The best news out of Iowa

by Jane Chastain -- The best news out of Iowa is not that Ted Cruz won or that Donald Trump's political gamble of skipping the last debate, like a sulking child, likely more…

Trump's fear of Megyn Kelly

by Jane Chastain -- Donald Trump is skipping Thursday's night's GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox News anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace and holding his own town hall instead. more…

Santa Sanders' appeal: We all like free stuff

by Jane Chastain -- If you are flummoxed as to how an aging, hard-core, avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders is leading in New Hampshire and nipping at Hillary Clinton in the national more…

State of the Family speech trumped SOTU

by Jane Chastain -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama, once again, told us that "the state of our union is strong." Our citizens know differently. Here's what more…

The Cosby-Clinton connection

by Jane Chastain -- The recent revelations about Bill Cosby have turned the nation's decades-long love affair with the actor into one of disgust, even repulsion. This raises the question: How long more…

Why Christmas matters

by Jane Chastain -- Last week, I went into the Gap to buy a gift card for a young friend of ours. I asked for one that said "Merry Christmas," and the more…

The refugee grinch in the White House

by Jane Chastain -- Cold, heartless, cruel, callous, merciless, hard-hearted! Those are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Republicans and others who want to put the more…

Defund Planned Parenthood yourself

by Jane Chastain -- This week, Congress will present President Obama with a bill to fund the government through the remaining fiscal year, and Obama will veto it. Why? Because the bill more…

Obama declares war!

by Jane Chastain -- Seven years into his presidency Barack Obama finally found his mojo and declared war! Americans were astonished that within three weeks of the bloody Paris attacks, the U.S. more…

Young refugees: Send 'em to fight in Syria

by Jane Chastain -- "Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motive." – Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" President Obama still is refusing more…