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Tom Gallagher was a Bernie Sanders delegate elected from California's 12th Congressional District. He is the author of "The Primary Route: How the 99 Percent Takes on the Military Industrial Complex."

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Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx March 31st 2016 by Michael Vadon, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton's Disastrous California Poll The Democrats are in danger of nominating a massively unpopular candidate -- Hillary Clinton.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 16, 2016
Bernie Sanders and the Superdelegates Are the Democratic Convention superdelegates the ace in the hole of the party establishment? We're getting ahead of ourselves here.
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Green Party should stop running presidential candidates. The Green Party will have a better chance of success running candidates on the local level.
From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 15, 2012
Vote For the War Criminal -- It's Important! An argument that choosing the lesser of two evils is a vey important part of politics that can't wished away and shouldn't be denied.
What Happened (Hillary Rodham Clinton) book cover, From WikimediaPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 17, 2017
Ponies for the people? A response to the Clinton view of the Sanders campaign Hilary Clinton's new book actually goes to the heart of the differences the Sanders wing has with her policies.
From commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Senators_visit_Afghan_National_Police_Academy,_witness_demonstration_DVIDS369244.jpg: How far will we go with Bernie Sanders on his challenge to corporate dominance?, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Bernie Sanders campaign and the great fear on the American left The Sanders campaign tests how much we really believe the American people will share our critique of corporate dominance if they ever really get to hear it.
Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx March 31st 2016 by Michael Vadon, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 6, 2016
An Old-Time Convention In Philadelphia? When Bernie Sanders delegates actually vote for their candidate at the Philadelphia convention, instead of going for pretend unity, they will be adhering to a long and honorable democratic, and Democratic tradition.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 10, 2020
Rare Bernie Sanders foreign policy lapse in New York Times questionnaire Even a candidate as good as Bernie Sanders can overstate the U.S. right to militarily intervene in the rest of the world.
Sanders 2016, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2015
The Significance of Bernie Sanders's Decision to Enter the Democratic Primaries Bernie Sanders takes a thirty year government career of agitating for the interests of the working class into the presidential primaries.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2019
Nancy Pelosi and the impeachment that wasn't Nancy Pelosi explained that she thought the Iraq War was "not a ground for impeachment".
From InText
(35 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Only Bernie - 2020! Yes, there are other good candidates, but ... With so many candidates, Sanders supporters cannot afford to flirt with other candidates, lest the superdelegates re-emerge on a second convention ballot.
Bernie Sanders Defines Democratic Socialism Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cited Martin Luther King Jr. and Franklin Roosevelt as he defined what the term .democratic socialism. ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 19, 2020
To Paul Krugman on this Bernie Sanders and socialism thing We explain to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman that Bernie Sanders really is a socialist.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 8, 2013
Americans -- The Only Ones Not In On the Secret Seldom has Washington looked more out of touch with the rest of the world than now as it seeks the extradition of Robert Snowden while harboring Robert Seldon Lady
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 9, 2020
Boomer, hold thy tongue. People who agree with Sanders on the issues need to stop undermining his candidacy.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 9, 2016
We Need to Explode the Myth That Hillary Clinton Is the Stronger Candidate -- and We Need to Do it Fast. Hillary Clinton gets a large number of votes from people who believe she would be the stronger candidate in November. All evidence suggests this is not true.
From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Whose Secrets Is the US Protecting These Days? Rasies the question of why the FBI, a taxpayer-funded agency of the US government protects the interests of multinational corporations who primary allegiance is not necessarily the US.
Rep. Keith Ellison's support for DNC Chair now extends beyond Sanders supporters., From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2017
The Keith Ellison DNC Challenge The challenge for the Sanders movement is to make itself part of the permanent political landscape.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2017
A Thought for Bernie Sanders: Maybe He Should Join the Democratic Party? Any decision as to Sanders's political status is obviously ultimately his to make, of course. Yet his oft-stated point, "It's not about me, it's us" -- so central to his campaign -- does suggest that the consideration is a legitimate matter for all of "us." And one can't help but wonder if Bernie Sanders couldn't add a measure of clarity to the current situation.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 11, 2014
Those Still Going on about Ralph Nader Electing Bush in 2000 Should Desist After 13 years, it's time to stop calling for Nader to apologize for what George Bush, particularly when Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Barack Obama are not called upon to apologize for what they've done.
Joe Biden at McKinley Elementary School, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2020
So, Joe Biden, Here's the Deal Want Bernie Sanders's supporters? You gotta show them something.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 16, 2019
My opponent (on the left) has outspent me 30-1 - and I'm kind of okay with that Does solidarity have a place in an electoral contest? Should progressive candidates go all out against each other, or save their powder for the corporate establishment types?
Mark Penn, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 8, 2017
Move to the center! And then? Move to the center! The New York Times has published an opinion piece about a fantasy world where the Democrats are losing because they've been captured by the left.
Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency.svg., From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2020
Break up the CIA! Just like ICE, the CIA needs its legitimate aspects reassigned and the illegitimate ones ended.
Bernie Sanders - His foreign policy might not represent the radical change we want, but it's not the same old, either., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2015
On Bernie Sanders's Foreign Policy Bernie Sanders's foreign policy may not represent the radical change that we might want, but it is not exactly the same old same old, either.
Kim Jong-un - Caricature Posterized, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Yes, Mr. Newman, the North Koreans Are Still Upset About That War The story of the detention of Korean War veteran Merrill Newman is a reminder of just how oblivious Americans can be.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2020
Dealing with Biden, the D.N.C., and the rest of it, post-Sanders Before going #DemExit, consider the American electoral system as it really exists.
