The real John McCain and the caricature

by Jane Chastain -- While Alan Keyes has done a spectacular job of articulating the conservative position in the Republican presidential debates, few people watch them. That's why his percentage of the more…

Re-evaluating Clinton's Haiti

by Jane Chastain -- When ticking off his foreign policy accomplishments, President Clinton always has listed "restored democracy to Haiti," at or near the top. However, in this year's State of the more…

Does the U.S. have a hunger problem?

by Jane Chastain -- On Thursday, Feb. 10, Bread for the World Institute released its 10th annual report on the state of world hunger. It says the United States is the only more…

CDC declares homophobia a health risk

by Jane Chastain -- "Homophobe" is an epithet commonly used by gay activists to describe anyone who objects to the practice of homosexuality or the gay rights movement. On the other hand, more…

Opportunity won; opportunity lost

by Jane Chastain -- President Clinton set a record in his seventh and final State of the Union address. This one lasted 89 minutes, topping the one he gave in 1995 by more…

Slashing U.S. debt

by Jane Chastain -- The Republican leaders of Congress are showing signs that they are coming of age. No longer in need of booster sets and training wheels, they finally are learning more…

Are your investments financing terrorism?

by Jane Chastain -- Would you participate in the slave trade in the Sudan, or finance a government that is waging a war of extermination against its black, Christian population, or bankroll more…

They weren't home for Christmas

by Jane Chastain -- "Mother, do you see the light? I want you to go toward the light. I'll be OK. Just call me when you get to Heaven. Ring me twice more…

Arkansas Parole Board Frees Sharlene Wilson

by Jane Chastain -- Sharlene Wilson soon will be free! Wilson, who was a victim of Arkansas' corrupt criminal justice system, which existed during the tenure of Governor Bill Clinton, is about more…

The Panama Canal real estate swindle

by Jane Chastain -- The American people are the victims of the world's biggest real estate swindle. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter negotiated a controversial deal to give the Panama Canal, which more…