Sean Gonsalves

Sean Gonsalves is a columnist and editor with the Cape Cod Times. He can be reached at sgonsalves@capecodonline.com

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’
It's not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things... When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why But why wonder why wonder I am green, and it'll do fine It's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be
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Monday, May 24, 2010
A Virtual ‘Act of Faith’
The largest body of secrets are not contained at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia but about 30 miles up I-95 near Annapolis Junction, Maryland.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Diogenes - That’s My Dog
There's a time and place for every ism. And right now, cynicism is fashionable.Actually, having come into this world in 1971, I don't remember a time when cynicism was not the in-thing. It just seems to be at an all-time high at the moment - to the point where it's not just popular but obligatory, though I can't provide you with any longitudinal studies to back me up. The lament is not a new one and it certainly won't be the last either. And a good argument can be made for why we need cynics. They are the yang to the ying of American optimism.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
‘High Quality Real Estate Business’
I'm too embarrassed to tell you about all of the violent revenge fantasies I played out in my mind after my car was broken into two weeks ago. Even being the victim of petty crime was enough to trigger an inexplicable urge for retribution. But in my more reflective moments, I realize that kind of emotional response -- which has also characterized the broader debate on the politics of crime fighting -- is about as productive as shoveling snow in a blizzard.
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Monday, April 12, 2010
The Tax Clock Is Ticking
The clock is ticking. And not just for last-minute tax filers. The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the fiscal year. And you know what that means. As Congress takes up the FY2011 budget this summer, tea-sipping fiscal hawks will be circling Capitol Hill squawking about the deficit amid a chorus of angry voices screaming for an extension of Bush-era tax cuts that disproportionately benefited that minority of Americans with incomes over $250,000.
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Monday, April 05, 2010
Event Horizon: War on Physics?
Phew. We're still here. Thanks be to the God-particle! That was a close one. Or not. Maybe you missed it but those crazy European physicists cranked up the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and, lo and behold, we haven't been sucked into oblivion! If you listened carefully, you may have heard the clink of Champagne flutes, celebrating the achievement.
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Monday, March 29, 2010
A Field of Memes
Living in a place without a real spring, I have to simulate the vernal equinox in my mind through an annual ritual of reading baseball books.
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Monday, March 15, 2010
Racing in Circles for Education Reform
Listening to school-choice cheerleaders you'd swear charter schools were the magic answer. The Way out of the "crisis" in public education. So I was surprised to learn last week the Stanford New Charter School made the Golden State's preliminary list of "persistently lowest performing" schools.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Paranoid Politics: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
A few weeks ago we had Joe Stack, crashing his plane into an IRS building in the name of tax freedom. Next up: last week's assault on the Pentagon at the hands of John Patrick Bedell in which two Pentagon police officers were wounded before the well-dressed gunman was shot and killed.
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Monday, March 01, 2010
Revenge of the Herd
Maybe you had the impression Republicans were "strong on defense" and that conservatives consider terrorists to be an unappeasable threat to civilization. Then came Joe Stack - the anti-tax, anti-government software engineer who plane-bombed an IRS building in Texas two weeks ago, killing two civilian employees. Frankly, I didn't pay it much mind until Republican Congressman Steve King said he can empathize with Stack and conservatives everywhere started lauding him as a "hero."
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