Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

       Wednesday                         May 6, 2015                      Afternoon Edition                       1,883,191  Unique Visitors                    431.3  Million Hits
     Oil Futures                                               WTI   $61.91      Brent                                                                  $69.03
     Gasoline                                                               $2.08       Baltic Dry Shipping Index                              580.00
      Natural Gas                                                         $2.77

       Dollar Index                                                        94.77

      Consumer Confidence                                     95.20
Letters to Ed


After a long week of listening to Conservative talk shows, it is nice to hear your thoughts of conviction. Your voice usually reels me back a little where I can actually function with next week chores. Thank you for your years of dedication, Ed. And of course, the Backside of American History is equal, if not better, in all aspects, to Paul Harvey's Show.



Thank you for your very interesting, articulate and insightful articles.

You have not only educated me on many historical facts, you have helped clarify many questions I have had and brought to light many thoughts I have had over the past decade or so. Let's just hope that somehow out of all the readers of your articles, there are a few that will make the bold move to bring jobs and prosperity back to our cities in an honest way.

Hi Ed,

I have been listening to you for a better part of 2 decades and have over time grown addicted to your news site, InsideAutomotive.

Your insights on Wheels, editorials and InsideAutomotive has done more to inform me and shift me politically then any person or event in my life. I feel I am a much better person and citizen. For that service I thank you.


I use the Backside of American History segments as assignments with my college students (Sociology and Criminal Justice) as critical thinking papers covering all aspects of who and what we are.
Many of the values you express on your program, fundamental fairness, equality, and respect for others are still necessary ideals for determining our future.


Columbia College Ft. Worth

By the way really like your program. I am 49 and always liked to listen to Paul Harvey. Your news stories, second hand news and history rank right there with him.
Sewell Collison CenterClick for DFW's Best Body Shops




North Dakota: Another Crude Oil Train Crash

NBC News

Chase: It's Deja Vu All Over Again

USA Today

Toyota, Tesla Face Off on Future Technologies

Globe and Mail

TX: Father-Son Split on Gay Discrimination

Seattle Times

NFL: Yeah, the Patriots Likely Cheated

Associated Press

Obama May Use Executive Order on Overtime

Fiscal Times

Patients Not Hurt When Hospitals Close

St. Louis Post Dispatch

People are Dead and Pam Geller is Pumped

Foreign Policy

DEA Can't Tell Senate About Detained Student

The Intercept

24,000 Injured on Treadmills in 2014


TX: Lawmakers, Lobbyists Filmed in Secret

Texas Tribune

Kansas GOP Issues Angry Response to Snub

Kansas City Star

Bloomberg on Bobby Jindal's Mess

The Advocate

California: Our Most Unequal State


China's Top Two Car Companies May Merge

International Business Times

Toronto Continues Lawsuit Against Uber

Toronto Star

Uber Ceases Operations in Kansas


TX: Senate Cuts Vets' Tuition Benefits

Houston Chronicle

FactCheck: Huckabee's Discredited Claims

USA Today

State Dept: No Progress on Ties with Cuba

Foreign Policy

Collision Over Police Body Camera Policies

USA Today

California Approves Emergency Water Rules

USA Today

Texas: Crane High School Chlamydia Outbreak

Houston Chronicle

The Beatles Did Not Spark Music Revolution

British Telegraph

ISIS: We Were Behind Garland Shooting

Associated Press

ISIS is Full of Crap About Garland Shooting

NBC News

45 Million Americans Have No Credit Score


Oil Prices Up, Right Before the Big Plunge


Indiana Jones Sequel Will Happen

Vanity Fair

Morgan Stanley Warns of $292M Lawsuit Loss

Business Insider

Iraq Sends Troops to Key Refinery in ISIS Battle

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Fracking Chemicals Found in Drinking Water


A Radical Look at Auto Safety


With People Dead, Geller Wants More Events

NBC News

Je Suis Pamela Geller?

