How T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Plan Just Got Killed

Date: 9 Oct 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

How T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Plan Just Got Killed The new bailout plan passed by Congress may have put the nail in the coffin on Pickens’ dangerous energy proposal. By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, October 9, 2008 The financial bailout bill passed by Congress may have once and for all put an end to … Read More

Palin’s Self-Reliant Image of Alaska Is Bogus

Date: 15 Sep 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Palin’s Self-Reliant Image of Alaska Is Bogus By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, September 15, 2008 In her latest comment on the “Bridge to Nowhere” controversy, Sarah Palin appealed to the self-reliant, individualist, rugged, anti-government image most Americans have of Alaska. “If we wanted a bridge,” she declared, “we would build it ourselves.” Actually, much … Read More

T. Boone talks a lot about wind, but gas is what he’s really about

Date: 12 Sep 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

T. Boone talks a lot about wind, but gas is what he’s really about By David Morris, originally published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 12, 2008 T. Boone Pickens visited St. Paul during the Republican Convention for the same reason he visited Denver during the Democratic Convention —to peddle his energy plan. In both … Read More

Republicans Have Handed Democrats a Winning Election Issue

Date: 20 Aug 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Republicans Have Handed Democrats a Winning Election Issue By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, August 20, 2008 The Republicans keep handing the Democrats a winning election issue. And the Democrats keeping refusing to accept the gift. I hope the beginning of the formal election campaign knocks some sense into them. The gift is the Republicans’ … Read More

When Local Became the New Organic

When Local Became the New Organic By David Morris, originally published in Minnesota Law and Politics, August 2008 We can pinpoint with some precision the date the local food movement came of age: Dec. 15, 1997. That day the United States Department of Agriculture finally issued the organic standards that Congress had said it required back … Read More

City on solid ground in lawsuit

Date: 31 Jul 2008 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

City on solid ground in lawsuit By Christopher Mitchell, originally published in the Monticello Times, July 31, 2008   At a time when most of the United States has slower, more expensive Internet connections than our overseas competitors, communities across the country have responded with initiatives to build the infrastructure of the 21st century. And then … Read More

Monticello, Minn. Fights TDS Lawsuit

Date: 23 Jul 2008 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 MONTICELLO, MINN. FIGHTS TDS LAWSUIT   Minneapolis, Minn.— (July 23, 2008).  Monticello has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit preventing it from building the fiber optic network 74% of voters supported in a referendum last fall. TDS, the incumbent telephone provider in Monticello, rebuffed solicitations from the City … Read More

Sustainable economy is the core of freedom

Date: 3 Jul 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sustainable economy is the core of freedom By David Morris, originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 3, 2008 This July 4th, as with all July 4ths, our political leaders will retell the inspiring story of how a brave band of colonies declared their independence from the mightiest empire on earth. And, as usual, they … Read More

Money is Fleeing

Date: 2 Jul 2008 | posted in: Energy, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Money is Fleeing Pennsylvania should get a cut of the state’s increasingly valuable natural gas resources By Justin Dahlheimer, originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2, 2008 One resource that could help improve Pennsylvania’s fiscal future during an economic recession can be found under its feet, or, more precisely, under its soil. While the state’s … Read More

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