Energy security is essential for the national security of every countryU.S. lawmakers back Nabucco May 15, 2009
Despite uncertainty about Cuba's mid-term political future, it is clear that the recent leadership changes (transfer of power to Raul Castro from an ailing Fidel Castro) have created an opportunity for the United States to re-evaluate a complex relationship marked by misunderstanding, suspicion and open hostilityLugar: Cuba embargo has failed Feb 23, 2009
Economic sanctions are a legitimate tool of U.S. foreign policy and they have sometimes achieved their aims, as in the case of apartheid in South Africa. After 47 years, however, the unilateral embargo on Cuba has failed to achieve its stated purpose of 'bringing democracy to the Cuban people,' while it may have been used as a foil by the regime to demand further sacrifices from Cuba's impoverished populationLugar: Cuba embargo has failed Feb 23, 2009
Opposition to GM technologies contributes to hunger in Africa in the short run and the inability to adapt to climate change and declining food supplies in the futureU.S. the only nation that can lead on climate, Gore says Jan 28, 2009
The science exists to make biofuels from diverse feedstocks such as specialty energy crops, municipal waste and residue from agriculture and forestryLugar salutes first cellulosic plant loan Jan 23, 2009
Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1977, he is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and was its chairman from 1985 to 1987 and 2003 to 2007. Much of Lugar's work in the Senate is toward the dismantling of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons around the world.
Lugar is currently the third most senior senator and the most senior Republican member of the Senate, putting him in place to be elected President pro tempore of the Senate should Republicans gain control of the body. However, Orrin Hatch disputes this claim based on a different interpretation of the Republican Conference's seniority rules.
Previously he served as the mayor of Indianapolis.