Republican Non-Candidates for President & V.P. in 2016

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  15 November 2014, was last revised on 3 January 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:11(3). —————————— [Ed. Note: before today, 3 January 2016, the last time this article was revised was on 13 April 2015. All revisions made today will be in maroon type, so the reader will be ...

Jonathan Goober… Confessions of a Lovable Deceiver.

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  12 November 2014, was last revised on 20 November 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:11(2). ——————————- Jonathan Gruber is an M.I.T. health economist with a unique perspective on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He’s a real stand-up guy who loves to speak his mind. He’s also a stand-out member of ...

Republican Control of Congress: Embracing Reality with Civility.

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  5 November 2014, was last revised on 28 November 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:11(1). ——————————- In a wave election that — in many if not most locales throughout the U.S. — exceeded even the most optimistic expectations of America’s conservative base for midterm voter turnout, Republicans have wrested ...

Ron Klain: America’s Last Straw?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  17 October 2014, was last revised on 26 October 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:10(2). ——————————- The world is presently suffering the latest, and apparently most serious Ebola epidemic in recorded history. Ebola, also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), is thought to be spread to humans via its ...

Bill O’Reilly’s Mercenary Army

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  3 October 2014, was last revised on 12 December 2015. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:10(1). ——————————- O’Reilly’s Push for Creation of a Mercenary Army to fight Terrorism On “CBS This Morning,” while promoting his new book, “Killing Patton,” Bill O’Reilly launched into a spirited exposition of his views regarding ...

Emily Walker, in Lingerie, on a Prayer Rug, in Harvard Yard?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  18 May 2014, was last revised on 1 October 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:05(2). ——————————- On 16 May 2014 Emily Walker, a 2011 honors graduate from Harvard College, published a commentary on Fox News in which she complained about Harvard’s public appearance of tolerance for an on-campus anti-Catholic ritual Black Mass ...

Driving Friendly

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  11 May 2014, was last revised on 19 May 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 5:05(1). ——————————- The Texas state motto, Friendship, was adopted by the Forty-first Texas Legislature in February 1930. The motto is appropriate, because the word Texas (alternately spelled Tejas and pronounced “TAY-hoss”) is the Spanish pronunciation of a Caddo Indian word which, ...

Dialoging with Elephants: Jonathan Haidt and The Righteous Mind

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on  17 November 2013, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 4:11(2). ——————————– My wife and I recently spent a delightful evening with a group of genuine native Texans, all but one of whom hailed from the little town of Snyder, at the gateway to the ...

Never Mind God, The Golden Rule is Dead…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 6 June 2013, was last revised on 26 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 4:6(5). ——————————– The Golden Rule is not mentioned expressly in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, or the Bill of Rights. It is so much a part of these documents that their authors didn’t ...