Softy Republican senators: Disgraceful

by Jane Chastain -- In the run-up to the November election, President Obama rightfully said that he wasn't on the ballot but his policies were. Voters responded and sent a strong message more…

Whiny little Mitch McConnell

by Jane Chastain -- This is the month the rubber will meet the road when it comes to illegal immigration. Does the new Republican-controlled Congress mean what it says on this subject, more…

Obama declares war … on Alaska

by Jane Chastain -- Finally, Obama has declared war, not on tyrants like Iran's Ali Khamenei or bullies like Russia's Vladimir Putin, or even the Islamic militants who are dedicated to our more…

Getting beyond the State of the Obama Union

by Jane Chastain -- President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union message to a Congress that is now completely controlled by Republicans. In case you missed it, here is a more…

10 predictions for the new Congress

by Jane Chastain -- Despite, thousands of letters, emails and phone calls, John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives, but it wasn't an overwhelming show of support. Twenty-five brave more…

Dump Boehner and his budget!

by Jane Chastain -- The time has come to put away the holiday decorations and prepare for the new year. It's also time to deal with an old piece of business, the more…

The greatest gift of all is waiting for you

by Jane Chastain -- Holidays are special times. They offer a brief respite from our regular routine. It's a chance to get together with family and friends. Holidays give us an opportunity to forget more…

It's the most dangerous time of the year

by Jane Chastain -- I have mixed emotions this time of year. I love the holidays but I hate what our elected representatives do to us in the weeks between Thanksgiving and more…

Deck the halls with regulations

by Jane Chastain -- While we were feasting on the holiday turkey and celebrating with family and friends, Obama was pulling another fast one. While we enjoyed the Thanksgiving stuffing, he was more…