Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan, a former Washington Post reporter, is a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Recent Stories By Dan Morgan:

  • Will Obama Do a U-Turn and Cut Medicare? January 6, 2013

    President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement reform to encompass the spiraling healthcare...

  • Techno-farming: The New Economic Growth IndustryJuly 6, 2011

    Farming isn’t what it used to be, following breakthroughs in technology and production practices that promise greater efficiency, healthier foodstuffs,  less dependence on chemicals and increased...

  • Medicare: Nickle and Diming the Middle ClassMay 27, 2011

    Thanks to a Republican president and Congress, I’ll pay $1,130 more than the standard premium for doctors' services covered by Medicare this year. But Democrats are responsible for the $372 surcharge...

  • Food Fight: Farm Policies Are Making Us FatMarch 25, 2011

    As Americans’ waistlines continue to grow, so does the cost of health:  obesity will cost the U.S. about $344 billion in seven years. Michelle Obama knows how to keep the pounds off—she planted her...

  • Obama Punts, Republicans Bunt on Defense BudgetFebruary 18, 2011

    This week’s wide open House budget debate left no doubt that the new GOP majority means business when it comes to cutting government.  The Republican proposal for funding the federal departments...

  • Capitalism Paves the Way for Germany’s Strong Recovery January 14, 2011

    BERLIN – A reporter returning here after a 20-year absence rubs his eyes during a wintry stroll down Friedrichstrasse, Berlin’s upscale Fifth Avenue. In the distant days of the Cold War, it was a...

  • Bogus Promise on Deficit Undercuts LincolnOctober 29, 2010

    When politically embattled Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas announced in September that the Obama administration had delivered on its promise to provide hundreds of millions of dollars...

  • Democrats Struggle in Rural Areas Despite Farm AidOctober 15, 2010

    When Democratic leaders in Congress pushed through a sweeping new farm bill with generous payouts to agriculture two years ago, it was partly with politics in mind. They reasoned that a farmer-...

  • Russian Wheat Embargo Likely to Raise Global Food CostsSeptember 26, 2010

    It was a wild summer in the wheat and corn “pits” at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange— bad news for a global economy that had been counting on stable food prices to help it ease out of recession....

  • Ethanol Industry Presses President Obama for Help in Tight Election YearMay 17, 2010

    As the Administration moves closer to a ruling that could put more ethanol made from corn in the gasoline tanks of ordinary cars and trucks, the U.S. automobile industry is urging President Obama to...

  • Ethanol Industry Presses President Obama for Help in Tight Election YearMay 16, 2010

    As the Administration moves closer to a ruling that could put more ethanol made from corn in the gasoline tanks of ordinary cars and trucks, the U.S. automobile industry is urging President Obama to...

  • In Election Year, Farmers May Reap Big SubsidiesMarch 8, 2010

    Less than two years ago, Congress seemingly ended a decades-old practice of rushing to the rescue of farmers any time they suffered weather damage to their crops. The costly old system of “emergency...

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