Fixing Stupid

—  This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 November 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:11(1). —————————– “Somewhere between the angels and the French lies the rest of humanity.” Mark Twain. —————————– When Samuel Clemens penned the words quoted above he was not paying the French a compliment. The ...

Regarding Benghazi…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 2 November 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:11(01). —————————– In 1872 Lewis Carroll published his book “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.” Buried in that book was an intriguing poem entitled “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” The lesson taught ...

Mister Accountability

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 29 October 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:10(03). —————————– The following memorandum is posted on the White House website, and has been posted in the Federal Register. It mirrors a number of important promises Mr. Obama made during his initial campaign ...

Bill O’Reilly: Off The Rails on “Heavy Weapons”

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 July 2012, was last revised on 3 October 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:07(02). —————————– “If the FBI is alerted that somebody is buying 60,000 heavy-duty rounds, they’re going to check it out, because that’s what anti-terrorism is! That’s what they do!… You’re telling me you object ...

Military Drones for Domestic Surveillance…

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 16 May 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:1(1). The U.S. Constitution is crystal clear about the rights of the government to spy on its own citizens. It can’t. Over the years, that explicit prohibition — which the founders meant to be ...

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 12 February 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:2(1). From my earliest childhood, I’ve wondered what it would be like to have a president, in the U.S. White House, of the likes of our very first president, George Washington. He was ...

Drones, In and Out of Government…

Drones, In and Out of Government...
— This article, written by Jerry Cates, was first published by Govinthenews on 1 January 2012. It was last revised on 29 April 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 3:1(1). Drone — (DROH-nn) noun: 1. A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey. Its only function is to mate ...

Half of America Doesn’t Believe…

— This article by Jerry Cates was published on 7 December 2011; it was last revised on 28 April 2014. © Govinthenews Vol 2:12(1). Believe in what? That’s the question, isn’t it? What do we believe in, and what don’t we? Religion? God? Freedom? Entitlement? Exceptionalism? Rugged Individualism? What?!! Anyway, half of America doesn’t. Believe, that ...

Congressional Insider Trading: Criminal Behavior?

—  This article by Jerry Cates, published on 19 November 2011, was last revised on 29 April 2012. © Govinthenews Vol 2:11(2). ——————————— Fraudulent trading in securities is succinctly defined in title 17 of the Commodity and Securities Exchanges, part 240 of the  general rules and regulations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, subpart A, which ...

Amending the Constitution: Would a Balanced Budget Amendment be Good or Bad for America?

— This article, written by Jerry Cates, is a work in progress that was first published on 19 November 2011, and was last revised on 29 April 2014. —————————– The reader is invited to study the material in the following references, to get a foundational frame of reference on which to base an informed opinion on ...