GOP: Ignore the shutdown bogeyman

by Jane Chastain -- Will there be a government shutdown? If Senate Democrats and President Obama refuse to cooperate with the GOP-led House of Representatives and begin the process of cutting the more…

Not funny, Obama

by Jane Chastain -- A typical text from a 20-something on the Obama budget would read, "OMG, LOL" That would, of course, assume that the sender did not come through our public more…

Media fiddle while U.S. burns

by Jane Chastain -- The unrest in Egypt is unsettling. The possibility that the country could fall under the control of the Muslin Brotherhood would cause numerous dangerous problems. The news media more…

Just say no to feminists' boot camp

by Jane Chastain -- If someone approaches you in a shopping center parking lot and asks you to finance a boot camp for radical feminists, would you: a) laugh, thinking it was more…

Flimflam artist vs. the green eyeshade

by Jane Chastain -- The response to the annual State of the Union address usually receives about as much attention as a quilting contest. If the State of the Union address is more…

The tragedy tramps

by Jane Chastain -- I call them "tragedy tramps," those who would seek to capitalize on human suffering. The events in Arizona have made us sick to our collective stomachs. Even as more…

2010: The good, the bad and the ugly

by Jane Chastain -- In 2010, the U.S. suffered through another 12 months of weak economic activity, record home foreclosures, high unemployment and financial uncertainty. Nevertheless, there were many seminal events that more…

The reasonable celebrate the season

by Jane Chastain -- Nativity scenes featuring Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in a manger, surrounded by shepherds and wise men, are a familiar sight this time of year. They more…

Angry Santas

by Jane Chastain -- It's that time of year. Every child knows that Santa is watching his or her every move. He's making a list and checking it twice. He's going to more…