Stories by Sean Gonsalves

Sean Gonsalves is a syndicated columnist and news editor with the Cape Cod Times. subscribe to Sean Gonsalves's feed

Posted on: Dec 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In keeping with traditional year-end contemplation, I offer 'special collection program' as a phrase to watch next year.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Martin Luther King, the most celebrated dove in American history, was spied on because he was considered a threat. That means none of us is safe.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why some Christians oppose secularization while engaging in the commercialization of Christmas, I don't understand.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Though it's chock-full of well-worn phrases, I offer these clichés in service to my country.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new, nonpartisan report examines whether there is a correlation between tax cuts and job creation.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Confused about the Bush administration's double speak on torture? Concerned about the nefarious impact of pop culture on our children? Dr. Moron clears the air.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Readers took great exception to the idea that the NBA's dress code was racially unjust.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

New rules are aimed at making the African American-dominated sport more palatable to the corporate crowd.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Legacies can have value, when they're not abused.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A brief glimpse into the state of American political discourse.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There's nothing remotely game-like about the breakdown of government in the Gulf Coast.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

'Time banking' acknowledges that everyone can contribute a way to help.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

We won't know the truth about Katrina until we've listened to those who have suffered in her wake.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There is still hope for Katrina's victims, but we must ignore the cold analyses of the deeply uncompassionate conservatives.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's time to put the 'War on terror' in historical perspective.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Those who cannot remember the past are not necessarily condemned to repeat it.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Team owners and politicians play big-money games with fans and taxpayers.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What is appeasement? Not what the neocons want you to think it is.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What right-wingers call 'blame America first' is really just common sense.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Fox News speaks up for the poor, downtrodden white male.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Our Orwell dust bin nominee this week is the neoconservative shibboleth "rational discrimination," which is the idea that using skin color to predict criminal behavior is perfectly rational.

Posted on: May 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Charity without reciprocity only serves to stroke the moral egos of those doing the giving and doesn't really help those who need a hand-up.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Polls show that most Americans are deluded about how giving we really are, collectively.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Judicial activism has become a conservative code word for "liberal" judges whose decisions don't toe the conservative ideological line.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

This week, let's examine what has become an oxymoronic euphemism -- "customer service."

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If Bush represents those who would rather "err on the side of life," it puts anyone with other legitimate moral concerns in a defensive position, having to explain how they could possibly not want to "err on the side of life."

Posted on: Mar 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Righteous violence is the answer, and nonviolence doesn't work. If you believe that, then the ruling elite have got you right where they want you.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The new PC is about doling out Scarlet Letters through public moralistic scrutiny of individual private behavior with little or no concern for matters of public interest or institutional morality.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The phrase "support our troops" has become code for supporting the war. But it doesn't logically follow that such a sentiment means supporting the policies that unnecessarily put troops in harm's way.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is it acceptable for blacks to use the n-word while whites are morally castigated for it?

Posted on: Feb 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I announce the rebirth of this column as a vehicle for exploring the political language of our day, an effort to "simplify," as Orwell did; to expose "stupid remarks" in all of their obvious "stupidity."

Posted on: Jan 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A decade ago at the Earth Summit in Brazil, the U.S. and the rest of the so-called developed world pledged to increase aid levels to at least 0.7 percent of national income – a mark the U.S. is far from.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A place populated by people who measure themselves, ethically, by the highest ideals and not by the barbarous behavior of their enemies, i.e. "at least we don't behead people."

Posted on: Jan 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If the laws of economics are on the same plane as the laws of nature, what's so bad about answering the call from victims of economic storms?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A red-herring argument or fact is defined as "something that distracts attention from the real issue." Watch out for the oil-for-food red herring.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If know-nothing politicians can weigh in on sports, can't athletes legitimately voice their political opinions?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Committed Christians must move beyond personal charity to address economic and social conditions

Posted on: Dec 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Using scripture to engage Bible-believers on moral grounds could be a way to reach an influential demographic.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Some things don't have to be about you for there to be something in it for you.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The evangelical right doesn't have a monopoly on "moral values," nor do they have a monopoly on proper and rigorous biblical interpretation.