Bad-boy Billy and his enablers

by Jane Chastain -- What is wrong with you people, lining up like little zombies to plunk down $35 of your hard-earned money to read a telephone-book size autobiography written by a more…

The Reagan haters on the right

by Jane Chastain -- Ronald Reagan wasn't simply a good president – history has shown us he was one of our best. Since his death, however, his detractors have been working overtime more…

An open letter to all Ronald Reagan haters

by Jane Chastain -- Many teenagers considered their parents to be quite dumb, only to be surprised years later at how smart their parents had become. Of course, it wasn't the parents more…

'Man bites dog' budget

by Jane Chastain -- In 2006, poor women and children will be going to bed hungry. Schools will be without textbooks, chalk and erasers. Disabled veterans will be thrown out into the more…

Bush throws in towel on judiciary

by Jane Chastain -- If conservatives had any doubts about President Bush's commitment to putting strict constitutionalists on the federal courts, they were laid to rest last week with the little deal more…

Let's pretend!

by Jane Chastain -- Let the game begin: The court-martial of those responsible for the abuse of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib – the game of "Let's Pretend." Let's pretend this breakdown more…

So much for a kinder, gentler military ...

by Jane Chastain -- For decades feminists have speculated what war would be like if women were in charge. The pictures from Abu Ghraib of male Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, demeaned and more…

Needed: Blue Dog Republicans

by Jane Chastain -- When the Democrats had a lock on the southeastern portion of the United States, there was a popular slogan among the party faithful: "I'd vote for a yellow more…

Farewell to a great lady

by Jane Chastain -- I have Mel Gibson to thank for introducing me, as he did so many others, to Julia Moore, the wife of retired-Lt. Gen. Harold Moore through the movie, more…

What Condoleezza Rice didn't know

by Jane Chastain -- Be honest. Would you trade all the knowledge that is swimming around in that tidy little brain of yours for what's in the head of National Security Adviser more…