Earth To Congress: Clean Up Your Act!

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(3). ——————————– I’m a naturalist, not a political scientist. You may wonder, then, why I’ve devoted my writing skills (limited as they are)–and a huge chunk of my time (which, again, is a scarce commodity)–to ...

Representative Democracy 101

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 18 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(2). ——————————– —–de-moc-ra-cy Function: noun     Inflected Form(s): –es    Etymology: Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek demokratia    1 a : government by the people : rule of the majority b (1) : a ...

Personal Communications with our Legislators

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 17 May 2010, was last revised on 1 June 2013. © Govinthenews Vol. 1:5(1). ——————————– 1per·son·al Function: adjective    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French personnel, personel, personal, from Late Latin personalis, from Latin persona person + –alis -al — more at PERSON    1 : of or relating to ...