100th Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide Reflects A Politically Inconvenient Reality May 18, 2015
A massacre can be termed genocide in one country, an atrocity in another, or something barely worth mentioning in a third. But at what point can we all agree to use the “G”-word? The answer to that question is largely a political
Ferguson And Now Baltimore Prove There’s No Free Lunch By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
We pay, one way or the other, for the way our country leaves the poor out on a limb and far from a leafy gated community.
Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Is Antithetical To American Values By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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 places to live, work and invest.
Herrenvolk Israel: Netanyahu And The Decline Of Israeli Liberalism By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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 Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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.
When Christian Slaughtered Christian: The Horror Of Holy War By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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.