If there's any simple way to pretend the prequels never happened, it's by continuing the story of the original trilogy. Making new Star Wars ought to be easy; the story is entirely tropes and archetypes, honed for maximum blockbuster potential. All they need is someone on hand to turn Lucas's story ideas into… » 10/01/14 9:07pm Yesterday 9:07pm

He's a journalist of medium talent who found a niche as "middle-aged angry guy" and exploited it to the fullest. He's like Colbert, minus the humor, irony, or respect for his audience's intelligence. He knows what he's doing, both when he embraces Stewart/Colbert and when he turns on them. » 10/01/14 10:56am Yesterday 10:56am

It really is strange. As far as I can tell, Obama never gets criticized for anything, especially regarding the conduct of the war on terror. The cult of personality he's cultivated stifles all dissent and leaves lonely truth seekers shouting into the wind. It's like the Beijing press, but worse. » 10/01/14 9:44am Yesterday 9:44am

Yes, it contributed to their injuries. That doesn't make what their driver did any more defensible, nor does it excuse their (and other companies') policies that push drivers to speed, drive drowsy, and endanger their fellow motorists. » 9/29/14 6:54pm Monday 6:54pm

Car enthusiasm is about passion. If your passion is driving, Jalopnik (and its various subblogs) has a place for you. If you passion is wrenching, the same is true. If you want (or need) a car that you can just turn on and drive, that's fine, if that's what lets you indulge your passion for cars. If your passion is… » 9/28/14 7:40pm Sunday 7:40pm

Speaking as a Carolina fan, good for him. Serves Jerry right for letting Marty Hurney run the team into the ground. The Panthers are hamstrung by salary issues; if they weren't, they might not make basic mistakes like letting Smith go. Now it's time to pay the piper. » 9/28/14 5:42pm Sunday 5:42pm

"So the signature the people put is in support to private weather services issuing their own weather alerts by means of their own website, phone application, or any other means they might use in-which the freedom to do this is protected by the U.S. Constitution so never forget that exists." » 9/24/14 4:02pm 9/24/14 4:02pm

You say that now, but wait until the Anti-Terror Army decides it's a better deal to just invade a small country and take it over. Now, we have to get the regular Army ready to liberate Burma (er, New Virginia.) Such a headache! » 9/24/14 3:04pm 9/24/14 3:04pm

For ISIS to thrive, they need an enemy. They need an enemy who is willing to fight them, but isn't willing to simply kill them all and salt the earth. The West is very useful for that sort of purpose. Worst case scenario, from their perspective, we succeed in breaking ISIS as a country, and its core of stateless… » 9/24/14 1:00pm 9/24/14 1:00pm