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: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Now is the time to mobilize so we can establish the style, pace and structure of Obama's presidency.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Americans are working longer hours and taking less time off -- an unhealthy habit that heightens stress and lowers life expectancy.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Recent steps by the FBI and other law enforcement organizations have severely undermined the right to privacy.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows that after being exposed to information contradicting their ideas, most people still cling to their prejudices.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Free market ideology comes down to socialism for the rich, capitalism for everybody else.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our government finds it necessary to protect Americans from academics who disagree with Bush.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

While journalists should view Wikileaks with some skepticism, it cannot be ignored. Welcome to the brave new world of investigative reporting.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The VP used to be a bench-warmer called in to perform PR tasks. When did vice presidents become important political figures?

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If the media are so liberal, why did most mainstream news outlets swallow Bush's lies about Iraq?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Under Bush, access to information has been increasingly restricted in the name of national security at levels never seen before.

Posted on: May 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The government is undermining our rights by making laws in secret. Surprise, surprise.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The government's attempt to gut a law protecting whistle-blowers does not bode well for our First Amendment rights.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Government secrecy does not make us safer; it undermines the Constitution.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It is becoming more and more difficult for the news media to undertake serious investigative reporting.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Why Americans should care that print journalism is going down the drain.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Foreign military bases have served as launch pads for American military adventures. Increasingly, they are also being used as CIA 'black sites'.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

To have a truly productive conversation about race we must address the wealth disparities that perpetuate racial inequality.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The manufactured controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright ignores the tradition of 'prophetic preaching' in African-American churches.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

You wouldn't know it from the past 50 years of American history, but Congress has the legal authority to curb presidential warmongering.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Clinton keeps saying she has experience. But all that her record shows is how good she is at undermining the Constitution.

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Why Obama may win more votes, but Clinton will get the party's blessing.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Now is the time to consider our utopian dreams and confront our dystopian nightmares.

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.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How can social conservatives deny Darwin's theory of evolution while espousing social Darwinism?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush's ironically-named No Child Left Behind program cheatsschools out of money and time.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Is the Lieberman-Kyl amendment a stepping stone to waging a preemptive war on Iran?

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.

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?

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.