A look back at throwbacks

Missed the bus: Volkswagen will end production of its iconic bus in Brazil, the last assembly line for a vehicle that was launched 63 years ago. The breakdown-prone bus was best known in America as the preferred ride of surfers and hippies.

To mark the occasion, owners of VW buses will parade their vans along N. 45th Street in Wallingford, where the vehicles will break down in front of Dick’s Drive-in. Drivers will either begin repairs or thumb a ride home.

Wonder what’s inside: Just as Twinkies returned after the end of Hostess Brands, loaves of Wonder Bread were back on store shelves Monday.

The news was celebrated by parents with school-age children and oil spill recovery crews looking for a cheap source of floating containment booms.

Last one down’s a rotten egg: Budget carrier Allegiant Air canceled 12 flights Monday while it continues its check and replacement of emergency slides on its MD-80 jets.

Allegiant said it would not cut corners where safety is concerned and would replace any defective slides with only the best quality Slip ‘N Slides from Wham-O.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 25

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Daydream is over; GOP must work with Democrats on ACA fix

Editorial: The Senate should end its latest ACA repeal effort and continue bipartisan talks.

Simoneaux: Job-hunting advice from one who’s done hunting

Past a certain age — say 50 — you’ll need to keep your wits and your humor at the ready.

Saunders: Ask around; you’ll hear praise for Trump on N. Korea

The leader of the nation most vulnerable to Kim’s aggression said he liked Trump’s speech.

Milbank: If he isn’t making us ill, Trump is making some crazy

A new paper discusses the Trump era and what mental health professionals are observing in patients.

Corporate tax reform won’t trickle down to workers

I see Congress is going to tackle tax reform, including cuts to… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Kelly’s knowledge needed on council

Recently the Herald chose to give a great deal of attention to… Continue reading

Men on our currency didn’t fight to preserve slavery

In response to the Sept. 4 letter to the editor concerning the… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 24

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Most Read