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By Tom Motko (August 23, 2021) It’s been days of listening to pundits and politicians wringing their hands and doling out blame over the “loss” of Afghanistan to the corrupt Afghan elites we don’t like from the corrupt Afghan elites we do like. George W. Bush lied to the American people in 2003 that the ..
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By Tom Motko (September 27, 2019) Perhaps an allegory: In 1971-72, I was part of a mission gathering tactical intelligence in what would become the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. This was pretty important stuff because the right intercept at the right time could save the lives of other poor suckers like me trying to ..
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  By Tom Motko (September 18, 2015) As a democratic socialist of many years myself, this graphic demonstrates my issue with many Bernie Sanders supporters who seem to want to run from socialism although their candidate happens to be a socialist (Democratic Party supporters/members who are themselves pro-capitalist but find the Clinton gang distasteful).

  By Tom Motko Maybe it was Jerry Garcia doing “Shady Grove” with David Grisman on the iPod that lifted me into the cloud of nostalgic whimsy; maybe it was just a flashback. No matter. I found myself thinking about how music has threaded its many colors through the fabric of my life.

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