No need to fear

by Jane Chastain -- Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, many Americans have been immobilized by fear. We've had fear of flying, skyscrapers and bridges, fear of anthrax and, as a more…

Pledging and praying

by Jane Chastain -- I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible With liberty and more…

Anthrax, abortion and other abominations

by Jane Chastain -- Abortion clinic – now there is an oxymoron, if ever there was one. A clinic is a place that heals, but these establishments offer only one prescription to more…

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…