America’s Electoral College: Warts, Genius, and All…

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 27 November 2016 and last expanded on 30 November 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:11(2). In America, what do we call a candidate for U.S. president who loses the popular vote, but wins the electoral college vote? Uh… “President”? Yep. According to history, that’s exactly what Americans call such ...

Democrats in Exile

— By Jerry Cates. First published on 21 November 2016 and last expanded on 26 November 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:11(1). Now that a new American president — a Republican, no less — will be taking the oath of inauguration on 20 January 2017, top Democrats in office are reacting in typical fashion. That’s a ...

Is Secrecy Dead?

— By Jerry Cates, et al. First published on 29 October 2016, this article was last expanded on 20 November 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:10(5). This article, which is in process, explores recent fluctuations in the worldwide concepts of governmental and personal privacy & secrecy. Records, observations, and reports on the perturbations involved have chronicled ...

Voter Fraud: A Third Rail of American Politics

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 20 October 2016, and was last revised on 23 October 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:10(4). So, Donald Trump is the most dangerous candidate for U.S. President, ever? Even some of the commentators on Fox News are parroting that line, and political “authorities” on all fronts ...

Straws, The Camel’s back, and… Our Only Fall-back Choice is Gary Johnson?

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 14 October 2016, and was last revised on 15 October 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:10(3). I well remember the allegations that swirled around Bill Clinton’s sex life in the mid-1990’s. At first, I did not believe it. Bill was so convincing in his denials. It ...

The FBI Must Be Abolished and Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch Must be Investigated for Criminal Misconduct

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 12 October 2016, and was last revised on 12 October 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:10(2). The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are charged with faithfully upholding the U.S. Constitution. If they fail in that charge, the consequences are dire. Further, ...

Cajonesculture: pros and cons of growing and maintaining a healthy pair

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 11 October 2016, and was last revised on 11 October 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:10(1). This is a serious post, about a serious issue affecting all Americans, concerning a crucial subject that is rarely discussed, especially today. Little information exists on this topic, and there ...

The Arrogant, Spoiled-Child Donald Trump…

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 26 September 2016, and was last revised on 28 September 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:9(2). Yes, the man is arrogant, and some of the answers he provided and the side comments he made were similar to those one might expect from a spoiled child in ...

Bye, Bye, Amazon…

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 26 September 2016, and was last revised on 27 September 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:9(1). Sometimes you just have to stand on principle. This is one of those times. Amazon.com is today one of the world’s prime (!) suppliers of books and just about everything ...

The New, Re-Made, Humble Trump…

— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 19 August 2016, and was last revised on 22 August 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:8(3). —————————— Today, for the first time ever, Donald Trump and his campaign managers — including his son Eric — unveiled something all his supporters have been wanting from the very ...