Stories by Sean Gonsalves

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Posted on: Nov 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There's a huge disagreement between those who want to see a change in policy and those who think Iraq is merely being 'mismanaged.'

Posted on: Nov 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush says he's in a bipartisan listening mood, but nominates Rumsfeld's ideological body-double?

Posted on: Nov 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Simply castsing a vote won't get us out of this mess. We have to hold our elected leaders' feet to the fire.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Poll taxes disguised as voter fraud protection? Pull off the Halloween masks, and it's 1966 again.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Now Bush plans to fight war in space, based on the imperialistic idea that whoever controls space will dominate earth.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Persian road we're traveling looks just like the war path we beat to Iraq.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As with Iraq, a policy of regime-change in Iran is being camouflaged as disarmament by the Bush administration.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Picking and choosing which international law to obey is the surest way to undermine 'higher morality.'

Posted on: Sep 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Slandering the U.N. as 'ineffective' is more popular than NASCAR racing -- but there have been no nuclear conflicts since the U.N. was formed.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Every time war cheerleaders put on their skirts and start shaking their pom-poms, I see masked fear.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

While defense CEOs are reaping a post-9/11 windfall, real wages for most people stagnate.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The president's press conference was one big Real-Men-Stay-the-Course regurgitation, as if retooling our grand strategy.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Bushies would do well to take a serious refresher course on military history.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The three guiding principles behind the speech of Dr. Oxy Moron.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

News flash: insurgencies can't exist without popular civilian support.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush isn't fighting a war in Iraq; he's presiding over an occupation as a civil war unfolds.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Don't choke on the clichés at the mid-term elections; take this quiz to see if your BS-recognition skills are up to speed.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Arguing that immigration is a national security issue is both right and wrong.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Our willingness to invade a country without nukes, while being 'diplomatic' with N. Korea, sends a clear message to the tyrants of the world.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The ability to make war is power. But is there any other kind of power more effective than military might?

Posted on: Jun 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Strict-father politics -- 'compassionate conservatism' -- is alive and well.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

How do we have pundits rationalizing the 'need' for unprecedented presidential powers in this 'new kind of war' with no end in sight?

Posted on: May 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

True patriotism is emerging right now -- triggered by the Bush administration's disregard for the Constitution.

Posted on: May 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

So, what's the big deal if our own government spies on us to make sure we're not terrorists?

Posted on: May 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

More rhetorical red flags and falsehoods in the political spin zone.

Posted on: May 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In the pursuit of wordology, I offer the following rhetorical warnings that serve as a kind of lie detector in discussing politics.

Posted on: May 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Disproving the many myths Bush would have you believe about the estate tax.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Aspiring aristocrats think that taxing the wealthy is punishment --but individual wealth is impossible without the labor and ideas of others.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

With the Bush leak scandal, the impeachment debate is sure to heat up -- but impeachment only leaves us with Cheney.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

During times of war, keeping track of the administration's euphemisms is a big part of understanding the political reality.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book makes a bulletproof case for why the U.S. should leave Iraq immediately.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There are holes in our language that have yet to be filled, and as a new book explains, it can be fun to coin them.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Black folks don't need platitudes about do-gooders; such superficial treatment of black history only sparks resentment.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why critique fundamentalist Christian politics? Because I come out of that tradition.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush loyalists continue to point to Bush-haters' accusations of WMD 'lies' as evidence of their hate.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A real tough choice is having to choose between paying your student loan bill or having your lights cut off.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The aphorism is the shortest form of wisdom teaching; its purpose is not to make you feel warm and fuzzy, but to challenge you.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Shouldn't questions of foreign policy today inspire a Madisonian re-evaluation of the theory of unitary executive?

Posted on: Jan 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A recent book explores America's propensity for bullshit -- now, let's apply this to Bush critics who say he lied about Iraq's WMD.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book of classic witticisms comes in handy, amid today's sorry state of political discourse.