Boehner's gone -- who's crying now?

by Jane Chastain -- "It stinks!" That was how incoming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan explained the back-room deal hatched by outgoing Speaker John Boehner and Democratic leaders that raised the more…

America on slavery's slippery slope

by Jane Chastain -- The average life of a democracy is 200 years. Our country has outlived its expiration date largely because it is a democratic republic with a constitution that guarantees more…

What is democratic socialism?

by Jane Chastain -- Bernie Sanders, a socialist, has achieved quite a following in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. How many of his followers really know what he stands more…

Free your congressman from the House monarchy

by Jane Chastain -- Last week, our republic dodged a bullet when, at the 11th hour, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that he was removing himself from consideration for speaker of more…

We don't need a Boehner clone!

by Jane Chastain -- There's an old saying that should be heeded by members of the House of Representatives: "Things that are urgent are rarely important, and things that are important are more…

The case for Carson

by Jane Chastain -- From the very beginning, Ben Carson has been discounted by the political pundits. As others in this crowded GOP field went up and down in the early polls, more…

The Titanium Lady

by Jane Chastain -- In the last GOP debate, there is a reason Jeb Bush, searching for a suitable woman to put on the $10 bill, came up with Margaret Thatcher, Ronald more…

Immigration solution: A 4-legged stool

by Jane Chastain -- Our nation's problem with illegal immigration can be compared to a four-legged stool. If one of those legs is cut off or wobbly, it isn't going to stand, more…

Before you cast your 1st stone at Kim Davis

by Jane Chastain -- The PC police, who seem hell-bent on forcing all people to accept gay marriage after the controversial Supreme Court Obergefell decision, suffered a setback when activist federal judge David more…

The most evil organization in America

by Jane Chastain -- It was a spring day in 1983, but I remember it as though it were yesterday. I was in New York City to interview Dr. Bernard Nathanson for more…