Stories by Sean Gonsalves

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Posted on: Aug 31, 2007, Source: AlterNet

This year's Executive Excess 2007 report found that "top executives averaged $10.8 million in total compensation, which is 364 times the pay of the average American worker."

Posted on: Aug 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The national media have fallen short on providing context in the "war on terror," aiding and abetting America's foreign policy cataracts problem.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Author Edward W. Wood Jr. gives a WWII veteran's take on the dangers of glorifying war.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

PBS will soon air a new documentary by Ken Burns about World War II. Let's hope it's an honest discussion of the War, without all the myths.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

No matter how many times a disturbed white male shoots up a school, church or workplace, bombs an abortion clinic or is arrested for being a serial killer, nobody raises questions like: is something wrong with white suburban culture?

Posted on: Jul 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet

We interrupt this episode of <i>As The World Burns</i> and turn our attention to America’s other national pastime.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Yes, the days of state-sanctioned segregation are still a thing of the past and integration may not be the ultimate answer. But being color-blind is no way forward.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Is anyone surprised that Scooter Libby's 30-month sentence was commuted?

Posted on: Jun 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet

OK, I admit it. I was excited when I first heard the CIA was going to show us the "family jewels." But now that I've seen the "jewels" it all seems rather anti-climatic, about as satisfying as Geraldo's exploration of Al Capone's vault.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

While Islamophobes and the "liberal" media have us focused on the theoretical threat of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, there's not much public discussion about the real threat of cluster bombs.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Who's more ridiculous: "Christian" Islamophobes obsessed with the "threat to civilization" posed by "Islamofacism" or atheist evangelists who think religion is the root of all evil?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

I feel such gratitude toward Congressman Ron Paul for his comments during the Republican presidential debate that I just might vote for the guy. You sure as hell don't hear Democrats talking like that.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

If it’s true that "syllables govern the world," then you gotta give it up for aphorists.

Posted on: May 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

If America's true patriots aren't willing to organize on a massive scale, then we had better get used to business as usual.

Posted on: May 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

For there to be a progressive movement in this country -- an evolutionary leap forward in the way we relate to each other and the environment -- we need massive direct action.

Posted on: May 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The obvious upside of blogging is the advancement of public discourse democratization. But, with every technological advance, there's a Faustian bargain.

Posted on: May 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Why is it that conspiracy theories are almost always regarded as nutty, paranoid fantasies until right-wing America starts talking about global warming?

Posted on: Apr 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It's annoying that whenever hip hop is criticized, the worst examples are held up for ridicule. Talking about pop gangsta rap as if it were synonymous with "black hip hop" is like talking about Kenny G as if he were representative of all jazz.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The American public has wrongly been typecast as moody, ignorant and inconsistent even though poll after poll shows evidence to the contrary.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Lullabies aren't just for kids. In this "information age," you can have your adult mind rocked to sleep with propaganda.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Pursuing the "life of the mind" and taking full responsibility for the choices you make has nothing to do with intellectualism, elitism or being an "expert."

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How to combat the anti-intellectual virus.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Short of genocide -- dropping nukes -- there is no military solution to guerrilla insurgencies in Iraq. It's elementary, really.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Kucinich isn't the first to call for a Department of Peace -- the notion has been around since the days of Thomas Jefferson -- and it's time to put those ideas into action.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Some words of wisdom for pragmatic peace advocates.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The goal in counter insurgency warfare should be to capture hearts and minds, which is why minimal force and humanitarian efforts are key.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How can a group of people who had their power stripped from them for so long still have so much strength?

Posted on: Feb 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Not to be confused with supporting the troops' civilian bosses ...

Posted on: Feb 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

There are plenty of "Monday morning quarterbacks" when it comes to the Iraq war. Let's not fall into the same trap with Iran.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Why sports metaphors don't work for war.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The second casualty of the U.S.-led war in Iraq is the meaning of the word sovereignty.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Behind all the Kumbaya-ism in this federal holiday is a prophetic preacher who talked not just about race, but about war and poverty.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Behind all the Kumbaya-ism in this federal holiday is a prophetic preacher who talked not just about race, but about war and poverty.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The death anniversary of a great spiritual leader provides insight into the distinction between "good" and "evil" and what passes for "religious" today.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Dr. Oxy Moron sheds some light on how to make predictions for the new year in such uncertain times.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In a recent interview Bush said that he was reading "King Leopold's Ghost." What exactly did he learn from a book about a foreign occupier using violence to "liberate" the occupied and establish "free trade"?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Americans may vote for a black presidential candidate, but would they vote for a black Democrat with pragmatic-progressive values and policy ideas?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What happened to the ideas of democracy and freedom that were among the rationales for the invasion and occupation of Iraq?

Posted on: Dec 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

"Cut and run" or "stay the course." Fight the terrorists here or fight them over there. Post-9/11 society is a world of either/or's, but success in the middle east requires more than two options.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Craig Damrauer gives mathematical expression to unspoken nuances of contemporary life in America.