Dan Hamburg

Dan Hamburg, a former US congressman from California, is executive director of Voice of the Environment..

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Mistakes Were Made
“When the same mistakes are repeated over and over again, it’s time to consider the possibility that they are not mistakes at all.” -- Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine
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Friday, February 20, 2009
Will Obama Restore Constitutional Government?
While most of us have had our attention fixed on the economic firestorm engulfing the planet, President Obama is failing to meet his only sworn responsibility as our chief executive—to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
We Need a Hero
In the Disney animation The Tale of Despereaux the hero is banished from Mouseworld because of his refusal to cower. As the plot thickens, Despereaux is forced to traverse a ledge strewn with deadly mousetraps in order to escape the dreary Ratworld, rescue the fair princess and resurrect the kingdom. Despereaux is Barak Obama, right down to the adorable ears.
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Friday, June 13, 2008
State of Emergency: The US in the Final Six Months of the George W. Bush Administration
In short, we are living in an on-going state of emergency whose exact limits are unknown, on the basis of a controversial deep event -- 9/11 -- that is still largely a mystery. - UC Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott Unhindered by a neutered Congress and a compliant Court, President Bush has six months remaining to pursue his agenda of expanding the war in the Middle East and ensuring the continuation of the Global War on Terror (GWOT) beyond his tenure in office.
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Friday, April 25, 2008
Is an Attack on Iran Imminent?
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist." - Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943
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Monday, February 04, 2008
Rule by Fear or Rule by Law?
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist." - Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943
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Monday, April 30, 2007
Why There Was No Exit Plan
There are people in Washington ... who never intend to withdraw military forces from Iraq and they're looking for 10, 20, 50 years in the future ... the reason that we went into Iraq was to establish a permanent military base in the Gulf region, and I have never heard any of our leaders say that they would commit themselves to the Iraqi people that 10 years from now there will be no military bases of the United States in Iraq. -former President Jimmy Carter, Feb. 3, 2006
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