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  Senate Passes Energy BillJune 29, 2005 00:00 The Senate passed a drastically different version of an energy bill from the bill the House passed earlier this year. The Senate bill includes more tax incentives for oil companies (???) and many bones being thrown to environmentalists. The Senate bill also includes no reference to ANWR. The two bills must now be reconciled before final passage.
  Shuttle safetyJune 28, 2005 00:00 In our risk averse society, even space travel is expected to be safe. Rather than highlight the fact that the shuttle has been given an overall OK to go, the media is emphasizing the fact that the shuttle team has failed to meet completely 3 of 15 safety objectives. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees for space travel at this time.
  Editorial: The Constitution has been 'terrored' to deathJune 28, 2005 00:00 This frightening editorial lists the many ways that our way of life is under attack from within. Read on.
  Supreme court battle nears (again)June 27, 2005 00:00 In anticipation of the retirement of Chief Justice Rhenquist or one of the other elderly justices, papers are reporting that the path to the Bench will be a political campaign with strategy meetings at the White House and big money spent by all sides.
  Free press is not so freeJune 27, 2005 00:00 Through inaction, the US Supreme Court has declared that free press is not necessarily free. The Court today refused to weigh in on a case that involved two journalists who have been ordered detained because they will not reveal their source and because the source is involved in potentially criminal activity.
  US to restart plutonium 238 programJune 27, 2005 00:00 The US is about to restart a program to produce the highly radioactive isotope plutonium 238. The highly dangerous plutonium can be used to power spacecraft and for other non-military uses, but the government has only indicated that the isotope will be used for classified national security programs.
  Even Conservatives Think Bush is Ruining the EconomyJune 22, 2005 00:00 Even this conservative author from the very conservative Cato Institute thinks that Bush is ruining the economy. Reading between the lines it's easy to see that the author is upset that Bush has violated President Clinton's budget reforms.