Bush throws in towel on judiciary

by Jane Chastain -- If conservatives had any doubts about President Bush's commitment to putting strict constitutionalists on the federal courts, they were laid to rest last week with the little deal more…

Let's pretend!

by Jane Chastain -- Let the game begin: The court-martial of those responsible for the abuse of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib – the game of "Let's Pretend." Let's pretend this breakdown more…

So much for a kinder, gentler military ...

by Jane Chastain -- For decades feminists have speculated what war would be like if women were in charge. The pictures from Abu Ghraib of male Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, demeaned and more…

Needed: Blue Dog Republicans

by Jane Chastain -- When the Democrats had a lock on the southeastern portion of the United States, there was a popular slogan among the party faithful: "I'd vote for a yellow more…

Farewell to a great lady

by Jane Chastain -- I have Mel Gibson to thank for introducing me, as he did so many others, to Julia Moore, the wife of retired-Lt. Gen. Harold Moore through the movie, more…

What Condoleezza Rice didn't know

by Jane Chastain -- Be honest. Would you trade all the knowledge that is swimming around in that tidy little brain of yours for what's in the head of National Security Adviser more…

Highway robbery

by Jane Chastain -- President Bush just got mugged in Washington, D.C. The big thugs just walked right up and kicked sand in his face. Is the man who said, "Bring it more…

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…