Bargain hunters get pockets picked

by Jane Chastain -- Bargain hunters were out in force over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. While holiday shoppers shelled out some $22.8 billion (an average of $265.15 per shopper) on sale items, more…

Thankful for the Boy Scouts?

by Jane Chastain -- This national day of Thanksgiving is a day for counting blessings, collectively and individually. Therefore, it seems fitting and proper to recognize the Boy Scouts of America, a more…

The Specter spectacle

by Jane Chastain -- The furor created by the post election remarks of Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter, after achieving a fifth U.S. Senate term, has opened a wound in the Republican Party. Conservatives more…

Now what?

by Jane Chastain -- We Americans have a king complex. We love to make fun of the British and their monarchy, but every four years, we get all excited and worked up more…

Clinton's baaaaack!

by Jane Chastain -- He's baaaaack! The charismatic former president was (choose one) 1. coaxed, 2. cajoled, 3. shamed 4. enticed 5. persuaded 6. sweet-talked or 7. flattered into interrupting his convalescence more…

The Big Daddy candidate

by Jane Chastain -- You undecided voters need to get a grip and decide whether you want a president or a daddy. Perhaps you haven't noticed, but our "Big Brother" government has more…

Why Christians don't vote

by Jane Chastain -- Much has been written about the "religion gap" in politics. Where you spend Sunday mornings offers a reliable clue as to how you will vote on Election Day. more…

No more Mr. Nice Guy

by Jane Chastain -- The president of the United States is infected with a classic Republican disease: terminal niceness. While most of his colleagues in Congress are expected survive the next election, more…

Rather's 'sorry' ... Is that all?

by Jane Chastain -- On Monday, CBS News Anchor Dan Rather finally admitted that the network could not authenticate the documents he aired on "60 Minutes Wednesday" to impugn President Bush's record more…