The Nancy Pelosi collective, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 3, 2017
San Francisco Democrats tell Pelosi to Oppose Syria War San Democratic Central Committee backs Barbara Lee's HR 1473, The Prohibit Expansion of Combat Troops Into Syria Act. Tells Nancy Pelosi to do same.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 21, 2013
Tony Blair Finds the Trouble Within Islam This is for those of you who will never forgive Tony Blair for the cover he gave George Bush for the invasion of Iraq.
From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Democratic National Committee race hits the homestretch Thomas Perez would represent a continuation of the vision Democratic Party as a party of the people that competes with the Republicans for corporate money.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 4, 2016
Third Party Loyalists: Insanity Redefined or Political Attention Deficit Disorder? A century of failure suggests it's time to give up on the "third party" strategy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2018
Tragedies and statistics: Jamal Khashoggi and Brent Taylor Even if the death of one is a tragedy and the death of a million a statistic, sometimes the tragedy can illuminate the statistics.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 28, 2013
42: A Good Retelling of the Jackie Robinson Story Leaves Out Some Interesting History Despite Branch Rickey's attempts to say it wasn't so--the Communists really did have something to do with integrating baseball.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California., From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 26, 2020
Sanders: Now more than ever The Sanders campaign message has never been more to the point.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2019
What's the right way to end the Afghanistan War? Leave. A look into the twisted heart of the American foreign policy establishment that wants to extend the seventeen-year war in Afghanistan.
Dan Rather reflects on anniversary of Kent State shootings Dan Rather reflects on anniversary of Kent State shootings., From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 22, 2020
What the class of '70's Old New Left might have talked about at their cancelled reunions If 1970's young voters had kept the faith, Bernie Sanders would be the Democratic nominee.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 14, 2019
San Francisco Democrats adopt Venezuela stance diametrically opposed to Pelosi's Bucking the city's top Democrat, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, SF Democrats oppose Venezuela intervention.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and Germany is still a good idea. Much as people might find it hard to reconcile, Donald Trump is right on removing American troops from Afghanistan and Germany.
Vietnam War, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
Joe Biden, don't let Donald Trump run as the antiwar candidate! America wants to hear Joe Biden tell how he will end the Forever War.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 1, 2019
A progressive primary for San Francisco? Can San Francisco's left unite around a challenger to Nancy Pelosi?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Foreign policy - the primary debate's final frontier Do we really want a third Democratic presidential nominee who voted for the Iraq War?
Russian Hacker, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 23, 2020
Russia Accused of a Plot to Steal Vaccine Research! The search for a vaccine is a global project, not a national or corporate one.C
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 27, 2020
Killing them softly with sanctions When it comes to economic sanctions, the cure can be deadlier than the disease.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2016
If You Mean It, Hillary Clinton, Say It Loud If Hillary Clinton wants support from Sanders supporters she needs to speak to their issues.
California State Capitol Building | Sacramento, California C. | Flickr1024 ├-- 683 - 331k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 4, 2017
A California fix from out of old Massachusetts? The California legislature blocked single-payer health-care legislation for four years. This couldn't happen in Massachusetts where citizens have the "right of free petition."
voting booth, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2015
Only in America? The False Dichotomy Between Movement Building and Electoral Politics "Some day never comes." The time for both electoral politics and movement building is now.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2019
Not all innocent Muslims killed are remembered in the same way Two incidents of innocent Muslims killed because they were in the wrong place at the wrong team have received drastically differing media attention.
Bernie Sanders supporters, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sanders Supporters Are Not Sheep; They're the Future After the Sanders campaign, American politics will never be the same -- and that's a good thing.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 18, 2013
The Charmed Life of John Kerry Remembering the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, let's not forget the enablers. The great disservice Secretary of State did to the antiwar movement as a presidential candidate.
Nancy Pelosi Tries To Quiet Democrats At State Of The Union | NBC News Speaker Pelosi holds up a hand and tries to quiet Democrats as President Trump talks about immigrant caravans during the State of the Union address., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The President and the Speaker - Foreign policy twins separated at birth? Nancy Pelosi joins Donald Trump in the regime-change beat.
Hillary Clinton with Tony Blair, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2016
Does Hillary Clinton Actually Have Superior Experience? One of the pillars of the Clinton is her supposed superior experience. Was it?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 6, 2012
California Labor Gets a New Monument But No New Rights California governor repeatedly stiffs labor at the same time as farmworker history is honored.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The San Francisco School Board and the public's trust The appearance of frivolous government poses a danger to progressive causes.
Senator Hillary Clinton at the DNC Health Care Caucus, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2015
On Medicare-for-All, Clinton Reminds Us That She's Part of the Problem At the third Democratic debate Hillary Clinton knowingly distorted the impact of a single-payer health insurance system.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Capitol, policing, rhetoric, and the left The wrong choice of words may make the wordly appear naïve.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
They're Biden's wars now Joe Biden has inherited the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, just as his two predecessors did.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 26, 2012
George McGovern and Second Chances The gap is described between George McGovern and what has followed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Do we really want to talk to the white working class, or just at them? White privileges, or everyone's rights? Preach or persuade?
The underlying issue in all the debates: The role of big money in politics., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 13, 2016
Sanders and Clinton After Michigan: A look at the map. In states that Democrats have won in the past and can win again, it is Sanders who is the stronger candidate.
Soldier with SA80 and Underslung Grenade Launcher on Patrol in Afghanistan, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Donald Trump wants to withdraw from Afghanistan? I support that. Ending the Afghanistan War would be a great thing, no matter who did it.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2016
To All the Clinton Supporters on the Left -- Please Come Home! A plea to Hillary Clinton's supporters on the left to support the candidate who actually supports their issues. Bernie Sanders.

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