The Condoleezza Conundrum

by Jane Chastain -- Was the Democratic diatribe over the failure of White House National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify publicly – under oath – before the 9-11 Commission politically motivated? more…

Global nightmare: Saving the LOST

by Jane Chastain -- When I first heard of the LOST (Law Of the Sea Treaty), it sounded like a bad plot for a science-fiction movie. In the '60s and '70s, when more…

Haitian hat trick?

by Jane Chastain -- Twice, we have propped up Jean Bertrand Aristide as the leader of Haiti. What did this accomplish? We reduced one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere more…

Kerry hypocrite on abortion

by Jane Chastain -- John Kerry may be a war hero, but he is a coward when it comes to articulating his position on abortion. On Jan. 26, in Portsmouth, N.H., he more…

Parsing president's words on budget

by Jane Chastain -- In his State of the Union address, President Bush promised that, if the good citizens of the United States will re-elect him for another four years, he will more…

Fear of (commercial) flying

by Jane Chastain -- As a licensed pilot, I can tell you there is nothing inherently dangerous about flying. It is commercial flying that frightens me to death. It should frighten you. more…

You break it, you fix it

by Jane Chastain -- Shops that sell delicate treasures, commonly post this sign: "You break it, you buy it." Capitol Hill needs a comparable sign as a warning to Congress: "You break more…

Before opening the borders, seal up the wombs!

by Jane Chastain -- What is the dirty little secret that the Bush administration doesn't tell you about its proposed "temporary" guest-worker program? These workers will come here in the prime of more…