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 ...

Project Gun-Runner: 2011 Testimony Before the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform

— This article, written by Jerry Cates, was first published on 9 September 2011, and was last revised on 29 April 2014: Project Gun-Runner, also known as Fast-And-Furious, appears to be a serious example of governmental misconduct. Because it led to the deaths of uncountable numbers of Mexican citizens south of our borders, and to the ...

Let’s All Sit Down Together…

At the 2011 State of the Union Address by President Obama, Republican and Democrat legislators will sit together for–according to those who claim to know such things–the first time in American history. Mark Udall (I-UT), called on legislators on both sides of the aisle to set aside partisanship: “The President’s State of the Union address ...

Journalism & Commentary: Responsibilities All Around

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 10 January 2011, was last revised on 18 May 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 2:1(1). ————————- It has now been four days since Arizona Representative Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords and 18 others were gunned down in a hail of bullets outside a Safeway in Tucson. Gabby, now known to have ...

Populism 101

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(8). ——————————– What does Populism mean? What is its history? How is it manifested today? Its Permanent Hold on the Soul of American Politics Populism separates “the common people” from “the elites.” Today the term ...

Conspiracy Theory 101

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(7). ——————————– What makes a conspiracy theory? What kind of person does it attract? Has history been kind? Dr. Strangelove and Conspiricism It may seem odd to begin a discussion on conspiracy theory by reviewing ...

Was 9/11 An Inside Job?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(6). ——————————– What was the REAL power behind the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the U.S.? Some doubt the commonly-accepted media accounts of the events that took place on 9/11. These doubts have spawned ...

The American Revolution (1775-1783) to the Present

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(5). ——————————– What Made America Unique Then? What makes us Unique Today? The American Revolution, most agree, was an unusual phenomenon in the history of the world. It transitioned a colonial enterprise from monarchical subjugation to republican independence. ...

Way to Go, Joe Wilson?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(4). ——————————– “The (Wordsmith)… is at his best when he concentrates on questioning and clarifying and avoids the specialist’s obsession with solutions. He betrays society when he is silent or impenetrable or, worst of all, ...