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…

Washington fiddles while California burns

by Jane Chastain -- A couple of bills are languishing in Congress that could have limited the effects of the wildfires that have devastated much of Southern California and saved countless homes more…

TSA's sinking ship of fools

by Jane Chastain -- The Transportation Security Administration and the FBI pulled out all the stops last week to capture a 20-year-old college student who breached airport security and hid forbidden items more…