Populism 101

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(8). ——————————– What does Populism mean? What is its history? How is it manifested today? Its Permanent Hold on the Soul of American Politics Populism separates “the common people” from “the elites.” Today the term ...

Conspiracy Theory 101

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(7). ——————————– What makes a conspiracy theory? What kind of person does it attract? Has history been kind? Dr. Strangelove and Conspiricism It may seem odd to begin a discussion on conspiracy theory by reviewing ...

Was 9/11 An Inside Job?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(6). ——————————– What was the REAL power behind the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the U.S.? Some doubt the commonly-accepted media accounts of the events that took place on 9/11. These doubts have spawned ...

The American Revolution (1775-1783) to the Present

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(5). ——————————– What Made America Unique Then? What makes us Unique Today? The American Revolution, most agree, was an unusual phenomenon in the history of the world. It transitioned a colonial enterprise from monarchical subjugation to republican independence. ...

Way to Go, Joe Wilson?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(4). ——————————– “The (Wordsmith)… is at his best when he concentrates on questioning and clarifying and avoids the specialist’s obsession with solutions. He betrays society when he is silent or impenetrable or, worst of all, ...

Earth To Congress: Clean Up Your Act!

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(3). ——————————– I’m a naturalist, not a political scientist. You may wonder, then, why I’ve devoted my writing skills (limited as they are)–and a huge chunk of my time (which, again, is a scarce commodity)–to ...

Representative Democracy 101

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(2). ——————————– —–de-moc-ra-cy Function: noun     Inflected Form(s): –es    Etymology: Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek demokratia    1 a : government by the people : rule of the majority b (1) : a ...

Personal Communications with our Legislators

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 17 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(1). ——————————– 1per·son·al Function: adjective    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French personnel, personel, personal, from Late Latin personalis, from Latin persona person + –alis -al — more at PERSON    1 : of or relating to ...