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.
Catching A Glimpse Of America’s Future In Ferguson By
The demographic, cultural and economic changes unfolding in America will eventually leave the country looking a lot like Ferguson today: divided between a rich, white minority establishment and a largely disenfranchised, multi-racial
Why Conservatives Have Turned Against Education Reform By
Conservatives are approaching Common Core as if it were some kind of communist plot intended to put a nail in the coffin of the notion of American exceptionalism by teaching U.S. schoolchildren the facts about history and, worse, science.
ISIS And The Middle East’s Long Con By
Two weeks have passed since the United States initiated a war against the group known as the Islamic State and, like clockwork, the obvious has occurred. First, the Islamic State’s advance has been more or less checked where most experts thought it would be: along Iraq’s
Post-Heroic America Throws A Temper Tantrum By
Like children who cannot understand why they should eat their vegetables, Americans are unhappy with the idea that there are limits we must face up to and confront.
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?