John Boehner is a hypocrite

by Jane Chastain -- How can you tell if a politician is lying? If his (or her) lips are moving. So goes one of the oldest political jokes. It would not be more…

Murphy Brown in combat boots

by Jane Chastain -- Twenty years ago, Vice President Dan Quayle stepped on a liberal land mine by stating the obvious: The (then) extremely popular television show "Murphy Brown" was sending the more…

Is Gingrich a 'consistent' conservative?

by Jane Chastain -- Newt Gingrich has billed himself as the more "consistent conservative" in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. According to Gingrich, he engineered the 1995 Republican takeover of more…

The 'P-factor'

by Jane Chastain -- The "P-factor" is a force that cannot be ignored by the pilot of an airplane. Depending on the directional rotation of the propeller, it causes the airplane to more…

The Mormon divide

by Jane Chastain -- In this election, one of the most disturbing lines to come from some of my Christian brethren is "I will never cast a vote for a Mormon for more…

'Work' is a 4-letter word

by Jane Chastain -- There are certain words most people consider unacceptable in polite conversation. Most of them have four letters. Thus they are commonly referred to as four-letter words. Monday night, more…

Mitt has the skill but not the will

by Jane Chastain -- "U.S. government files for Chapter 11


" That should be the headline the day after the new president takes over next January. Chapter 11 is not bankruptcy, per se; more…

Gingrich and climate change

by Jane Chastain -- "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." Mark Twain Does a leopard change its spots? Does a tiger change its stripes? Newt Gingrich is what more…

Need a little Christmas?

by Jane Chastain -- Christmas is, without a doubt, the happiest holiday of the year. The hustle and bustle, the decorations, the lights, the parties, the holiday cheer usually bring a smile more…

Obama's unwanted Christmas gift to America

by Jane Chastain -- Ronald Reagan correctly stated that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." The very last thing more…