Why GOP's 'Bernie Sanders' is on the rise

by Jane Chastain -- Some are baffled that Donald Trump has ridden a sea of controversy to near the top of the polls of GOP presidential candidates. The same head-scratching is going more…

Justices trade Constitution for crystal ball

by Jane Chastain -- Last week's back-to-back Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage shows just how far we have come from the government established by our Founding Fathers. The checks more…

Why John Kasich scares me most

by Jane Chastain -- OK, he's not officially in the race, and in the early polls he's near the bottom, but I predict one of the last Republican candidates standing in the more…

Lessons from Denny Hastert

by Jane Chastain -- Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert has been indicted for allegedly structuring bank withdrawals of $952,000 to evade bank reporting requirements and then making false statements to more…

The Clintons' 'get rich quick' schemes

by Jane Chastain -- When Bill Clinton became president, he had earned a maximum salary of $35,000 as governor of Arkansas and another $5,000 from honorariums from speaking fees. His wife, Hillary, more…

A salute to a modern explorer

by Jane Chastain -- As a child, I was fascinated by stories of exploration. I wanted to be an explorer. My bubble burst when I discovered that most of the planet on more…

The Clinton 'shred of evidence' that matters

by Jane Chastain -- For all practical purposes, the Clintons are a political team. In the run-up to the 1992 presidential election, we were told we could "buy one, get one free." more…

Save America -- make Hillary queen

by Jane Chastain -- The British must be laughing at us. We shake our heads and wonder why they have tolerated, if not worshiped, their royalty, while we, unofficially, do the same. more…