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Sean Gonsalves is a syndicated columnist and news editor with the Cape Cod Times.
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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