March 2002
New Republic;3/25/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 11, p10
Presents information on various socio-political developments in several countries. Demands made by Republicans that Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill raise the federal debt ceiling, or the amount of money the government may borrow, a move they once criticized Democrats for attempting; Announcement made by Pope John Paul II that he is saddened by the violence in Israel, and has pledged the Roman Catholic Church's help in bringing peace; International reaction to the actions of the Israeli government during a period of violence in the Middle East; Safety and fuel efficiency of sport utility vehicles.


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