America the bankrupt

by Jane Chastain -- Our country is in big trouble. In June, the federal deficit, the amount of our annual overspending, topped the $1 trillion mark for the second straight year. We more…

6 things every voter needs to know

by Jane Chastain -- We need a seal around every ballot or a warning on every voting machine. It should be like the seal that comes around a medicine bottle or the more…

Christians are slackers

by Jane Chastain -- Christians are political slackers. We have failed to defend the values upon which this country was founded. We have failed to defend the Constitution, and we have failed more…

Obama finds an a-- to kick

by Jane Chastain -- Earlier this month, in an interview with Matt Lauer, Barack Obama lowered the standard for the nation's chief of state when he used a vulgarity in an interview more…

Elections in a perfect world

by Jane Chastain -- Primary elections are far more important than general elections, but most citizens don't really wake up politically until a week before it's time to go to the polls more…

Obamacare inch by inch

by Jane Chastain -- Obamacare, Hillarycare, national health care, universal health care and single payer are all euphemisms that have been used for socialized medicine. Why all the euphemisms?  It's because socialized more…

Obama's kinder, gentler 'death panels'

by Jane Chastain -- Truth is in short supply in Washington. That is why recent statements made by Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, more…

The danged fence vs. the danged record

by Jane Chastain -- He won the Republican nomination for president.  He hasn't had a primary challenger for his Senate seat in two decades.  He's 10 to 12 points ahead in most more…

Political earthquake in Utah

by Jane Chastain -- When an earthquake hits, once the shaking stops, those still standing breathe a sign of relief. The uneducated assume the danger has passed and go on about their more…

'Dumb and Dumber' on Arizona law

by Jane Chastain -- There have been a lot of ridiculous comments on Arizona's new immigration law, but California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Latina pop star Shakira get my vote in the more…