With some 60 million residents in the USA living in common interest developments (CIDs and HOAs), these locations are typical villages of self-government. If you live in one of these communities, you know the story. Beyond these villages, other communities are village-like in the way they operate and the way they govern their affairs. Such is the style and character of political parties and the associations which revolve around those parties. Every once in awhile, ALTACITIES likes to check in on the 'social current see' that flows from and around these parties, as in the content that follows.