Stories by David Morris

David Morris directs The Public Good Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. subscribe to David Morris's feed

Posted on: Jul 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This election is all about the Supreme Court that will shape our lives for the next 30 years.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The back-and-forth has forced both candidates to raise their game.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

How did the tension between democracy and "liberty" play out in this year’s Texas legislative session?

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What we can learn from Scotland's fight for sovereignty.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's latest antics on the federal highway trust fund show what a stubborn misdirected bunch they are.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: On the Commons

The American people created the post office. The American people can still save the post office. But we need to do something right now.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Don't be fooled by PR. It's still all about the bottom line for the mega-bank.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Allowing the blue states to create the kind of health system they truly want will allow us all to learn from their innovations.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

If a library raises taxes by one dollar a year, the Tea Party’s pitchforks appear.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our attitude toward medical marijuana has unfolded like a three-act tragedy.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Institute for Local Self Reliance

There is no grid lock in a majority of the states, as big majorities of one party show the D's and R's to be from different planets.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: On the Commons

Increasingly states are quashing the power of local governments--and thwarting innovation.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: On the Commons

The past few weeks have brought us some heartwarming demonstrations that the popular will still has a bite.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The post office can still be saved, but its grave has been dug.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The film Lincoln ends after the Amendment that ended slavery throughout the nation passed. But for blacks, earning the rights of citizenship was to prove a much more protracted war.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2012, Source: OnTheCommons.org

Seven years ago, Katrina showed the tragic consequences when government fails its duty to respond to natural disasters.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The Supreme Court will likely be deciding major issues like voting rights and marriage equality.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

And CEOs almost never go to jail.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Obama's former Budget Director, vice chairman of corporate and investment banking at Citigroup thinks it's a good idea -- he may stand to benefit.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Breathe a sigh of relief.

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