“American Sniper”: Clint Eastwood’s American Horror Story January 23, 2015
In Clint Eastwood’s latest war flick, Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, is told by his father that there are three kinds of people: wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs. Yet whether Kyle is a wolf or a sheepdog depends
A Huckabee Presidential Bid? Stay Tuned By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
The unchurched, agnostics and atheists now outnumber Bible thumpers like Mike Huckabee and the voters who support him. With this trend set to continue well into the future, it’s no wonder the Fox huckster is rushing to explore the campaign trail.
Erik Prince: America’s Harbinger Of Death, And Democracy? By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
The Blackwater founder’s movements can be read like tea leaves: Wherever he goes, tragedy and death surely follow, trailed by tens of millions of dollars.
Like Eric Garner, We Are All Caught In A System Designed To Fail Us By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Like the cop who choked out Eric Garner, our corrupt, unjust and unbalanced system is crushing the life out of the economy for everyday working people, who are increasingly falling behind and becoming ever more insecure as time goes on.
Tracing America’s Legacy Of War From Atlanta To Aleppo By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Union Army Maj. Gen. Sherman understood the full extent of the cruelty, atrocities and death that are required to “win.” Looking now toward the Middle East, it’s important to consider to what extent we’re willing to take our actions to succeed.
The GOP Shows What Fear And Loathing Can Do In An Election Cycle By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
With Dems largely unlikely to turn out for non-presidential elections, the GOP was able to use a manipulative strategy of fearmongering and playing on people’s ignorance to get its voter base to the polls, eager to “take this country back.”
The Right To Vote Shall Not Be Infringed — Or Shall It? By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Is the right to vote as much of a right as we think it is? Despite a number of amendments to the Constitution that have expanded access to voting booths, the Constitution still doesn’t approach voting with a positive “one person, one vote” theory.
Catching A Glimpse Of America’s Future In Ferguson By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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 majority.
Why Conservatives Have Turned Against Education Reform By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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.