What surplus?

by Jane Chastain -- Both presidential candidates are fighting over what to do with our $2 trillion surplus. The fight largely is meaningless because, back in Washington, our elected representatives are spending more…

Paula, how could you?

by Jane Chastain -- When the calls and e-mails began pouring in about Paula Jones posing nude for Penthouse, this reporter dismissed them. Those rumors had been around for months. This poor more…

Why young Americans don't vote

by Jane Chastain -- The polls show that this could be one of the closest presidential elections in recent history. Every vote is an important vote. However, young adults, ages 18-24, the more…

What Bush must do to win next debate

by Jane Chastain -- "How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky" is a line from a popular love song from the late '30s. Those questions were presumed to be more…

Hastert caves to feminists

by Jane Chastain -- Before entering politics, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., was a high-school teacher and wrestling coach. You never would know it! Last week it was Hastert who more…

House tackles infanticide

by Jane Chastain -- "Live-birth abortion" is an oxymoron if ever there was one, but in the state of Illinois and elsewhere, it's an oxymoron that has tied some of the best more…

Are seniors 'entitled' to prescription drugs?

by Jane Chastain -- In 1996, Bill Clinton and Al Gore won reelection largely because they managed to scare one of the nation's largest and most reliable voting blocks, senior citizens, into more…

Religious battle over abortion

by Jane Chastain -- While the presidential candidates are spending a lot of time on education, tax cuts and prescription drugs, the real hot-button issue in this campaign, as it has been more…

Lieberman: Losing my religion

by Jane Chastain -- Last week, the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith issued a startling rebuke to its favorite son in the 2000 election, Joseph I. Lieberman, and asked the Democratic more…