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 ...

Pros & Cons: GMO Food Production…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 9 June 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:06(01). This update chronicles related news stories from 2013… —————————– The Purpose of this Article This article, which was originally published on 9 June 2012, continues to evolve, bolstered by news reports, books and papers ...

The Texas Massacre That Saved Thousands of American Lives 1

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2013, was last revised on 12 February 2017. © Govinthenews Vol. 4:5(3). Between 1987 and 1991 I and my old friend, the late Darrel Cross, often enjoyed lunch together at the Luby’s Cafeteria at 1705 East Central Texas Expressway, in Killeen, Texas. Darrel was the administrator ...

IRS Wrong-Doing…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 17 May 2013, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 4:5(2). —————————– As an American businessman who has been running small business enterprises for almost 60 years (I got my start selling papers at age eleven, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in 1954), I ...

A New Draconian Bipartisan Gun Control Bill… 1

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 12 April 2013, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 4:4(1). —————————– Manchin’s big mistake Watching and listening to Joe Manchin (D-WV), on 12 April 2013, as he tried to justify the bill he and Pat Toomey (R-PA) coauthored on gun control (ironically titled The Public Safety ...