Haitian hat trick?

by Jane Chastain -- Twice, we have propped up Jean Bertrand Aristide as the leader of Haiti. What did this accomplish? We reduced one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere more…

Kerry hypocrite on abortion

by Jane Chastain -- John Kerry may be a war hero, but he is a coward when it comes to articulating his position on abortion. On Jan. 26, in Portsmouth, N.H., he more…

Parsing president's words on budget

by Jane Chastain -- In his State of the Union address, President Bush promised that, if the good citizens of the United States will re-elect him for another four years, he will more…

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…