Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Is Antithetical To American Values April 10, 2015
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 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.
“American Sniper”: Clint Eastwood’s American Horror Story By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
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 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.