Volunteers help roll up a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.
We all know the phrase “buy American.” But in our global world the lines are increasingly fuzzy.
In the case of automobiles it’s hard to decipher what an American car actually is. Is it a car made by an American manufacturer like Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but including parts from Europe? What if it’s put together in Canada or Mexico?
Or what about a car assembled in the United States, but on behalf of a foreign company, like Honda, or Toyota, or Mercedes-Benz?
Comedian Tig Notaro would not have chosen the path that vaulted her to fame and notoriety. But she has certainly made the most of a tough situation. Notaro's most well-known narrative was a candid recounting of a tough period of her life, which culminated in her cancer diagnosis.