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Detroit Three

A Kid from Car Country

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Moore

Once this grim place was the most alluring in America. The engine of the world was built here in Michigan. And it is hard to believe we are simply going to let it run out of gas.

The Hits Just Keep Coming

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We have been rudderless for some time, and it shows. The call to public service is now more urgent than at any time in our nation's history.

Will We Let Detroit Go and the Recession Deepen Out of Disgust Over Financial Bailout?

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

We have watched one bailout unfold, and we have not been impressed. We heeded the Wise Men, and now we feel violated. But how do we now hold failing auto companies to a higher standard?

What to Do With Detroit?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

"Governments around the world have always been proactive in growing and nurturing industries like the auto industry. In North America for the last couple of decades, we haven't done that."

Bail Out Detroit -- Right Now!

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

We could let Detroit fail and throw money at the many future-car startups that are currently out there, but that won't provide enough product to market to deliver the improvements we require.

Automaker Bailout -- Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

Frankly, I'm tired of all these big businesses putting their hands out and trying to scare us into giving them money by threatening us with an economic disaster.

Congress Scraps a Good Car with Bad Steering

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Treul

No one - this Michigan resident included - is out to defend recent management of Ford, GM and Chrysler as "efficient." It doesn't take an industry analyst to determine the status quo broken.

Planes, Pains And Automobiles

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dwayne Raymond

These overpaid, egomaniacal "players" should heed Romney's counsel and start playing sensibly, like honorable men. And their first ante in this new game should be their own prompt resignation.

Mitt Romney's Ye-Olde-Times Plan For Detroit

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Feldman

As a foray into the troubled waters of the biggest industry crisis of our time, Romney's plan epitomizes how Republicans think about the economy: by pretending we live in a Dickensian version of the Eisenhower era.

Detroit's Day of Reckoning (with Thanks to David Halberstam)

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This week's bailout hearing signaled what looks like the ultimate day of reckoning for this country's once-great and world-dominating car making industry. All Americans are tired of the excuses.

The Case for Bailing out the Big Three

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Ross

Apparently there is one thing that liberal and neo-con think-tanks can agree upon: Let Ford, General Motors, and Chrylser fail.

Should the Government Bail Out the Big Three U.S. Automakers? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huffington Post

Huffington Post contributors weigh in on whether Congress should bail out the Big Three Detroit automakers. Keep checking back as the debate continues.

The Tear-Down (Detroit Edition)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rev. Peter Laarman

The nation is said to be in need to some bottom-up economic stimulus. And now we're going to tear down what remains of the country's manufacturing core?

Chinese Want To Buy the Big 3 Automakers

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

All the Shock Doctrine fanatics cheering to drive the the Big 3 into bankruptcy "restructuring," like Mitt Romney, might want to think about the implications of this.

Five Mistakes by DC and Detroit Hurt Detroit Three's Survival Shances

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Sen. Reid's new bailout bill for the Detroit Three does not set additional fuel-economy requirements, nor does it establish a government oversight board. That's two strikes against getting our money's worth.

Give GM Real Help, Not Guilt-Driven Charity

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bart Motes

The government can use the bailout money to set up a new universal healthcare and pension plan, releasing the industry of this massive obligation and giving them the opportunity to be competitive and a strong force in the marketplace.

Objects in Mirror Seem More Relevant Than They Appear.

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aemilia Scott

What should Washington do when the Motor City begs for oil? The question, it seems, is not "to bail out or not to bail out." The question is how to bailout.

Seeing Our Future In The American Car

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Feldman

The car as the dominant form of transportation is here to stay in American life -- and here to stay for some time to come. The American cars of the past, however, will not be a part of our future.

Just in: Dems, White House Agree on Detroit Three Bailout

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Almost shockingly, I agree with Alabama Sen. Shelby for his warning that this $15 billion is just the "down payment" on the amounts of cash Detroit really needs, and they may all fail, anyway.

2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas -- Last Gasp for High-Performance Cars? SEMA photo album now available, too

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Many of the people and companies we saw at SEMA last week may very well be out of a job or out of business by next year's show.

Auto Industry Drops 32%; GM Plummets Over 45%

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama has consistently shown his support for an American car-making industry, a modern and green industry able to build the kinds of cars and trucks people will want to buy.

October car/truck sales reports - Fuel for Obama campaign

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Parker

This Monday, the new car and truck sales reports for the month of October will be announced, and are expected to be the worst in 25-or-more years. T...

GM/Chrysler merger: 200,000 unemployed, most Chrysler vehicles gone

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Yesterday we posted our analysis of the much-hyped GM/Chrysler merger, quoting sources which said as many as 70,000 Americans would be thrown out of w...

GM/Chrysler Merger - 70,000 Idled

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It wasn't hard to predict the demise of the "Hemi hybrid," but the end came a lot faster than expected. They should have given them a full year of production before, literally, pulling the plug.

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.