Joe Ricketts, personal net worth $2.2 billion, is a private man. With less name recognition than some dark money donors, yet a comparable interest in trading wealth for political influence, the 77-year-old conservative takes great pains to keep himself out of the press. He does not grant many interviews, preferring to furnish potential profile-writers with a list of confidants (many of whom share his last name) to praise him for his grit and excellent business sense. And those family members providing glowing quotes are rather influential themselves: One Ricketts son, Pete, has served as the governor of Nebraska since 2015. Eldest son Tom Ricketts is the chairman of the Chicago Cubs, a franchise the family collectively purchased in 2009. In 2012, daughter Laura Ricketts, a Democrat, started LPAC, a Super PAC, aimed at lesbian women; she was a top bundler for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. And this year, the youngest Ricketts boy, Todd—who withdrew his … [Read more...] about The Billionaire’s Inbox: Joe Ricketts on Unions and The Media Biz
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Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. The 2018 BMW X2 crossover came out to mixed reactions from the enthusiast community, I still think the roundel badge on the C-pillar is a little much. But after doing a few hundred miles in one of these, I’ve decided the X2 is actually kind of awesome if you can appreciate what it is: a faster, fancier Subaru Crosstrek. (Full disclosure: BMW had an X2 left at the Newark Airport for me to get around in for a few days. I gave it back to them eventually.) What Is It? This pug-snouted high riding hatchback is, like most other mass market cars, a crossover between what a car and SUV are supposed to be–small footprint with rough road and substantial cargo capability. Plus, of course, a dash of performance driving pretenses. That’s what the extra BMW badge is there to remind you of. Don’t let the number fool you—this isn’t a crossover version of our beloved rear- and all-wheel … [Read more...] about The 2018 BMW X2 Actually Surprised Me
This short list will take a look at few racing games that you can consider on purchasing for your Xbox 360. This list looks at every type of racing game you should ever need, but it will not cover motorcycle type games, as I think there is none that might be worth to look at. A lot of these games are outdated, and the multiplayer part may not work for few of them, but they are still capable of bringing a lot of joy and excitement offline and are a lot of fun in split screen or even solo. 1. Forza Horizon Released: 23 October 2012Available on: Xbox 360 Forza Horizon or any other Forza game is a must get if you have an Xbox, and Horizon is the best of the free to roam racing games available on Xbox 360. Although a lot will argue with me, this game offers a lot of cool things. First of all is the environment, the scenery changes a lot, including the roads, and the visual design is asking a lot from Xbox. Horizon offers around 300 different vehicles, kind of realistic physics, a lot of car … [Read more...] about Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games 
When the bad weather outside does not allow you to enjoy some exercise or is just impossible to enjoy something in real life, the next best option possibly is a video game, so we will look at Xbox 360 games. For these situations, we have chosen our favorite sports games available on Xbox 360. For the sake of keeping it diverse, we will not mention the same franchise twice. That means that only one entry from FIFA, PES or other games.1. FIFA STREET (2012)FIFA Street had some tuff competitors, as it came out the same year as FIFA 12 which is the best-selling sports game on the market, it offered something different and more enjoyable for the average gamer. Street uses the same controller style as FIFA 12 but places it in smaller, faster-paced game. So, that means that the game performs great and responses quickly, making it really enjoyable for everyone. But the real gem that places the game above its big brother is its variety, as the stages change places not only in scenery but in its … [Read more...] about Top 10 Xbox 360 Sport games 
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at [email protected] We wrap up our coverage of 1998 Week today with the following question, which addresses our list of 1998’s 20 best films: What film should’ve made our list of the best movies of 1998? Mike D’Angelo Two middling, unnecessary sequels may have tarnished its luster a bit, butHenry Fool remains one of Hal Hartley’s finest efforts, as … [Read more...] about What films deserved to make our “best of 1998” list?