How you can help shrink
the federal budget

by Jane Chastain -- When Congress returns to work next week, the first order of business will be to work out the differences in the deficit reduction plans passed by the House more…

What does it mean
to be truly thankful?

by Jane Chastain -- What does it mean to be truly thankful? It is an attitude of gratitude toward our Maker. Gratitude is not passive. It is more than offering up a more…

President's dogs won't hunt

by Jane Chastain -- Political strategists have been burning the midnight oil to come up with ideas to shore up the president's conservative base and win over fiscal conservatives in both parties more…

California's parents blindsided

by Jane Chastain -- Quick – raise your hand if you think the state can do a better job of protecting your children than you can. No parent in his or her more…

Let the rumble begin!

by Jane Chastain -- President Bush set the stage for a fight when he nominated Samuel A. Alito to the Supreme Court. But let's be clear about this one thing: This is more…

They think we're a bunch of dummies

by Jane Chastain -- They think we're a bunch of dummies! How else can you explain some of the rhetoric coming out of the White House and Congress? Case in point was more…

Needed: Religious conservatives with backbone

by Jane Chastain -- The revolt in the Republican ranks over the nomination of Harriett Miers to the Supreme Court is extremely significant. For the first time since George W. Bush was more…

The biggest problem with Harriet Miers

by Jane Chastain -- My biggest problem with Harriet Miers is the same as it was for John Roberts, the new chief justice of the Supreme Court. It is the same as more…

The issue that won't go away

by Jane Chastain -- Editor's note: The following commentary is excerpted from an upcoming book by Jane Chastain, titled "Abortion, the Bible and the Church."Have you ever wondered why abortion remains the more…