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…

The deadly truth about RU-486

by Jane Chastain -- On Sept. 17, a California teen died seven days after taking the abortion drug RU-486, and three days after taking its prostaglandin chaser, Cytotec. An autopsy was performed more…

Another 9-11 date with death

by Jane Chastain -- What do you call a country that sentences its prisoners to death by starvation and dehydration? Barbaric, inhumane perhaps? Fasts, even hunger strikes, often are self-imposed for periods more…

Fawning over Arnold

by Jane Chastain -- It is not surprising that a mega star like Arnold Schwarzenegger has gathered a lot of early supporters in his bid to oust California's Gov. Gray Davis. However, more…

Tom McClintock: The tax terminator

by Jane Chastain -- Who is responsible for California's $38 billion budget shortfall, and does the state really need to raise taxes to keep from drowning in red ink? Unfortunately, the "Saga more…

An open letter to Arnold Schwarzenegger

by Jane Chastain -- Dear Arnold, I love your movies and your enthusiasm for the things for which you care deeply. However, some of the positions you have staked out in the more…