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.
The Islamic State Is Doomed — Unless We Intervene Further
The Islamic State Is Doomed — Unless We Intervene Further By
Despite the Islamic State 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
Ferguson Reveals Racists In Libertarian Clothing
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
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
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?
The Tea Party’s Tet?
The Tea Party’s Tet? By
Something like a mini-Tet and its aftermath are currently playing out in Republican politics, a realm in which the Tea Party and the GOP are going at it, hammer and tongs.
The Ebola Crisis And What We Might Learn From “Idiocracy”
The Ebola Crisis And What We Might Learn From “Idiocracy” By
Solutions to problems like Ebola might be forthcoming, but treating erectile dysfunction is more lucrative, so that’s the priority.
The Pope Is Anti-War And Pro-Palestinian.  Are Catholics?
The Pope Is Anti-War And Pro-Palestinian. Are Catholics? By
Pope Francis articulates a vision of social justice and compassion that necessarily upsets power and privilege.by Jeffrey Cavanaugh
The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power
The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power By
Six decades ago, the head of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission forecast an era of electricity that would be “too cheap to meter,” so what happened?
Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments
Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments By
Everybody’s eyes are on Hillary Clinton, but Elizabeth Warren might be the one Democrats should be watching if a golden calf is what they hope to avoid.
In Saudi Arabia, A Generational Game Of Thrones
In Saudi Arabia, A Generational Game Of Thrones By
For the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s geriatric rulers, there may be no better time than the present to secure the future, which is slipping ever faster out of their grip.