Stories by David Morris

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Posted on: Jan 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Canada and most of Europe allow their farmers to grow industrial hemp. Why has the hemp revolution bypassed the United States?

Posted on: Dec 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

There is a remarkable symmetry between the conduct of Kissinger and bin Laden. Both believe that innocent civilians must sometimes be sacrificed to a higher geopolitical cause.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A look back at Paul Wellstone's remarkable record shows what Americans lost today -- the most principled member of the Democratic Party.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

After miderm elections, the saber-rattling will taper off, U.S. inspectors will roam Iraq at will -- and the Republicans will take credit for achieving "peace with honor."

Posted on: Jun 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In rejecting the Kyoto Protocol, President Bush is unmistakably declaring our support of gluttony and wastefulness.

Posted on: May 29, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Director Robert Mueller has acknowledged the FBI's flaws. But the Bush Administration's post-9/11 strategy is to expand the invasive powers of government, not remedy the weakness.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The convoluted history of the Pledge of Allegiance reveals a great deal about the nation's fears, strengths and prejudices. <br>&nbsp;

Posted on: Apr 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

From an antebellum industrial solvent to today's octane-enhancing additive, ethanol is the fuel conservatives and liberals love to hate.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Revelations about Catholic priests and sexual abuse may inspire the Church to abandon its current obsession with sex and reclaim its more compelling focus on social justice.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Enron was once called an "evangelical cult" with its own CEO "messiah" -- Kenneth Lay. The company may be bankrupt, but Lay's legacy of wild deregulation will stay with us for years.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Debates about our electricity system have reached an intensity not seen in a hundred years. Here's how the controversy can result in genuine, lasting progress.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2001, Source: New Rules Project

Now that G.W. is in the White House, we wonder if he'll be able to translate his slogan "Texans can run Texas" into real live devolution. Here's a small yardstick to measure his progress.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The John Ashcroft case proves that conservatives and liberals take a fundamentally different approach to politics: conservatives attack, and liberals equivocate.