Debates by Category: Autos

September 30, 2009

Stop Texting-Drivers—or Lose Highway Funds

The Senate should pass the ALERT Drivers Act of 2009 (known in long form as the “Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act”), which would require states to adopt penalties against people who text while driving—or forfeit 25% of highway financing. Pro or con?

August 26, 2009

GM Will Rise Again

Now that General Motors has emerged from bankruptcy, the carmaker will prosper and regain its former glory. Pro or con?

February 25, 2009

Americans Should Buy U.S. Cars, Period

The auto industry has a long history of providing sound jobs and contributing to economic prosperity in the U.S. Now it’s time for consumers to give back by choosing domestic cars instead of foreign ones. Pro or con?

December 8, 2008

Bail Out the Big Three

The U.S. government should save its ailing automobile giants: Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Pro or con?

March 27, 2008

Bye, Bye, Bugatti Veyron

No supercar is fabulous enough to justify forking over $1 million. Pro or con?

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June 6, 2007

Toyota, Take the Wheel

The Japanese manufacturer deserves its new status as the No. 1 automaker, because it produces better vehicles than Detroit does. Pro or con?

March 19, 2007

Hybrids Stuck in Neutral

Until hybrid prices come down, you’re better off buying a conventional auto. Pro or con?

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