Donald Trump: Phony Christian

by Jane Chastain -- OK, "The Donald" put his foot in his mouth again over the weekend at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. No one who has more…

Why GOP's 'Bernie Sanders' is on the rise

by Jane Chastain -- Some are baffled that Donald Trump has ridden a sea of controversy to near the top of the polls of GOP presidential candidates. The same head-scratching is going more…

Justices trade Constitution for crystal ball

by Jane Chastain -- Last week's back-to-back Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage shows just how far we have come from the government established by our Founding Fathers. The checks more…

Why John Kasich scares me most

by Jane Chastain -- OK, he's not officially in the race, and in the early polls he's near the bottom, but I predict one of the last Republican candidates standing in the more…

Lessons from Denny Hastert

by Jane Chastain -- Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert has been indicted for allegedly structuring bank withdrawals of $952,000 to evade bank reporting requirements and then making false statements to more…

The Clintons' 'get rich quick' schemes

by Jane Chastain -- When Bill Clinton became president, he had earned a maximum salary of $35,000 as governor of Arkansas and another $5,000 from honorariums from speaking fees. His wife, Hillary, more…

A salute to a modern explorer

by Jane Chastain -- As a child, I was fascinated by stories of exploration. I wanted to be an explorer. My bubble burst when I discovered that most of the planet on more…

The Clinton 'shred of evidence' that matters

by Jane Chastain -- For all practical purposes, the Clintons are a political team. In the run-up to the 1992 presidential election, we were told we could "buy one, get one free." more…