My 2016 Dream Team

by Jane Chastain -- I know it's early, but if I could pick the 2016 nominees for president and vice president out of a crowded Republican field today, the choice would be more…

GOP barks at wrong 'big bad wolf'

by Jane Chastain -- Fairytales are simple lessons for children of good versus evil. The villain is easy to spot. Often it's a big bad wolf. This week, frustrated Republicans, anxious to more…

Obama surrenders to Iran, Boehner to Obama

by Jane Chastain -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave John Boehner a lesson in leadership by risking his political career to come here to address a joint session of Congress. In more…

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…