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David Morris directs The Public Good Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Owners' Lock Out of NFL Players Raises Some Big Questions
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.
The Superbowl Is Over, But the Biggest Fight in Football Is About to Kick off
Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet
This time it’s not Packers v. Steelers. It’s Workers v. Bosses.
Let's Face It, Conservative Supreme Court Justices Are a Bunch of Hypocrites
Posted on: Oct 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Conservatives interpret the Constitution to support conservative objectives, but they won't admit it.
The Battle Is Raging for Control of the Internet -- and Big Corporations May Come Out on the Losing Side
Posted on: Jun 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Fed up with Internet monopoly, cities have begun to take things into their own hands.
8 Words That Could Save Our Country
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.
Why Are the Feds Giving $900 Billion in Tax Breaks Every Year?
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.
A New Outside-the-Beltway Climate Bill Deserves Support; Why Won't Enviros Get Behind It?
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.
New Proposed Climate Change Bill in Washington Is Simpler and More Equitable
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.
ACORN: The Most Cost-Effective Investment the Government (and Foundations) Have Ever Made
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.
Why Does the Much-Touted Climate Bill Look Like It Was Stolen From the Republican Playbook?
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.
Why Obama's Plan to Help Renewable Energy May Backfire and Aid Big Coal
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.
Sunny Post-Partisanship Sounds Nice, but What's Obama's Larger Vision?
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.
Will the Economic Crash Take Down Our Hopes for Clean Energy?
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.
The Big Difference in Obama's and McCain's Plans for Our Energy Future
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.
How T. Boone Pickens' Energy Plan Just Got Killed
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.
Palin's Self-Reliant Image of Alaska Is Bogus
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.
Republicans Have Handed Democrats a Winning Election Issue
Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet
But so far, Democrats have been refusing to accept the gift.
Electric Cars Are the Key to Energy Independence
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.
NY Public Library 'Trades Naming Rights' to Greedy Hedge Fund Billionaire for Big Bucks
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.
We Forget What It Was Really Like Under the Clintons
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.
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