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…

Republicans – happy or deluded?

by Jane Chastain -- This week, the Gallop organization released a poll showing Republicans are much happier than Democrats and Independents. In fact, this poll shows Republicans are happier than they have more…

The peace of Christmas

by Jane Chastain -- As I opened my holiday cards from family, friends and acquaintances this year, I was struck by one common theme. A religious card from a minister and his more…

Latest numbers released on Congress!

by Jane Chastain -- If you are wondering if this column is about your particular members of Congress, the answer is yes! No, I am not psychic, but I am referring to more…

The fur flies

by Jane Chastain -- After last week's column on why I am going back to wearing fur, I received a ton of e-mail. Some could best be described as toxic waste: I more…

Why this bunny will wear fur again

by Jane Chastain -- Thanksgiving was particularly cold. As I prepared to go to a dinner party, I reached back into an area of my closet for rarely used items and pulled more…

Time for a political outing

by Jane Chastain -- Last week's 40-hour "Justice for Judges" marathon in the United States Senate – designed to call attention to the Democrats' unprecedented use of the filibuster against the president's more…