Tom Gallagher

In years past, Tom Gallagher has served as a surrogate speaker for presidential candidates George McGovern, Jesse Jackson and Dennis Kucinich. A past member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, he is the author of "Sub: My Years Underground in America's Schools."  Reach him at TGTGTGTGTG@aol.com or TomGallagherwrites.com.

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:30pm
Why the Democrats Should Hope Bernie Sanders Runs in the Presidential Primaries
Rand Paul is the two-word answer to the question “Why should the Democrats hope Bernie Sanders runs in the Democratic primaries?” These days the only thing that may be expanding faster than U.S. military commitments around the globe is the number of Americans looking for leaders to take the country...
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If Sanders runs, everything will probably not go the way we might want, writes Gallagher, but that's no reason not to support the independent socialist senator from Vermont. (Photo: DonkeyHotey / cc / Text added) Views
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:45am
Because America Needs an Electoral Left: Why Bernie Sanders Should Enter the Presidential Primaries
So Bernie Sanders has posed us – the American left – the question: Should he run for president? Well, let’s imagine what we will likely do in 2016 if he doesn’t run for president. Barring the appearance of some other surprise candidate of the left, we will, in our various ways, bemoan the...
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Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 12:01pm
The Cold War Really Should Be Over For Everyone
“The Cold War should be over for everyone” says Angela Merkel. What’s specifically on the German Chancellor’s mind is the current uproar in Ukraine over a government decision to forego a closer economic relationship with the European Union.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:59am
The Kosovo Precedent and Syria (Or Why International Laws Apply Only To Some)
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:25am
John Kerry Objects to a Presidential Election – Thirteen Years Too Late
When I heard that Secretary of State John Kerry thought “there ought to be a recount” in the 2013 Venezuelan presidential election and said that the Obama Administration would be having “serious questions about the viability of that government" if “there are huge irregularities,” I did understand that this was pretty much pro forma stuff, not to be taken too seriously.
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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 3:13pm
What If the Chinese Killed the Dalai Lama with a Drone Strike?
On the same day we learned of the Obama Administration’s intent to dig in its heels and refuse to share its standards for drone strike targeting with the U.S.
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 6:23am
For Whom Do You Lobby, Madame Secretary?
On the same day that we learned Michael Bloomberg would like Hillary Clinton to succeed him as New York City mayor, the Secretary of State was making modest headlines on her own: “ Clinton lobbies for US firm in Czech nuclear bid .”
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Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:14am
The Real “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Continues
When Hilary Clinton visited Laos last week, no one expected her to emulate West German Chancellor Willy Brandt when he fell to his knees on his 1970 visit to the Warsaw Ghetto. But still, the Secretary of State’s appearance was the first of its kind since the Vietnam War, when the U.S. dropped more bombs on the small country than it had on Germany and Japan combined during World War II.
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Friday, June 1, 2012 - 7:39am
A Place for the Afghanistan War In This Election?
The polls keep coming: America has had more than enough of the ten-year old Afghanistan War, to the point where Republicans now don’t even like it. Unfortunately, though, this war yet to wear out its welcome where it counts – with the major party presidential candidates. Meaningful debate on this in the presidential race? Forget about it.
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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 8:31am
War Crimes Hypocrisy
Asked whether Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was a war criminal, U.S.
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