Uncle Sam's sugar shell game

by Jane Chastain -- Life Savers are as American as apple pie. With a roll of Life Savers tucked in your pocket or purse, you are set for the day. Stuck in more…

The state of Social Security

by Jane Chastain -- There will be an elephant in the parlor of the U.S. House of Representatives tonight when President George W. Bush gives the State of the Union address. I'm more…

The dumbest man in America

by Jane Chastain -- These days, everywhere you turn there are ads featuring smart women and dumb men. Smart women are telling their dumb male friends, co-workers and husbands what to eat more…

Booze over babes

by Jane Chastain -- With friends like Saudi Arabia, we don't need enemies. Our relationship with the Saudis is one of convenience and contradiction. We need the Saudis to exercise their leadership more…

Pilot's perspective

by Jane Chastain -- Editor's note: Jane Chastain is a licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings, who lives on a runway and owns two airplanes. She was flying one of her more…

Aunt Cupie's sugar cookies

by Jane Chastain -- Mired in the middle of this recession, it is quite likely that you are feeling a little sad today because you could not provide the material gifts of more…

Congress' nasty Christmas present

by Jane Chastain -- Santa – at least this Santa – is unhappy over what has happened to the traditional Christmas Eve snack. No, I am not allergic to milk and it's more…

A case of child abuse

by Jane Chastain -- He was found hiding in a basement, all skin and bones, filthy, wounded and famished. It sounds like a classic case of child abuse. However, John Phillip Walker more…

Terrorist hemorrhage

by Jane Chastain -- When someone is bleeding to death, what do you do? You apply a tourniquet to stop the flow of blood. Then, and only then, can you take a more…

Backbones of jelly

by Jane Chastain -- Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the White House. The president's approval rating is near 90 percent. Democrats have a slim one-vote edge in the Senate, more…