Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher

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

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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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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:15am
Sanders Supporters Are Not Sheep... They’re the Future
When it comes to their take on Bernie Sanders supporters, there's a strange congruity between those who see themselves to the left of his campaign and the Clinton supporters to its right. From the one side, among the maybe two per cent of American socialists who do not support him, comes the...
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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
Sanders and Clinton After Michigan: A Look at the Map.
Much as we might wish that the anachronistic Electoral College would just go away, it won’t. At least not in time for this November’s presidential election, anyhow. Which means we need to take a hard look at the electoral map and consider the implications of the fact that the main electoral...
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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:30am
To All the Clinton Supporters on the Left—Please Come Home!
Despite the beyond-some-of-our-wildest-dreams strides the Bernie Sanders campaign has made since he launched his then longshot bid last April, there are obviously still considerable numbers of people backing Hillary Clinton whose actual ideas and histories would seem more closely matched to that of...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:15am
On Medicare-for-All, Clinton Reminds Us That She's Part of the Problem
If the Hillary Clinton campaign had its way, supporters of Bernie Sanders – whose backing she will obviously want in November should she win the Democratic nomination – would feel that, while Clinton might not be all that they want in a president, she would at least go part of the way there. But if...
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Source of Terrorism Revealed – Is Anyone in Congress Paying Attention?
If the U.S. body politic were susceptible to teachable moments, this would seem to be a prime one. Russia starts bombing Syria and the American establishment howls in outrage: Lt. Gen. Robert P. Otto, U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, declares...
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