Truth, Transparency, Trajectory and Trump…

— By Jerry Cates. First draft created on 6 July 2018, first published on 9 July 2018, and last expanded/edited on 10 July 2018. © Govinthenews Vol. 9:7(1). Jack, the Quintessential Truth-teller… This 4th of July I was pleased to spend some quality time with an old and very dear friend. Like me, he’s at ...

Why Donald and Melania Trump Really Don’t Care…

— By Jerry Cates. First draft created on 21 June 2018, published on 21 June 2018, and last expanded/edited on 22 June 2018. © Govinthenews Vol. 9:6(1). As all my readers know, I’ve been silent on this website since October 2017. It wasn’t because I couldn’t think of anything to write regarding the abysmal state ...

Who Needs a Semi-Automatic?

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 3 October 2017 and last expanded on 5 October 2017. © Govinthenews Vol. 8:10(1). As I write this, Americans in general, and the inhabitants of Las Vegas, Nevada in particular, are still reeling at the horrendous aftermath of what presently amounts to the worst mass shooting in U.S. ...

Donald Trump’s Kitchen

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 28 July 2017 and last expanded on 17 August 2017. © Govinthenews Vol. 8:7(2). This Wednesday Anthony Scaramucci proved he was worthy of being on the Trump Team. He called Ryan Lizza, at The New Yorker, to find out who leaked his dinner plans that night to him ...

Obama’s Chickens

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 27 July 2017 and last expanded on 28 July 2017. © Govinthenews Vol. 8:7(1). Interesting thing about chickens. They always come home to roost. Past President Barack Obama, along with his partner in crime Hillary Clinton and a host of senior aides and officials associated with the Obama ...

Donald Trump: The Next Lion of the Western World…

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 23 February 2017 and last expanded on 26 July 2017. © Govinthenews Vol. 8:2(1). William Manchester’s scholarly biography of Winston Spencer Churchill, entitled “The Last Lion”, provides excellent insight into Churchill’s character and the historical period during which he served the British Crown and the peoples of the ...

Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 22 March 2017 and last expanded on 26 July 2017. © Govinthenews Vol. 8:03(1). Pay attention, Senators and Representatives in the U.S. Congress, and all the employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and every other alphabet agency within the U. S. Government. Pay very ...

Kusikitisha Kukatisha Obama

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 19 December 2016 and last expanded on 19 December 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:12(5). In the following, Swahili words and phrases are interspersed as a means of explaining and elaborating on the title to this article. For those who celebrate their African roots, especially those with roots in ...

Karma’s Real Name

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 15 December 2016 and last expanded on 15 December 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:12(4). Karma, they say, is a … I won’t write it. It’s a bad word, one that starts with “b” and rhymes with “witch.” You know the one. Of course, karma — the net value ...

Gen. Petraeus & American Accountability

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 4 December 2016 and last expanded on 20 December 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:12(3). Gen. Petraeus went on television Sunday, 4 December 2016, renewing and expanding upon his oft-repeated mea culpa of 26 March. Speaking afresh on camera at ABC’s “This Week” he said “Five years ago, I made ...