The Debates Were a Mess—but Big Progressive Ideas Were on Stage

A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against “Make America Great Again.” Amid the Democratic primary debate spin out there, one thing that seems agreed on is this: It was a mess. Putting 10 candidates on a stage and giving them 60 seconds to answer questions about public policy isn’t that informative. Who knew? But maybe information wasn’t the point. Given the size of the field—24 as of this writing, including four who had neither the money nor the polling to earn an invite…

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Goodbye, ‘Love Bug’: the Volkswagen Beetle is going extinct

The last of the design classic rolls off production lines. There aren’t many things beloved both by hippies and Nazis. A self-important belief in the righteousness of one’s cause, perhaps? The other would be the Volkswagen Beetle. The original “people’s wagon” – designed by Ferdinand Porsche in the 1930s on the orders of Adolf Hitler – survived its associations with the Third Reich in the years after World War II to become a counterculture classic. United States production of Porsche’s original design finished in the 1970s. By the time manufacture…

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