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: 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.