The Nation: A Filibuster Ends, but Not The Gas War

Energy enough for a shouting match

Everybody lost at least something. The President looked inept. The Vice President acted like the Senate majority leader's stooge. The majority leader narrowly escaped censure by his outraged colleagues. U.S. consumers may have to pay millions of dollars a year more for natural gas. Even the ostensible winners, the oil and gas lobbies, are sure to see their victory diluted later on. But add to that list of losers another big victim, the U.S. Senate, whose venerable rules were fractured in a resort to steamroller tactics by the...

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