- Making News: Bush Administration Drops Fight on Oil Drilling
Last Friday, Governor Davis said, -the law is on our side- but the Bush administration has fought us every step of the way.- He was talking about an ongoing dispute over oil drilling off the California coast. Today, Interior Secretary Gale Norton gave him what he wanted when she announced that she won-t take the case to the US Supreme Court. The Wall Street Journal-s Jim Carlton has more on the decision.
- Reporter's Notebook: Interpreting Public Opinion during Wartime
The second front of any war is the battle for public opinion at home. In the first few days of the war in Iraq, there have been more public opinion polls than during all of World War II. What do such surveys really show? Mark Baldassare, director of research for the Public Policy Institute of California, considers the difficulty of accurately gauging public perception during wartime.