The power of 1

by Jane Chastain -- Much has been written about the power of one. One person can literally change the world. Most of us look at such individuals as exceptional people, those blessed more…

McConnell to newbies: Drop dead!

by Jane Chastain -- There are twelve new faces in the Republican Senate caucus this year. Each won a hard-fought victory. They all made big promises on the road to Washington, promises more…

Softy Republican senators: Disgraceful

by Jane Chastain -- In the run-up to the November election, President Obama rightfully said that he wasn't on the ballot but his policies were. Voters responded and sent a strong message more…

Whiny little Mitch McConnell

by Jane Chastain -- This is the month the rubber will meet the road when it comes to illegal immigration. Does the new Republican-controlled Congress mean what it says on this subject, more…

Obama declares war … on Alaska

by Jane Chastain -- Finally, Obama has declared war, not on tyrants like Iran's Ali Khamenei or bullies like Russia's Vladimir Putin, or even the Islamic militants who are dedicated to our more…

Getting beyond the State of the Obama Union

by Jane Chastain -- President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union message to a Congress that is now completely controlled by Republicans. In case you missed it, here is a more…

10 predictions for the new Congress

by Jane Chastain -- Despite, thousands of letters, emails and phone calls, John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives, but it wasn't an overwhelming show of support. Twenty-five brave more…

Dump Boehner and his budget!

by Jane Chastain -- The time has come to put away the holiday decorations and prepare for the new year. It's also time to deal with an old piece of business, the more…

The greatest gift of all is waiting for you

by Jane Chastain -- Holidays are special times. They offer a brief respite from our regular routine. It's a chance to get together with family and friends. Holidays give us an opportunity to forget more…