Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison is the author of The Black Nile. He writes at danmorrison.net and tweets at @dmsouthasia and @theblacknile.

March 4 2011 7:18 AMSouth Sudan's Oil Curse
March 2 2011 6:48 AMFighting for Freedom in the New Sudan
Jan. 31 2011 12:57 PMAt Last, Egypt's Story Has ChangedFor too long Egyptian protests and repression were underplayed in the press because they were so familiar.
July 12 2010 3:01 PMPayback in KampalaWhy did a band of Somali Islamists bomb World Cup viewing parties in Uganda?
March 3 2011 10:06 AMSouth Sudan: A Million Mutinies Now?
March 1 2011 10:51 AMMeet the Bernie Madoff of Sudan
Jan. 10 2011 1:57 PMSouth Sudan Throws Off the Weight of the NorthTheir new country will be poor and underdeveloped, but as they vote for separation this week, that doesn't matter to southerners.
April 28 2010 11:54 AMHow To Throw an ElectionWhy did Sudan's leading opposition party go to great lengths to avoid winning the presidency?



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 22 2014 8:07 AM Why Haven’t the Philadelphia Eagles Ever Won a Super Bowl?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 7:47 AM Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.