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10 Cars That Were Massively Improved by a Redesign

The goal of redesigning a car is to make something better than what came before. That's fairly obvious. But in some cases, a simple generation-to-generation change can take an already decent car and make it truly great. Here are ten of our favorites.

What's going on in America? Trickle-down negativity and the demonizing of the rich

For more than a quarter of a century, I’ve made a living offering people financial advice and helping them manage their money. It’s a great and rewarding job … or at least it used to be.<p>Recently, something has changed. My clients are wealthy people – the one-percenters who’ve been raked over the …

Republican debate: Marco Rubio finds his fire

<b>Houston (CNN) —</b> Marco Rubio was on fire Thursday night.<p>For months, the Florida senator resisted taking on Republican front-runner and expert attack dog Donald Trump, much to the chagrin of the GOP establishment. That reluctance evaporated during the final GOP presidential debate before Super …

Government

Yankees’ legend can’t get enough of Cespedes’ cars

PORT ST. LUCIE — The best car he ever drove to work, Reggie Jackson recalled Wednesday, was a 1970 Chevelle LS6 SS454. He brought it to the A’s camp …

Can a socialist like Bernie Sanders actually win the White House?

At a campaign event in South Carolina earlier this week, Jeb Bush expressed his biggest concern about kids these days: They "are all into …

Report: New BMW 8-Series due in 2020

Tired of watching Mercedes-Benz launch hit after hit in the large, luxury coupe and convertible segment, BMW appears to be finally ready to enter the …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

13 Great Cars Nobody Bought

Just because an automaker builds a great car, it doesn't automatically mean people will buy it. And that's unfortunate.<p>Just because an automaker builds a great car, it doesn't automatically mean people will buy it. And that's unfortunate. We've brought together 13 great cars that didn't sell as …

Antonin Scalia and the judgment of history

Will originalism survive Justice<p>Antonin Scalia? Will he be remembered, asPresident Obamasuggested just hours after his death, as “one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court”? Initial comments have for the most part seconded the president's kind words: Scalia was …

Same-sex Marriage

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is a very fast, very angry kitty

Prices start at $126,945 for the hardtop, convertible demands $129,795.<p>Well, Jaguar has gone and done it. The British marque hit the perfect sweet spot with its newest F-Type, the range-topping SVR, landing squarely in a price/performance segment its butt-engined rivals from Stuttgart aren't …

I Took a Road Trip in a Supercar

When you take a Lamborghini Aventador SV on a 700-mile drive, you plan on a few things: the speed, the thrill, and the constant attention. But nobody mentioned the back pain.<p>For some reason, the digital clock in the gauge cluster reads September 20, 2000. Factory glitch. This is appropriate, …

First 2016 Ford Focus RS Sells for $550,000 at Auction

Proceeds benefit Type 1 Diabetes research.<p>The first 2016 Ford Focus RS sold for $550,000 during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction last week. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), “Improving lives. Curing Type 1 diabetes.”<p>Power for the …

ANALYST: Why GM's secret weapon is the Chevy Malibu

Much of the note is about US market share, which for 2016 looks as if it will be fairly stable.<p>However, Langan musters an interesting insight about General Motors' Chevrolet brand — and one of Chevy's newest cars.<p>It's the Malibu. Yes, that's right: the 2016 version of a four-door that has been in …

Real-Life Fast And Furious: Driving Sung Kang's ridiculously sexy Datsun 240Z

We Drove The Fugu Z And Now We Want To Build One For Ourselves<p>"If you pull the release lever and push the seat forward really hard, it should move a little bit," replied Sung Kang, one of the owners of the Z and the actor who played Han from the <i>Fast and Furious</i> films.<p>Unfortunately, I need more than …

State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and …

Foreign Policy

Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Deal Blow to Unions

A Supreme Court case argued Monday could significantly weaken government unions across the country. If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs …

Labor Law

Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are making the Supreme Court a campaign issue

The last presidential election in which the future of the Supreme Court was a major issue was, arguably, 1968. In that campaign, Nixon assailed the Warren Court and other courts for "weakening the peace forces as against the criminal forces"<p>More recently, as one scholar put it, judicial issues …

Government

5 Best Car Reveals Of The 2016 Detroit Auto Show

1 of 8|Lexus LC 500|Bold, bad and most importantly, being built. The LC 500 is another step towards the future image of Lexus as a genuine …

Elon Musk says Apple's electric car will 'expand the industry'

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO says Apple's ambitions are an 'open secret'<p>Elon Musk has always said that competition is good for the electric car industry, and that apparently holds true even when the rivalry is with a juggernaut like Apple. In an interview with BBC News, Musk said that efforts by the …

The Wingnut Plot to Rewrite the Constitution

Marco Rubio wants a Constitutional Convention. So do lefty pundits and right-wing talk-show hosts. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea.<p>In his quest to …

Government

ISIS commander killed in Iraqi airstrike

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during an Iraqi air force strike in the city of Barwana, just east of Haditha, the Iraqi military said Saturday.<p>Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi was a top ISIS military commander in western Iraq and eastern Syria, Iraq's …

Silently protesting Muslim woman ejected from Trump rally

<b>Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump's campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump's speech.<p>Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up Friday …

Donald Trump

Is Variable Twin Scroll Turbocharging the Answer to Future Turbos?

Here's how it works.<p>Turbocharging technology has come a long way, becoming more and more efficient with time. <i>Engineering Explained</i> goes in depth to explore a new type of turbo that BorgWarner showcased at SEMA.<p>While the tech for a variable twin scroll turbo has been in existence for ages, it's now …

Sobriety tests and the Constitution

With the approach of the holiday season — and holiday parties — drivers are rightly being warned that operating a car under the influence is not only dangerous but a violation of the law. But, as with any punishment, the legal consequences of drunk driving have to be squared with the …

Fourth Amendment

Massive tax package offers breaks for just about everyone

WASHINGTON (AP) — From finance companies and manufacturers to teachers and the working poor, there is a tax break for almost everyone in the massive …

Finance

5 takeaways from the GOP debate

This field is smaller than it looks.<p>The increasingly raw fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz provides the GOP race’s top subplot coming out of Tuesday night’s debate in Las Vegas – two skilled, 44-year-old senators scrapping to survive as the party’s not-Trump.<p>It’s the fight to watch on both …

Government

Rand Paul Didn't Win, But He Raised the Most Important Questions of the Debate

Namely,<p>if we're willing to start World War III to look "strong."<p>"It's time we punch Russia in the nose."<p>That was noted Republican moderate John Kasich.<p>Almost entirely by accident, and only because CNN gamed their own rules to allow Rand Paul into the main event, an actual foreign policy debate …

Middle East