s and 17s was nearly imperceptible, so pick the size… » 4/01/15 1:28am Today 1:28am

I presume this is at the discretion of the owner. So if the kid owns the car, they’ll be able to switch these things off. If the parent owns the car, tough shit. This system makes absolute sense to everyone over the age of 20. » 4/01/15 1:08am Today 1:08am