Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher is a former Massachusetts State Representative and the author of 'The Primary Route: How the 99% Take On the Military Industrial Complex.' He lives in San Francisco.

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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:30am
Donna Brazile Needs to Leave the DNC—Right Now
The race to head the Democratic National Committee is on. The decision of both outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his presumptive successor Chuck Schumer to endorse the candidacy of Rep. Keith Ellison – one of the few members of Congress to support the candidacy of Bernie Sanders – is a...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:45pm
If You Mean It, Hillary Clinton, Say It Loud
In an email released by WikiLeaks, one Hillary Clinton advisor claimed the campaign was so uninspired that he was “ petrified that Hillary is almost totally dependent on Republicans nominating Trump .” Of course, they did nominate Trump. And it may well be that the man known to claim that he could...
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 10:00am
Third Party Loyalists: Insanity Redefined or Political Attention Deficit Disorder?
One audience member on the comment line following a recent Oakland, CA Green Party discussion panel—titled "Growing the Political Revolution: What's Beyond Bernie?" —cited Albert Einstein for having once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting things to turn out...
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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:15am
Don't Mistake a Protest Vote for a Strategy
Last week, I received the same response from a crowd of Bernie Sanders backers that I had seen another group of his supporters give the man himself the prior week in Philadelphia – they jeered me. I was kind of flattered, actually. In Bernie’s case, the negative reaction was in response to his...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:15am
In Defense of My Fellow Sanders Delegates
By now everyone who cares to knows that some Bernie Sanders delegates did some booing on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. Even booed Sanders himself when he spoke in support of Hillary Clinton. And then some of them even walked out of the convention hall after the roll call...
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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:45am
The Missing Clinton-Sanders Debate: California Dreaming?
In opting out of the last of her previously agreed upon debates with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton returned to campaign-long theme – her inevitability. And entitlement. Her supporters told us from the start that Clinton was entitled to the nomination because party leaders had decided. And her...
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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
Can Superdelegates be Convinced to Support Bernie Sanders? Unlikely, But Not Impossible
Bernie Sanders supporters aren't big fans of the Democratic Party 's superdelegates, the political insiders who get a personal say in the nomination of the party's presidential candidate. These governors, members of Congress and other officials aren't obligated to follow the popular vote, and their...
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:45am
The Sanders Campaign – From Sea to Shining Sea
Really, you can’t fault Hillary Clinton’s campaign for trying to get Bernie Sanders out of the race. It’s a campaign – that’s what you do. They want to win the nomination. We on the Sanders side want it too and we’d love to see Clinton out. But we’re also campaigning to change the nation by ending...
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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 10:30am
Hillary Clinton’s Disastrous California Poll
On the surface, the new California Field Poll really wasn’t bad for Hillary Clinton. Yes, her one-time 63 point lead had shrunken to six, but it was still a lead, and at this point the Clinton campaign reckons that it won enough delegates in the South on Super Tuesday to hold on even if Sanders...
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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
We Need to Explode the Myth That Hillary Clinton Is the Stronger Candidate – and We Need to Do it Fast
Wisconsin was another great Sanders campaign success story. When the voters realized their choices were not limited to the usual corporate options, a state where a poll once showed Hillary Clinton with a 53 point lead went for Bernie Sanders by 13 points. And yet Wisconsin polls show us that there...
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