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Sean Gonsalves is a syndicated columnist and news editor with the Cape Cod Times.
Obama's Opening Moves
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Now is the time to mobilize so we can establish the style, pace and structure of Obama's presidency.
Why You Should Work Less
Posted on: Oct 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Americans are working longer hours and taking less time off -- an unhealthy habit that heightens stress and lowers life expectancy.
Our Rights Are Under Attack
Posted on: Oct 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Recent steps by the FBI and other law enforcement organizations have severely undermined the right to privacy.
Why It's Hard to Change People's Minds
Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet
A new study shows that after being exposed to information contradicting their ideas, most people still cling to their prejudices.
Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction
Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Free market ideology comes down to socialism for the rich, capitalism for everybody else.
Respected Academic Denied Entry into U.S.
Posted on: Jul 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Our government finds it necessary to protect Americans from academics who disagree with Bush.
Will Wikileaks Revolutionize Journalism?
Posted on: Jul 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet
While journalists should view Wikileaks with some skepticism, it cannot be ignored. Welcome to the brave new world of investigative reporting.
Who Cares About the Vice President?
Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The VP used to be a bench-warmer called in to perform PR tasks. When did vice presidents become important political figures?
What Liberal Media?
Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet
If the media are so liberal, why did most mainstream news outlets swallow Bush's lies about Iraq?
We Must Combat Government Secrecy
Posted on: Jun 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Under Bush, access to information has been increasingly restricted in the name of national security at levels never seen before.
How the Government Is Passing Secret Laws
Posted on: May 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The government is undermining our rights by making laws in secret. Surprise, surprise.
Whistle-Blowers Under Attack
Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The government's attempt to gut a law protecting whistle-blowers does not bode well for our First Amendment rights.
Our Great 'Secretocracy'
Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Government secrecy does not make us safer; it undermines the Constitution.
The News Media: Watchdog or Lap Dog?
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet
It is becoming more and more difficult for the news media to undertake serious investigative reporting.
A Bad Week for Journalism
Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Why Americans should care that print journalism is going down the drain.
Murky CIA Activity at Military Outposts
Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Foreign military bases have served as launch pads for American military adventures. Increasingly, they are also being used as CIA 'black sites'.
The Color of Wealth
Posted on: Apr 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet
To have a truly productive conversation about race we must address the wealth disparities that perpetuate racial inequality.
There's Nothing Wrong with Rev. Wright
Posted on: Mar 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The manufactured controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright ignores the tradition of 'prophetic preaching' in African-American churches.
Why Does Congress Leave War to the President?
Posted on: Mar 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet
You wouldn't know it from the past 50 years of American history, but Congress has the legal authority to curb presidential warmongering.
Candidates, Remember the Constitution?
Posted on: Mar 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Clinton keeps saying she has experience. But all that her record shows is how good she is at undermining the Constitution.
Did Clinton Underplay the Gender Card?
Posted on: Mar 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet
If Clinton had focused on women's roles in the economy, maybe we wouldn't be talking so much about the Senator from Illinois.
Understanding the Obama Surge
Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet
I like Clinton as a person. But I don't vote based on whether I'd like to have a beer with a candidate.
Hillary Clinton's Superdelegate 'Firewall'
Posted on: Feb 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Why Obama may win more votes, but Clinton will get the party's blessing.
What Is the Point of Congress?
Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet
That's what a lot of folks are wondering, including petitioners in Vermont who want Bush and Cheney arrested for crimes against humanity.
Where Are the Working Class Heroes?
Posted on: Jan 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet
These days we don't want to hear from poor folk. Today's motto is: The poor should not be seen, nor heard. It's survival of the richest.
What Happens When Politicians Promise Change
Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet
It is hard to imagine the candidates providing much change when their political strategists are the same crew who've been around for years.
What Does the Future Hold for Us?
Posted on: Jan 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Now is the time to consider our utopian dreams and confront our dystopian nightmares.
Juicing Up Baseball Players and Mercenary Soldiers
Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Using steroids to bulk up isn't just a problem in baseball, but it's afflicting law enforcement in New York and Blackwater mercenaries in Iraq.
The Missing Link in Creationism
Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet
How can social conservatives deny Darwin's theory of evolution while espousing social Darwinism?
The Get-Tough- On-Crime Bug is Making Us Sick
Posted on: Dec 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet
By imposing tougher penalties on those who break the law, we're becoming a society that is cutting off its nose to spite its face.
Music for the Brain
Posted on: Nov 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Scientists might not be sure exactly how it works, but musically and artistically inclined students are better readers and mathematicians.
Uncle Sam's Favorite Targets
Posted on: Nov 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet
The Army's high desertion rates are prompting Uncle Sam to fish harder for high school seniors to join the ranks.
How to Improve No Child Left Behind
Posted on: Nov 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet
When reforming the No Child Left Behind Act, it would be good to consider the different ways people learn and the different kinds of intelligence.
What's Going on with High School Dropouts?
Posted on: Nov 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet
No Child Left Behind imposes serious consequences on schools for low test scores, but regarding dropout rates -- where students are literally left behind -- it barely does anything.
How Racism Affects IQ
Posted on: Oct 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Closing the education gap between races requires a critical look at early education and health care disparities -- not unfounded statements that black people are less intelligent.
Why Have the Children Been Left Behind?
Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Bush's ironically-named No Child Left Behind program cheatsschools out of money and time.
Building a Case to Fight Iran
Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Is the Lieberman-Kyl amendment a stepping stone to waging a preemptive war on Iran?
The Whole (Jena 6) Story?
Posted on: Sep 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet
You can't claim the moral high ground in the struggle for racial justice with a beat-up white kid at the bottom of the pile.
The Problem with (Spy) 'Chatter'
Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Amid all the chatter over the New England Patriots' "spy gate" scandal, the question is: what do Bill Belichick's video man, Bush patriots and the USA Patriot Act have in common?
The Counterterrorist Companion
Posted on: Sep 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet
The new book, 'The Counterterrorist Companion,' is an amusing reminder that the most potent weapon in the fight against terrorism is to not be terrorized.
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