Column: Test drivers are swooning over Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan–but quality issues loom on the horizon

Tesla is on the verge of ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan, but the company has been giving hands-on demonstrations to selected journalists and financial analysts in recent months. With the first reviews trickling into print, we can judge the general reaction:People love this car.We can also spot one cloud on the horizon: Concerns about quality.The latest comments on that issue come from Toni Sacconaghi, automotive industry analyst at AllianceBernstein, who examined and drove a new Model 3 at a Tesla demonstration in Brooklyn on Nov. 9. “Overall,” he told clients the next day, “we found the Model 3 to be a compelling offering, and believe it is likely to further galvanize the overall Electric Vehicle category.” But he also noted that “fit and finish on the two demo cars we saw — perhaps not surprisingly — was relatively poor.”
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Test drivers are swooning over Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan — but quality issues loom on the horizon

Tesla is on the verge of ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan, but the company has been giving hands-on demonstrations to selected journalists and financial analysts in recent months. With the first reviews trickling into print, we can judge the general reaction:People love this car.We can also spot one cloud on the horizon: Concerns about quality.The latest comments on that issue come from Toni Sacconaghi, automotive industry analyst at AllianceBernstein, who examined and drove a new Model 3 at a Tesla demonstration in Brooklyn on Nov. 9. “Overall,” he told clients the next day, “we found the Model 3 to be a compelling offering, and believe it is likely to further galvanize the overall Electric Vehicle category.” But he also noted that “fit and finish on the two demo cars we saw — perhaps not surprisingly — was relatively poor.”
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Instead of New Gun Laws, Dems Should Focus On Bureaucratic Incompetence Enforcing Current Ones

Photo Credit – CNNMediaite Contributing Editor Larry O’Connor recently penned an opinion piece on Mediate.com. An excerpt of his latest article,  Instead of New Gun Laws, Dems Should Focus On Bureaucratic Incompetence Enforcing Current Ones, is below:Like clockwork the calls to “do something” were ringing through the media and Twitter within hours of the mass shooting Sunday at a church in rural Texas.
Intermixed with the shameful chastisement that “Prayers aren’t good enough” we heard media figure after media figure imploring politicians to “do something” to stop these murders in the future.
Don Lemon scolded you for daring to seek solace with God at tragic times like these. Your “thoughts and prayers” did nothing to save those victims! (“You stupid rednecks” was left off the teleprompter, but we can read between the lines, Don.)
NBA basketball coach Steve Kerr (because everyone wants to know what a basketball …
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Rihanna and N.E.R.D. Evolve on ‘Lemon’

For better or worse, N.E.R.D. — the rock band led by Neptunes producer duo Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — has always been ahead of its time. Formed in 1999, the group released its first album in 2001. In Search Of… wasn’t perfect, but it was certainly new: The strains of ’70s and ’80s funk the pair looked back to had been juiced, mashed, and strained by Space Age precision, and woven into raps and punkish guitar riffs to create a sound that seemed to operate according to its own peculiar laws of physics. Subsequent albums — the last of which, Nothing, was released in 2010 — reaffirmed N.E.R.D.’s commitment to innovation. The hits were few, the soundtrack licenses somewhat more plentiful, and the fan base dwindled over time, but no one could deny that the band had its own sound. Not everyone liked them, but the ones who …
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At last: Gun laws that will have crooks looking down the barrel

Writing about government law-and-order policies is one of the easiest gigs in town. You simply bag the crap out of it, declare politicians should “get into the real world”, judges live in “ivory towers” and the laws are drafted by Leninist-leaning lawyers who want to release cutlass-carrying psychos to attack us in our beds.Yet every now again a piece of legislation comes along that can’t be described as political correctness “gone mad” (Question: was it once sane or always a little odd before it went totally bananas?)*
Firearms seized by police from outlaw motorcycle gangs across Victoria.  Photo: Pool picture
Just the other day, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville dropped a press release headed “New laws to target illegal guns, organised crime and drive-by shootings”.In the release the minister channelled Clint Eastwood, declaring: “Let this be a warning to organised crime figures and those that associate with organised …
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New gun laws a game changer

Writing about government law-and-order policies is one of the easiest gigs in town. You simply bag the crap out of it, declare politicians should “get into the real world”, judges live in “ivory towers” and the laws are drafted by Leninist-leaning lawyers who want to release cutlass-carrying psychos to attack us in our beds.Yet every now again a piece of legislation comes along that can’t be described as political correctness “gone mad” (Question: was it once sane or always a little odd before it went totally bananas?)*
Firearms seized by police from outlaw motorcycle gangs across Victoria.  Photo: Pool picture
Just the other day, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville dropped a press release headed “New laws to target illegal guns, organised crime and drive-by shootings”.In the release the minister channelled Clint Eastwood, declaring: “Let this be a warning to organised crime figures and those that associate with organised …
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