Which platform is 'extreme'?

by Jane Chastain -- I find it a bit ironic that leading Democratic spokespeople are now downplaying the importance of their party's platform, particularly since they spent a good portion of last more…

Obama's women: Clueless government gals

by Jane Chastain -- Barack Obama is going to war with Mitt Romney. He isn't fighting this war alone. He is fighting it with some women. Not just any women, he has more…

Democrats demand your fair share

by Jane Chastain -- I was born into the Democratic Party. When I became old enough to question my family's political roots, I was told, "Democrats are the party that cares about more…

Obama picked Paul Ryan

by Jane Chastain -- Obama has no one to blame but himself. While Romney was mulling over a list of possible running mates, it was the president who made the selection of more…

How to solve the housing crisis

by Jane Chastain -- President Obama inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression, but he has done nothing to get us out of the current economic mess. After three and a more…

Where was God?

by Jane Chastain -- The tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., has led many to ask the question, "Where was God?" 
The simple answer is God is where He has always been – more…

Gutting welfare reform: No laughing matter

by Jane Chastain -- There is a new political joke going around. Question: What is the difference between Romney supporters and Obama supporters? Answer: Romney supporters sign the front of their checks. more…

Where have all the workers gone?

by Jane Chastain -- (With apologies to Pete Seeger) Where have all the workers gone? Long time passing Where have all the workers gone? Long time ago Where have all the workers more…

Prayer or Prozac?

by Jane Chastain -- This week, the nation celebrates its 236th birthday. Most birthday parties are joyous occasions. However, this one should be a time of reflection and thanksgiving for those who more…

Feminism's ugly muffin top

by Jane Chastain -- Definition of muffin top: A slang term used to describe the phenomenon of overhanging fat that spills over the waistline of pants or skirts in a manner that more…