To all our loyal readers and contributors:
Gov in the news is a nonpolitical, non-partisan website devoted to discussing topics pertinent to governance in today’s global community, today’s world. Emphasis is on government in the United States of America, with particular emphasis on laws and governmental practices that affect our environment.
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Our best is all we can promise. Sometimes, particularly when the subject matter touches on sensitive matters, our best is not enough. When that happens, the better approach is to cease trying in the present until, at some time in the future, the topic can be returned to with clarity and understanding, in an atmosphere that fosters genuine expression without engendering the basest of human emotions.
Thanks for bearing with us as we press forward in our feeble attempts to thread the turbulent waters of today’s politics in America.
Govinthenews Editor in Chief
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