The bottom line is that it won't make a significant impact on our increasingly unstable climate. And that's a tragedy.
Falling in line with the peace movement and public opinion, the Senate has finally taken a small but a symbolically important step to challenge President George W. Bush's policy in Iraq.
Shrinking oil supplies are heightening U.S. interest in making energy investments in the newly independent republics of the Caspian Sea basin, but for now that's ill-advised.
U.S. arms export policy was established to protect national security, but has become increasingly focused on commercial interests.