Stories by David Morris

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Posted on: Mar 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Public employees in Madison and professional football players in Green Bay both face powerful and hostile managements trying to undermine their unions.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This time it’s not Packers v. Steelers. It’s Workers v. Bosses.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives interpret the Constitution to support conservative objectives, but they won't admit it.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Fed up with Internet monopoly, cities have begun to take things into their own hands.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

"Corporations are not people. Money is not speech." These are fundamental truths that our nation needs to remember -- and add to the Constitution.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The vast majority of current tax breaks are fundamentally unjust and destructive. The good news is this harm can be easily alleviated, if we have the political will.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Its first plus is that it's 39 pages compared to Waxman-Markey's 1,500 pages, and it just gets better from there.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Happily, a new climate bill drafted by Sen. Maria Cantwell may change both the nature of the debate and its outcome.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The real purpose of the right's attacks on ACORN is to destroy a remarkably successful 50-year-old grassroots model for defending the poor and workers.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The new climate bill exemplifies a Republican approach: Don't tell polluters what to do, bribe them and hope they do what you want.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama's plan for a "national smart" grid needs closer examination. An expanded national grid would be anything but smart.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If Obama wants to set America on a new path, he needs to make clear what that path is.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

This happened before, in 1981. But this time the renewable energy industry is in better shape for a fight.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It's not so much about their goals as the tools they would use to reach those goals.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The new bailout plan passed by Congress may have put the nail in the coffin on Pickens' dangerous energy proposal.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Palin is trying to appeal to the self-reliant, anti-government voters while her state is the most dependent on government pork.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

But so far, Democrats have been refusing to accept the gift.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Renewables won't give us energy independence unless that electricity is used as a substitute for oil in our transportation system.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

All the gory details, as one of NYC's greatest buildings will be named after Stephen Schwarzman, poster child for the greedy hedge fund era.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

NAFTA failures; deregulation of banking and ENRON's rise; "Welfare Reform" that led to more poor people. This and more is what the Clintons gave us.