Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.
Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
Winter in Maine is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity.
Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance.
But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
They don't have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways.
Through their work with fetal tissue, researchers hope to find ways to harness embryonic stem cells which have the ability to become any type of human cell and could provide new treatments for many illnesses.
By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!
Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.
President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office.
The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities.
The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.