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.
Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Is Antithetical To American Values By
New “religious freedom” laws are a last-ditch effort to fend off threats to traditional conservatism, which has been continuously upended for 50 years. Yet they’re bound to make these socio-cultural backwaters even less appealing
Herrenvolk Israel: Netanyahu And The Decline Of Israeli Liberalism By
What America wants to see in Israel is a plucky little liberal democracy bravely standing up for its persecuted people. Instead, it’s a right-wing bully -- bigoted, arrogant, aggressive, self-righteous, militant and ultimately very dangerous.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Since Selma And Vietnam By
It’s been 50 years since the march on Selma and U.S. Marines landing in South Vietnam. Yet little has changed, as domestic issues take a backseat to American-led wars being fought farther and farther from our shores.
Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Israel’s Nukes? By
Netanyahu wants to talk about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but why isn’t anybody talking about Israel’s not-so-secret arsenal?
India’s Tilt Toward America And Israel By
While China continues to flex its growing military muscle in Asia, India’s cultivating allies and building up its military kit in a way that poses a serious threat to Chinese power in the region that few others there can match.
When Christian Slaughtered Christian: The Horror Of Holy War By
Only someone without any clue about the horrors of the history of Christian religious wars would call on Obama now to accept and use the language of Holy War. Yet, as study after study shows, nuance isn’t the right wing’s strong suit.
America’s Need For Hero Kings By
Pliant, weak tyrants like Jordan’s King Abdullah II are the mask -- poorly fitting though it happens to be -- that keeps the charade going that the U.S. is, in fact, the good guy.
Saudi Arabia: Between Iraq And A Hard Place By
An inflexible, oil-rich state run by an elderly, out-of-touch elite in cahoots with kleptocratic, self-dealing vested interests, how long does Saudi Arabia have to wait for a true reformer? And what’s going to happen in the meantime?
“American Sniper”: Clint Eastwood’s American Horror Story By
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 on the viewer.
A Huckabee Presidential Bid? Stay Tuned By
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.