The price is not right

by Jane Chastain -- Patriotism is in. On Sept. 13, two days after the terrorist attacks that shook our nation to its core, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution more…

Making the U.S. more secure – not!

by Jane Chastain -- The goal of ridding the word of terrorists is a laudable one. However, if we eliminate Osama bin Laden but, in the process, elevate others who are every more…

September 11: The Big Loser, the Big Winner

by Jane Chastain -- Where there are losers, there are winners and the big winner on September 11 definitely was not Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks against more…

Ending hijacking

by Jane Chastain -- We do not know how the terrorists, who hijacked those four airplanes on September 11, gained access to the cockpits, but one thing is sure: As long as more…

Uncle Sam's piggy bank heist

by Jane Chastain -- It is considered crass to talk about money in the wake of a disaster but somebody's got to do it. I'm not hard-hearted. Like many of you, I more…

Good news in the shrinking surplus

by Jane Chastain -- Recently, the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office released some sobering news to the drunks in the United States Congress. The projected surpluses, which more…

Will Congress bomb Bush's giveaway?

by Jane Chastain -- Would you fly with a pilot who had never been in a cockpit? Would you climb with a guide who had never scaled a cliff? Would you skydive more…

It is about sex!

by Jane Chastain -- Last week, Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., blew his interview with ABC's Connie Chung and missed a big opportunity to begin rebuilding his tarnished reputation. That's a given! What more…

Debating women in combat

by Jane Chastain -- This week, the United States House of Representatives Armed Services Committee is debating the Defense Authorization Bill. Competing sides are squaring off on the subject of women in more…