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David Morris

Stories by David Morris

The world's largest road runner welcomes you to Fort Stockton, Texas, a town of 8500 that has banned plastic bags.  Many Texas Republicans want the state to overturn this local law.  (By Dustin & Lori Slater under a Creative Commons license.)

Who Decides What's Best for Our Communities?

February 26, 2015
Democracy derailed by laws dictating what local government can and can't do

(By LaDawna Howard under a CC license.)

The 2014 Election Could Have Turned Out Differently

January 12, 2015
What if Democrats had forced a deeper discussion about Obamacare?

By the Catholic Church of England and Wales under a CC license. 

Will Pope Francis' Humanitarian Values Shape Church Policies?

December 16, 2014
“Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral--and not simply an economic--act.”

(By Chris Goldberg under a CC license)

The Retail Jungle

December 15, 2014
Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace, which local governments are now addressing

By Chuck Grimmett under a CC license

Alaska Deftly Balances Privacy Rights and Public Interest

December 9, 2014
Smart policies on marijuana, alcohol and drugs should be model for US Supreme Court

By Orin Zebest under a CC license

Democrat Candidates Lose. Democrat Issues Win

November 6, 2014
In midterm elections, voters endorse progressive measures in referendums across the US

Big Differences in Catalonia and Scotland on Independence

October 10, 2014
Spain's central government bans referendum--region ponders its future

Scots rally for independence. (By Martainn MacDhomhnaill under a Creative Commons license)

Scotland Makes the Case that Small is Beautiful

September 12, 2014
And challenge the preeminent power of corporations to defy governments elected by the people

A Southern town that broadens government role in promoting the common good.  (Photo by J. Stephen Conn under a CC license)

The Little City That Could

September 11, 2014
Somerset, Kentucky bucks big corporations by selling its citizens gasoline at lower costs

Glendale, California is one of 2000 US cities with municipal power utilities.  (Photo by Scott Lowe under a CC license.)

Missing the Whole Story on Public Radio

September 2, 2014
A show on municipal ownership of utilities overlooked success in LA, Seattle and Somerset, Kentucky

Neighborhood post offices would be replaced by a counter in a big box store with a barely trained clerk. (Photo by Bruce Tuten under a Creative Commons license.)

Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

July 30, 2014
Labor solidarity threatens idea of moving post offices to big box stores

Gas taxes don't cover the cost of building and repairing highways, not to mention the environmental pricetag. (Photo from flickr.com under a Creative Commons license.)

Republicans Wreck Their Own Principles on Highways

July 25, 2014
Slash Medicare, mail delivery, student aid, but don't make drivers pay for roads