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Detroit Auto Show's Best Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Automakers converged on Detroit this week for the annual North American International Auto Show, where they introduced their latest models and conce...

Green News Report - June 25, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Darryl Hannah arrested (no, not for public intoxication); Floor fight pending over climate change; Big Three automakers ignored their own consumer research ... The Supreme Court kills a lake.

After GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies -- What Now?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Despite the news about GM filing for bankruptcy, my state should not be the object of pity. We will not be victims: We intend to lead the country in a move from 20th century rust to 21st century green.

Can We Make "Buying American" Cool Again?

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles J. Brown

We need to acknowledge our share of the responsibility for having "abandoned Detroit." We need to understand that any effort to rebuild the American auto industry requires each of us to start buying American again.

Foreign Companies Will Soon Be Leading Carmakers In U.S.

usnews.com | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before long, you'll be more likely to get an American-made car by buying an import brand instead of a Ford, General Motors, or Chrysler vehicle. New d...

Michigan Will Lead the Green Industrial Revolution

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Some doubters on this website have advocated "pulling the plug on Detroit." Instead, I invite you to plug in to the power of American ingenuity and American transformation.

An Apology Regarding My Letterman Appearance and a Clarification on U.S. Autoworkers

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alec Baldwin

While on the David Letterman program, I joked that I might need a "mail-order bride" to achieve the goal of having more children in my life. I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such.

The Rise and Fall of Detroit

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alec Baldwin

There can be only one legitimate response to the auto crisis. Let energy conservation and fuel efficiency rule the day. Let the carmakers go under.

Economic Stimulus: Biodiesels as Giveaways Could Build Community, Consumer Awareness

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Tickell

How many biodiesels could we put on the road with the $15-30 billion the Big 3 Auto Monsters are going to receive? Let's tell Congress how many!

Ford Motor Will Win Car Wars

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Smart money is betting Ford Motor Co. among Detroit's Final Three even though it's declined to accept any bailouts from governments.. If so, it means that the industry will end up where it started: cheap and simple.

China's Electric Vehicle Plan: Win

nytimes.com | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To some extent, China is making a virtue of a liability. It is behind the United States, Japan and other countries when it comes to making gas-powered...

"We the People" to "King of the World": "You're Fired!"

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I write this letter to you in memory of the hundreds of thousands of workers over the past 25+ years who have been tossed into the trash heap by General Motors. Many saw their lives ruined for good.

The Lesson of GM

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What happened to GM is the poster child for what really created the economic crisis -- short time horizons.

Ditch the Automobile Altogether

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Lauria

Why not take those millions of dollars that create sophisticated commercial propaganda all day on television to induce us to buy a car and put it to work reducing greenhouse gases instead?

Nationalizing Chrysler

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

The "creative destruction" argument conveniently forgets that it wasn't the "free market" that created the American Way of life, but a working class that was paid well enough to consume.

Healthcare: Its Still the Economy Stupid!

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

The economic and healthcare crises exist together and must be addressed as one.

Consumer Reports: GM, Chrysler Least Reliable Cars, Ford Fares Better

usatoday.com | Chris Woodyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler and General Motors (GM) took the bottom two spots, respectively, in Consumer Reports magazine's new automaker for reliability, even as the pa...

Detroit Bailout Support Wanes, Reversal From December

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just one-fourth of Americans think the government should continue lending money to Detroit automakers, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, even ...

Drinking Good for Depression? The Possible Repeal of Religious Repression

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Following in the footsteps of Franklin Roosevelt, many states are now advocating an end to what many boozers and businessmen alike deem antiquated puritanical pap. The Christian Right is not amused.

Nationalizing Banks, AIG, Carmakers: The News And What It Means

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans (54%) favor a temporary government "takeover" of major U.S. banks, but a much l...

Unions Aren't To Blame For Automakers' Woes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

If the centralized, organized mouthpiece for labor is destroyed, then so is the only advocacy vehicle available to the nonunion worker.

Save the Jeep; Save the Nation

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Congress cannot let the Jeep die in bankruptcy. Congress must not fail the U.S. auto industry. Doing so would be abandoning the core of the American economy -- manufacturing.

We're in a "Repression": The Economics of Shame

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Rotondi

Perhaps we're better off thinking of our current state of economic ennui not as a recession or a depression, but as a "repression."

Automakers, Fearing for Their Lives, Are Going Green Fast

Hank Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hank Green

The more Ford, GM and Chrysler talk about their electric vehicles, the more they appear to be actually innovating, instead of stagnating.

Perfect Storm for Innovation Gathers in Washington

Neil Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Neil Young

Innovators should swarm like locusts on Washington in January, February and March to show the Car Czar how to make fuel-efficient cars.