When 'balanced' is unbalanced

by Jane Chastain -- There are certain words that are overused in Washington. They have proven effective in covering a multitude of sins and soothing an angry electorate: These words include "compromise," more…

Charlie Rangel preaches Jesus

by Jane Chastain -- "What would Jesus do?" is a popular question posed by Christians facing moral dilemmas. However, the man using it over the weekend was none other than Charlie Rangel, more…

I'm shocked! NEA endorses Obama

by Jane Chastain -- The bumbling vice president who was put in charge of: touting the administration's record on transparency (his speeches are often off-limits to the press); ensuring that the $787 more…

Needed: A 2nd declaration of independence

by Jane Chastain -- On July 4, 1776, the American colonists boldly declared their independence from Great Britain. It is that act that we will celebrate over this long holiday weekend. But, more…

The takeaway from the Weiner scandal

by Jane Chastain -- It would have been a cold day in hell before Anthony Weiner resigned on his own. He tried to make it appear as if he were doing the more…

Sarah who?

by Jane Chastain -- Sarah Palin. The very mention of her name invokes a strong response from almost everyone. You either love her or hate her. (Count me in the former category.) more…

Hillary's advice for Weiner's wife

by Jane Chastain -- You can't make this stuff up. An arrogant, 46-year-old New York congressman, who imagines himself to be above reproach, accidently broadcasts a picture, intended for a college coed, more…

No more free lunch!

by Jane Chastain -- If you still believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, you haven't been to school lately. On any given school day 31.6 million children sit more…

The only candidate who can fill Huckabee void

by Jane Chastain -- Mike Huckabee's departure left many wondering who will fill the void left by the charismatic former governor of Arkansas, whose popularity with social conservatives had him at or more…