Don't throw the bums out: Burn them at the stake!

by Jane Chastain -- Angst over the shoddy performance of congressional representatives often leads to cries of "Throw the bums out!" But, alas, when confronted with that opportunity in the voting booth, more…

Vietnam matters!

by Jane Chastain -- Many say what happened in the lives of Bush and Kerry during the Vietnam era is not important. It's time to move on. Not so fast! What happened more…

Bush abandons base on homosexuality

by Jane Chastain -- President George W. Bush may have unwittingly given homosexual activists just the boost they need to get state governments to pass domestic partnership laws, which put gay unions more…

Battle over sensitivity

by Jane Chastain -- When John Kerry spoke at the Unity 2004 conference and said he would fight a "more thoughtful" and "more sensitive" war on terror, he left himself wide open more…

The good guy won!

by Jane Chastain -- Are you convinced that all candidates running for political office are the same? Do you see "politics" as just another career choice, where candidates work their way up more…

A senate race the GOP is willing to lose

by Jane Chastain -- He's got the charisma and moral clarity of Ronald Reagan, the honesty of Abe Lincoln and the mental toughness of Jesse Helms. In Oklahoma, the polls show he more…

Amendment to protect marriage will fail

by Jane Chastain -- I take no pleasure in telling you that the vote on the constitutional amendment designed to protect the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman will fail more…

America's political
couch potatoes

by Jane Chastain -- This week, an e-mail was sent to many conservative leaders, writers and broadcasters urging us to join forces and light a fire under "the collective backsides of the more…

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…