Fixing Stupid

—  This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 November 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:11(1). —————————– “Somewhere between the angels and the French lies the rest of humanity.” Mark Twain. —————————– When Samuel Clemens penned the words quoted above he was not paying the French a compliment. The ...

Regarding Benghazi…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 2 November 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:11(01). —————————– In 1872 Lewis Carroll published his book “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.” Buried in that book was an intriguing poem entitled “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” The lesson taught ...

Mister Accountability

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 29 October 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:10(03). —————————– The following memorandum is posted on the White House website, and has been posted in the Federal Register. It mirrors a number of important promises Mr. Obama made during his initial campaign ...

Bill O’Reilly: Off The Rails on “Heavy Weapons”

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 July 2012, was last revised on 3 October 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:07(02). —————————– “If the FBI is alerted that somebody is buying 60,000 heavy-duty rounds, they’re going to check it out, because that’s what anti-terrorism is! That’s what they do!… You’re telling me you object ...

Military Drones for Domestic Surveillance…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 16 May 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:1(1). The U.S. Constitution is crystal clear about the rights of the government to spy on its own citizens. It can’t. Over the years, that explicit prohibition — which the founders meant to be ...

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 12 February 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:2(1). From my earliest childhood, I’ve wondered what it would be like to have a president, in the U.S. White House, of the likes of our very first president, George Washington. He was ...

Drones, In and Out of Government…

Drones, In and Out of Government...
— This article, written by Jerry Cates, was first published by Govinthenews on 1 January 2012. It was last revised on 29 April 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:1(1). Drone — (DROH-nn) noun: 1. A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey. Its only function is to mate ...