A billion by any other name

by Jane Chastain -- The debate over the Bush tax cut has put our bloated federal budget on display. Unfortunately the majority of Americans still are missing the main point: The growth more…

Redefining baby

by Jane Chastain -- Among the regulations that Bill Clinton issued in his final days as president, was one that affects our rules governing experiments on a fetus. "Fetus" is a medical more…

Lifetime employment for politicos

by Jane Chastain -- Let's see. If I were in public office and could design a bill to keep myself in power, what would I do? I know. I would champion a more…

Tax cuts, budgets and triggers

by Jane Chastain -- Let's set the record straight. The tax cut President George W. Bush is proposing is puny when you compare it to the amount of surplus money coming into more…

Fighting abuse at U.N.

by Jane Chastain -- She did her job at the United Nations. She did it well, too well to suit the Clinton administration. That's why former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hired more…

Cold facts on global warming

by Jane Chastain -- In January, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change issued a new report on global warming, stating that the earth's average temperature could rise by as much more…

Abortion scorecard: Clinton 5, Bush 1

by Jane Chastain -- The administration of President George W. Bush hit the ground running. After only four weeks in office, the new president's Cabinet is complete. He has highlighted his plans more…

Power problems in California

by Jane Chastain -- An open letter to President Bush, Energy Secretary Abraham and members of Congress. Dear Mr. Bush et al: As a California resident I am asking you to keep more…

Not so fast, Mr. Clinton!

by Jane Chastain -- Democrats and Republicans alike are celebrating over the 11th-hour deal struck between Independent Counsel Robert Ray and our 42nd president, a deal that allowed Bill Clinton to beat more…