Daily Beast

Tx. Student Sits Naked to Make Her Point

Texas Monthly

Marine Commander Picked to Head Joint Chiefs

Washington Post

Garland: Family Stunned by Simpson Role

NBC News

Denton Fracking Bill Headed to Abbott's Desk

Texas Tribune

Warren Buffett: The Ruthless Businessman

Business Insider

US Intel Scandal Puts Merkel in Tight Place

Der Spiegel

Uber to Apply for Toronto Taxi License

Toronto Star

Free Speech After Garland Incident


Feds Want to Question Armstrong's Girlfriend

USA Today

Garland: FBI Monitored Gunman Since 2006

British Guardian

Norris Warns of Obama Plot to Seize Texas

British Guardian

Ex-FBI Agent Charged CIA Headquarters

USA Today

The Audacity of Carson and Fiorina

The Atlantic

Stock Market in for a Nasty Correction


Oil's Bull Run Hides a Deep Disconnect


And the Millionaires' Favorite for President?

NBC News

Minimum Wages Around the World

Business Insider

Ben Carson: Use Oil Subsidies for Ethanol

The Hill

JetBlue to Offer Daily Flights from NYC to Cuba

Los Angeles Times

Capitol Hill's Uber Caucus

Center for Public Integrity

Record Number of Manufacturing Jobs Back


Even the Canadians Now Question Elon Musk

Financial Post

News Corp's Profits Fall 50%


Sex on the Beach and 15 Years in Prison?

Washington Post

Al Jazeera America Newsroom in Turmoil

New York Times

Perry Reverses Course on Import-Export Bank

Texas Tribune

TX: Rural Critics Try to Stop Bullet Train

Texas Tribune

Garland Gunman Was High School Heartthrob

NBC News

Using Selective Bible Passages to Condemn

News & Observer

GOP Wants $194Bn in Cuts to Gov't Employees

Washington Monthly

7,000 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean

RTE News

Senate GOP Passes Budget, Obamacare Repeal


US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba


General Motors Builds Vehicle #500 Million

Detroit News

Freddie Gray Officer's Long History of Issues

British Guardian

The Pseudoscience of Beauty Products

The Atlantic

France's Biggest Response to Charlie Hebdo Yet


American Dream: 40 Hour Workweek is Dead

Business Insider (Tu)

California is Failing in Water Conservation


IRS Issued $5.6bn in Faulty Education Credits

USA Today

OPEC: Speculators Helped Drive Down Oil Price


Netflix to FCC: Stop AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Business Insider

Huckabee Running for President Too


Huckabee's Love Affair with Big Government


Tx. Homeowners Don't Deserve the Blame


Death of American Dream as Big Bubble Pops


Pentagon Admits It's Killing Civilians Too

Daily Beast

The Fraud of War


Ben Carson's Unbelievable Ego

Washington Post

Dangerous, Divergent Paths of Main & Wall St.

Foreign Policy

China Replaces 3 Oil Company Heads

International Business Times

Self Fulfilling Prophet Drawing Competition

Foreign Policy

Will Perry's Judge Recuse Himself? (He Should)

Texas Tribune

45 Years Ago: The Kent State Massacre


LA Sues Wells Fargo Over Fraudulent Conduct

Los Angeles Times

The Simpsons Renewed for 2 More Years

Los Angeles Times

Places Where Americans Google the N-Word

City Lab

Tx. Legislature Votes to Decriminalize Pot

Houston Chronicle

Traditional Retirement a Thing of the Past

USA Today

The Corruption of Bipartisanship

The Atlantic

BBC Picks New Top Gear Hosts

Business Insider

Automotive Publications you will enjoy. During the Wheels broadcast you can listen online! Links to manufactureres websites all over the world. More sources for automotive news. Your guide to reliable dealers for your new vehicle purchase. Back to the Inside Automotive Homepage