Constitutional crisis of the highest order

by Jane Chastain -- This is the question being asked by many Republican members of the Senate: "How far should we go to press Democrats into giving up their filibuster of Miguel more…

Wimps, wimps, double wimps!

by Jane Chastain -- What do the members of the United Nations Security Council have in common with the Republican leaders in the United States Senate? They are wimps, wimps, double wimps! more…

The box is open – Saddam's not in it!

by Jane Chastain -- For years, President William Jefferson Clinton told us that he had Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in a box. On Feb. 5, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell opened more…

NASA gains and taxpayer loses

by Jane Chastain -- President George W. Bush proposed a $470 million increase in NASA's budget to $15.5 billion in the next fiscal year. That decision was made before the Columbia disaster. more…

Republican Senate fails spending test

by Jane Chastain -- The new Republican leaders in the United States Senate took the low road on spending when they passed the omnibus bill containing the 11 unfinished appropriations bills for more…

'Choose Death'

by Jane Chastain -- After 30 years of debating the merits of abortion, can we be honest? The reason "Choose Life" license plates are such an affront to abortion advocates is these more…

Bush trips up congressional
'dream team'

by Jane Chastain -- In one of the most significant moves this decade, the House of Representatives Republican leadership abandoned the "good old boy" seniority system and replaced it with one of more…

Excess baggage

by Jane Chastain -- This week, President George W. Bush announced details of his economic stimulus plan. Now, he is trying to sell it to America. According to the Tax Foundation, the more…

A fond farewell to Senator 'No Sir'

by Jane Chastain -- The liberal press dubbed him "Senator No." However, the gentleman, who represented the people of North Carolina in the Upper Chamber of the United States Congress longer than more…

Our greedy Congress

by Jane Chastain -- Shortly after the White House announced that President Bush planned to give federal workers a 3.1 percent pay raise next year – in line with the private sector more…