What's that smell coming from D.C.?

by Jane Chastain -- If you are going to clean out a refrigerator, you start with the part that smells. In Washington, it's pork, not in the frig, but on Capitol Hill. more…

Republicans – can we trust them?

by Jane Chastain -- Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives. They now have the ability to cut the federal budget down to size and put us on the road more…

Now let's keep 'em accountable

by Jane Chastain -- Every athlete knows the importance of the follow-through. Once you hit or release a ball, it will not reach its intended target unless the athlete stays engaged until more…

2010 election: Us against them

by Jane Chastain -- Along the road of spending, the government either takes over, which is socialism, or dictates institutional and economic life, which is fascism. – Herbert Hoover Off-year elections are more…

It's official: Congress is a joke

by Jane Chastain -- Last week, comedian Stephen Colbert's testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration was roundly criticized by the media and politicians of all political stripes as a joke. more…

Bobble heads versus wing nuts

by Jane Chastain -- The bobble heads who rule the two major political parties refer to outsiders as "wing nuts," which is short for "right-wing nuts." No bobble head ever views a more…

Election 2010 and 8th Commandment

by Jane Chastain -- The economy is at the top of every list of voter concerns. As pollsters dig a little deeper, it's not the economy in general, it's one's own personal more…

Democrats demagog tax hike

by Jane Chastain -- When I was a sports reporter, I often went to the track to cover horse racing. A betting window was conveniently located near the press box. Eventually, I more…

Al Sharpton: Stuck in the '60s

by Jane Chastain -- Al Sharpton is likable enough. I discovered this when we appeared together on a television program and was taken aback by this polite, affable individual. The man inside more…

Arizona voters blinded by might

by Jane Chastain -- Next week, Arizona voters have a chance to do something really important for the Republican Party. Eliminate a key RINO (Republican in Name Only) and clean out some more…