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Stories by Sean Gonsalves
Sean Gonsalves is a syndicated columnist and news editor with the Cape Cod Times.
Fathers and the Fog of War
Posted on: Jun 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Strict-father politics -- 'compassionate conservatism' -- is alive and well.
I Just Don't Get It
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?
True Patriotism Emerges
Posted on: May 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet
True patriotism is emerging right now -- triggered by the Bush administration's disregard for the Constitution.
No Need to Worry
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?
'Historical Grievances' for Dummies
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.
Repeal of Estate Tax Benefits Wealthy
Posted on: May 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Disproving the many myths Bush would have you believe about the estate tax.
Greed, Envy and 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.
Imping Weeds in the Bushes
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.
Black History Is American History
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.
Behind the Curtain
Posted on: Feb 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Why critique fundamentalist Christian politics? Because I come out of that tradition.
'Bush-Haters:' Mistaken Or Lying?
Posted on: Feb 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Bush loyalists continue to point to Bush-haters' accusations of WMD 'lies' as evidence of their hate.
'Tough Choices' for Whom?
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.
An Exercise in Mental Fitness
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.
What Would James Madison Do?
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?
The Danger of BS
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.
Viva La Repartee
Posted on: Jan 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet
A new book of classic witticisms comes in handy, amid today's sorry state of political discourse.
Who We Are
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