It's a squeaker! It's a gusher!
The Senate has just narrowly defeated an amendment by Maria Cantwell that would have killed the House's decision to open up ANWR for drilling. This should allow action in ANWR to proceed.
Of course this does nothing for our short-term problems, unless it causes oil future prices to come down; but it will help tremendously in the long run.
Most importantly, it's a Declaration of Energy Independence: a statement that despite all indications to the contrary, our government is just barely
on the side of defending America.