Scarier than Halloween ghost stories

by Jane Chastain -- This month, I spent the better part two weeks in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour, covering the trial of Lt. Cmdr. Jack Daly vs. more…

The sailor we left behind

by Jane Chastain -- As President George W. Bush signals that he is prepared to go to war with Iraq, it is important that our men and women in the military know more…

Don't cry for me, New Jersey

by Jane Chastain -- In all my years covering politics, I've never seen a worse "swan song" than the one delivered this week by New Jersey's Robert Torricelli. The self-aggrandizing of the more…

Two faces of child abuse: Toogood and too bad

by Jane Chastain -- Last Saturday, the country applauded as Madelyn Toogood turned herself in to authorities after being caught on videotape abusing her 4-year-old daughter in the parking lot of an more…

Steamed over global warming

by Jane Chastain -- I'm steamed over global warming. It's not because the earth is heating up. Quite the contrary. Just last week, U.S. scientists based at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station more…

Simon says …

by Jane Chastain -- "Simon Says" is a game in which participants are commanded to perform a series of unrelated actions in rapid succession. The key to winning this game is to more…

Abortion is still unsafe!

by Jane Chastain -- Abortion was not safe before Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure, and the dirty little secret is, it may be even less more…

Hijacking America

by Jane Chastain -- If you want to hijack an airplane, you have to catch the passengers off guard. When you show your hand, you must be in a position to overpower more…

Women's rights vs. responsibilities

by Jane Chastain -- Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) Common Pleas Judge Michael Conahan was right when he ruled that John Stachokus had no right to interfere in matters concerning an unborn child he more…