Saturday, August 27, 2005

from the mainstream

- Today -

MEXICO CITY - California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez is one of a new generation of Spanish-speaking politicians who represent an increasingly potent Latino constituency. But somewhere between Sacramento and Mexico City, his goodwill message got lost in translation. By Sam Enriquez.

Memo to U.S.: Pay Attention to Canada
The U.S. stance on lumber tariffs has made our friendly neighbors to the north a lot less friendly - in fact, Canada is absolutely up in arms.

Excessive Powers
It turns out that the critics of the section of the Patriot Act which allows the government to search library records were right to be concerned.

Marijuana Pipe Dreams
When it comes to marijuana research, the federal policy is "Just Say Know-Nothing."

- Yesterday -

A series of proposed revisions of National Park policy has created a furor among present and former park officials who believe the changes would weaken protections of natural resources and wildlife while allowing an increase in commercial activity, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles. By Julie Cart.

California Accuses Drug Companies of Fraud
The attorney general of California sued 39 drug companies, accusing them of bilking the state of hundreds of millions of dollars by overcharging for medicines.

The Lobbying-Industrial Complex
As the frenzy of lobbying ahead of the new Medicare drug subsidy shows, it is time to enact credible controls on the lobbying industry.


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