Ian Lindquist: ‘The Heroic Heart’ book review

Ian Lindquist: ‘The Heroic Heart’ book review

By Ian Lindquist Americans have always been fascinated by heroes, and skeptical of them. Using films as a guide to this fascination, we can see that in cowboy movies, it is often difficult to tell whether the cowboy is morally superior to the bad guy since the actions he commits for the sake of saving […]

Bob Garver: “The Good Dinosaur” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Good Dinosaur” movie review

By Bob Garver In reading reviews of Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” I’ve noticed a lot of critics making fun of the film’s title. Some are calling it “The Bad Dinosaur.” Most recognize that it deserves better and call it “The Mediocre Dinosaur” or something middling like that. I think that “The Good Dinosaur” is accurate […]

Are airlines padding flight times?

Are airlines padding flight times?

  About a decade ago, Joe Nolan, a semi-retired electrical engineer from Palm Desert, Calif., could expect to hop on a flight at Palm Springs International Airport and arrive in San Francisco 55 minutes later. Now the flight is usually scheduled for about 90 minutes. Nolan suspects that airlines are allotting more time for each […]

Eric Peters: How to embarrass a muscle car

Eric Peters: How to embarrass a muscle car

By Eric Peters The new Chevy Camaro has 335 hp and does zero to 60 in about five seconds flat. That’s with the V6. Which is the one to buy. Because it is affordable – $27,195 – vs. $36,300 for the V8 powered Camaro SS. Which isn’t. Either to buy – or to insure. Nor […]

Top nutritionists can’t agree on what is a vegetable

Top nutritionists can’t agree on what is a vegetable

By Hank Campbell / American Council on Science and Health Mediterranean, Low-fat, paleo – if modern diet advice sounds to you like a jumble of special interests competing to advance sales of their diet book rather than inform public health, you are not alone. No one takes diet advice any more seriously than they take […]

Climate scientists: Alarm over global warming ‘based on nonsense’ and ‘irrational at best’

Climate scientists: Alarm over global warming ‘based on nonsense’ and ‘irrational at best’

Personal Liberty News Desk Scientists from MIT and Princeton sharply criticized the political left’s appropriation of climate data recently, noting that emotional assumptions and moral judgments about “mostly beneficial” natural phenomena are “Orwellian” and “irrational.” At a climate summit in Austin, Texas this week, MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen questioned the politicization of climate data that, […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Buick Enclave new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Buick Enclave new car review

By Eric Peters GM still has two “near luxury” brands – Buick and GMC – which is double what other car companies have. They have the mass-market line (Toyota, for example) and then the luxury line (Lexus). Theres nothing in the middle. With GM, you can go incrementally up two steps from the mass-market brand […]

NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to International Space Station

NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to International Space Station

Southern Arizona News-Examiner NASA took a significant step last Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability […]

Motel 6 gets a chic makeover

Motel 6 gets a chic makeover

Southern Arizona News-Examiner Motel 6 has been leaving the “light on” for customers for a number of years. The chain is the largest owned and operated hotel chain in the economy segment of the North American hotel market and is known for its ultra-value brand. Now, the chain is embarking on a multi-million dollar marketing […]

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