Senate debate on ANWR set

Legislation authorizing drilling for oil in the Alaska Natural Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) will top the Senate calendar when Congress returns from its Easter vacation on April 15. The Republican-controlled House passed its version of a national energy plan in August; drilling in ANWR is a top energy priority of the White House. For the entire article, click on the headline. More information available at the Natural Resources Defense Council.


War or Medicare?

President Bush’s aggressive pursuit of imperialist wars has pushed even the editors of The New York Times to express a sense of outrage about the resulting destruction of Medicare and the rest of the domestic “safety net.”