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  • Car czar without a crown: Auto-pilot

     
    by Mark Silva So he's not a "car czar.'' Just Auto Otto. Or Truck Chuck. Whatever you want to call Ron Bloom, a key adviser to President Barack Obama's new automotive industry task force, he has a resume as big......
  • High-altitude U-turn ... What was that about?

     
    One of the things about people like me who habitually watch the skies is that we see things that we can't explain. It happened again on Sunday afternoon. And I was not alone.My wife and I were returning from a......
  • 'Sully:' Airlines risking safety with cuts

     
    by Mark Silva The "hero of the Hudson'' has suffered pay cuts and loss of a pension on his way to national acclaim, and now he has a warning for the nation: Chesley "Sully'' Sullenberger, who saved 154 other people......
  • Sen. Vitter goes plane crazy

     
    David, you did WHAT at the airport? by James Oliphant Can't get enough David Vitter stories? Good. Neither can we. You remember Vitter, the Louisiana senator who famously copped to be a client of the "D.C. Madam"--the escort service......
  • Pirates, hijackers and heroes: Mythical

     
    by Mark Silva Now Americans have another tale of defiance to rally around: The American crew of the Danish-owned container ship Alabama - like the Americans aboard United Airlines Flight 93: "Let's roll'' - who took their fate into their......
  • Bird-strikes, like torture-memos: Public

     
    by Mark Silva People ought to know about bird-strikes on airplanes. Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation, plans to put it all online this week, on Thursday or Friday, after the Federal Aviation Administration attempted to keep secret all the data......
  • Swine flu: Border closings won't work

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With the confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States growing and spreading to more states, the White House continues to face questions about closing the border with Mexico, where the flu has been......
  • Swine flu, FAA 'photo-ops' and panic

     
    by Mark Silva On panic and panic prevention: The White House could have a flu pandemic on its hands, with more than 150 dead in Mexico and 28 cases of the flu confirmed in New York City. So the Federal......
  • Piper alert: Obama relocated in caution

     
    by Mark Silva It happens every once in a while. A small airplane strays into the restricted air space over Washington, D.C., and the Capitol and White House lock down -- people evacuated from the halls of Congress on Capitol......
  • Bird-strikes (bats, reptiles, too): 82,000!

     
    by Mark Silva Talk about transparency. Talk about something else to worry about: More than 82,000 bird-strikes against airplaines -- well make that bird and bat and reptile strikes, actually -- have been reported since 1990 in the United States.......
  • Air Force One photo-stunt: Priceless

     
    by Mark Silva Two F-16s, each of the fighter jets aloft for 1.8 hours: $28,178. One three-hour flight for an Air Force VC-25 (the military appellation of the jumbo jet that serves as Air Force One when the president is......