The joy of Christmas

by Jane Chastain -- "Joy" is one of the most overused words of the holiday season. It's on our Christmas cards, gift tags and more. It is the subject of our songs and carols. Christmas more…

Paul Ryan's tax hike on travelers

by Jane Chastain -- The assertion by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray, that their budget compromise does not raise taxes is tantamount to Barack Obama's more…

No tears for Mandela

by Jane Chastain -- Every generation needs heroes. However, the elevation of Nelson Mandela to sainthood by an adoring world is not only wrong, it is a slap in the face to more…

D-Day for homeschooling family

by Jane Chastain -- In the military, "D-Day" is the coded designation of an important invasion or military operation. The term also has been used to mark the timing for a landmark more…

What's missing this Thanksgiving?

by Jane Chastain -- The holiday table is prepared for the annual feast. There is turkey, stuffing, hot rolls and pumpkin pie, but something is missing. The holiday spirit has taken a more…

What women want

by Jane Chastain -- In the 2000 comedy, "What Women Want," Helen Hunt sent Mel Gibson home with a basket of feminine products in an effort for his character to gain insight more…

Leno gets a lesson in Cruz control

by Jane Chastain -- Jay Leno is a car aficionado. He collects them. He knows them. He works on them and delights in driving them. However, Friday night the junior senator from more…

NFL imitates Obamacare

by Jane Chastain -- When I first saw the headline "Miami Dolphin Players forcing Rookies to buy them Expensive Items," I thought it was some clever columnist making a comparison to Obamacare. more…

Shock! Millennials pass on Obamacare

by Jane Chastain -- Young adults have been the most enthusiastic Obama supporters. They identify with his youthful appearance. They like his personality, his style and his confidence. They liked his catchy more…

Suggestions for Redskins' new name

by Jane Chastain -- The language police have been out in force in recent months. The target du jour is the NFL team that resides in the nation's capital. They are trying more…