Voinovich, Brown in heated battle

Columbus Dispatch

A gasoline-tax summer holiday?

It's probably wouldn't help much at the pump and might make matters worse by raising demand, cutting the revenues needed to fix roads and further fattening Big Oil's profits.

Chalk one up for Sen. Barack Obama, who refused to go along with rival Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton and presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, who are touting this politically motivated idea.

A lot of better ideas have come up to cut demand for oil and take steps to produce more energy at lower prices, but they aren't simple and none alone is a magic wand.

Ohio's senators stepped into the energy debate last week with major proposals from sharply different perspectives.

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