Author : Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Jeffrey Cavanaugh About Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Jeffrey Cavanaugh is a Mint Press political analyst and columnist specializing in international relations and US policy. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations, specializing in International Security and Conflict. He has worked as a political science and public administration lecturer at Mississippi State University. Cavanaugh also writes about farm politics and policy, where his work has appeared in agriculture news publications in Illinois.
L’affaire de Salaita And The Israel Lobby’s Cardboard Castles By
How one relatively unknown professor’s dismissal from an unremarkable department at a big state university reflects the weakening pro-Israel lobby.
The Racial Shift In The Class Of 2026 By
The racial makeup in American schools is shifting toward majority-minority. Is what we’re leaving to the Class of 2026 something we should be proud of?
ISIS Is Doomed — Unless We Intervene Further By
Despite ISIS foolishly trying to show its strength through a beheading, the prospects for the group going forward are decidedly grim -- unless, of course, the U.S. adds boots on the ground to its military power in the sky.
Ferguson Reveals Racists In Libertarian Clothing By
There are two kinds of libertarians: true believers in the constitution and racists hiding behind the constitution. Determining what kind of libertarian someone is, though, is as easy as asking his or her opinion on Ferguson.
Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even Capitalists By
“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.”
The Police Are Here To Preserve Disorder By
Every Mayberry has a SWAT team and authorities are eager to unleash riot police on the public. This wasn’t the case 50 years ago, so how’d we get here?
The Tea Party’s Tet? By
Something like a mini-Tet and its aftermath are currently playing out in Republican politics, a realm in which the Tea Party and the GOP are going at it, hammer and tongs.
The Ebola Crisis And What We Might Learn From “Idiocracy” By
Solutions to problems like Ebola might be forthcoming, but treating erectile dysfunction is more lucrative, so that’s the priority.
The Pope Is Anti-War And Pro-Palestinian. Are Catholics? By
Pope Francis articulates a vision of social justice and compassion that necessarily upsets power and Jeffrey Cavanaugh
The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power By
Six decades ago, the head of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission forecast an era of electricity that would be “too cheap to meter,” so what happened?