Farming and food stamps: The joke is on us

by Jane Chastain -- There is an old joke about the Department of Agriculture: One day, a bureaucrat in that arcane agency noticed a co-worker with a long face. He inquired, "Why the long more…

Needed: Linguistics counselor for Trump

by Jane Chastain -- Every president has a multitude of counselors: national security, economic, health, environment, etc. Some serve officially. Others are at his beck and call. This president, however, is sorely more…

Comey's new book: Don't buy a word of it

by Jane Chastain -- James Comey was an imposing presence at the FBI. At 6-foot-8 he was head and shoulders above most, and from this lofty perch he often looked down his more…

Easter reality check: The gods that tempt us

by Jane Chastain -- This is the week that Christians prepare themselves to commemorate Christ's death and resurrection. By far, it is the most important event on the Christian calendar. Without Christ's sacrifice, more…

Newsflash! Reason prevails at 1 university

by Jane Chastain -- On Monday, reason prevailed as Indiana University of Pennsylvania's president, Dr. Michael Driscol, announced that senior Lake Ingle would be allowed to return to his religious studies class more…

'Dreamers' should be thanking Trump

by Jane Chastain -- Monday was the latest ugly demonstration by the so-called "Dreamers," the young people who were supposedly brought here by their illegal parents as small children and, we are more…

Another group to blame for Parkland: ACLU

by Jane Chastain -- President Trump has argued, correctly, that Nikolas Cruz should have been reported and that this information should have prevented him from buying a gun as expressed in this more…