Hank Edson

Hank Edson

Hank Edson is an author, activist and attorney based in San Francisco. He is the author of "The Declaration of the Democratic Worldview" (Democracy Press, 2008).

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A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 70,000 acres and has destroyed numerous homes and businesses in a matter of hours.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 28, 2020
"Business as Usual! Business as Usual!" Chants the Oligarchy as the World Burns
Of course, when the planet got hotter, the fires became a constant. The deniers, the brainwashed, the oligarchs, the sell-outs, the deceivers, the … mental cases, pick your villain. The whole motley crew went about with their fingers in their ears and their eyes squinched shut, chanting as loud as...
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A sign held at the March for Science in San Francisco, California, on April 22, 2017. Views
Sunday, March 15, 2020
The Anti-Science Movement in the Democratic Party
1. “Garbage In, Garbage Out” Software programmers have a saying about their enterprise that expresses the core of all scientific enterprise. The saying is “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” and it refers to the importance of data integrity to the quality of the result achieved in any scientific experiment...
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Professor Jonathan Turley testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about Impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol December 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Professor Turley Is Dead Wrong on Impeachment and Here’s Why
In his opening statement emphasizing the importance of legal standards, George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley claimed that impeaching, “a president on this record would expose every future president to the same type of inchoate impeachment” and warned, “I hope...
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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Setting Necessary Boundaries on Trump’s Misconduct
Yesterday, in anticipation of Trump’s false declaration of a national emergency, Nancy Pelosi warned that such behavior set a bad precedent and invoked the possibility that, once a Democratic president is elected, he or she could declare a national emergency over gun violence. This was not the...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Reaching Impeachment Critical Mass
1. Regaining Our Common Sense Two things are inhibiting our exercise of common sense as a self-governed people: First, the cancer of our corporate media monopoly has ravaged the culture of the democratic process in our nation. Among the many symptoms of this lethal disease is its projection of...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
When They Come for Our Vote
People supporting Hillary Clinton often compare the “Bernie or Bust” movement to Ralph Nader’s third party campaign in the 2000 election, angrily accusing Sanders supporters in advance of handing the election to the Republican Party’s worst candidate ever. But a progressive challenge to the...
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Saturday, April 09, 2016
Disqualifications, Not Qualifications
The dust up over whether either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president of the United States is overblown by the corporate media, which is looking for any chance it can get to censor the anti-establishment movement. But more importantly, this dust up is framed entirely...
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Carpe Diem, Senator Warren
With yesterday’s dead-heat contest in Iowa between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the moment has arrived when Elizabeth Warren’s commitment to fixing our democracy and our economy is being put to the test. A person can have great judgment and intellect, but if their timing is off, ultimately...
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The Case Against Bidder 70 Is an Abuse of Prosecutorial Discretion
The trial of an environmentalist civil dissenter who, as a student in 2008, disrupted a government fire-sale auction of oil and gas leases near Arches and Canyonlands national parks began yesterday. The then-student, 27-year-old Tim DeChristopher, disrupted the auction by bidding nearly $2 million on leases he did not have the money or intention to actually purchase. He is now known as “Bidder 70” and he is a true hero of the environmental movement.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007
In The Name of Sincerity: Politics, Corporations, and... Revolution?
The Sincerity Question We Don't Need to Ask
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