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 the sum of ...

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 ...

Shakedown 101: Peanut Gallery Ruminations on Trump’s Carrier Deal

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 3 December 2016 and last expanded on 3 December 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:12(2). So, the Trump Team saved a bunch of jobs at Carrier (800-1100, depending on whose figures are used) and another bunch at Ford, within days of Trump winning the election. This was good news ...

Stark Contrasts: The Trump Team Shows Obama How…

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 1 December 2016 and last expanded on 4 December 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:12(1). Today Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence visited the Carrier Air Conditioning manufacturing plant in Indiana, celebrating the decision by United Technologies to keep over 1,100 jobs in Indiana that they’d earlier planned ...