Saturday, February 7, 2009
Ghosn's Revenge: According to Consumer Reports , the "Nissan Versa sedan's reliability is much below average." That always seemed shockingly bad for a small car from a major Japanese manufacturer. But the mystery is solved in the latest CR issue, which notes that the Versa is "based on a design from French carmaker Renault." Aha. Renault. Say no more. National stereotypes intact! ... 9:03 P.M.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
How Did the Royals Win Despite Bunting So Many Times? Bunting Is a Terrible Strategy.
Catacombs Where You Can Stroll Down Hallways Lined With Corpses
Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.