Why we've lost confidence in Republicans

by Jane Chastain -- Conversation overheard on a street near the nation's Capitol building. Person 1: (In a panic) What was that loud boom? Was it an earthquake? A sonic boom? Are more…

BSA to BSUN: One-world Scouting

by Jane Chastain -- When the Boy Scouts of America voted to admit openly gay youth, it was a sea-change for the organization, which since its inception had trained young boys to more…

The culpability of Trayvon's parents

by Jane Chastain -- What if George Zimmerman were dead? That's what the angry mobs that rioted after the trial wanted. That's what the people who placed anonymous phone calls to Zimmerman, more…

Now that's extreme!

by Jane Chastain -- The debate over the Texas abortion bill that soon will become law was predictable. The bill would ban most abortions after 20 weeks, require abortion facilities to meet more…

Pray, repent, then fight like our founders

by Jane Chastain -- July 4 is the birthday of our nation. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document by which the American colonies declared more…

Is that the sound of Roe v. Wade crumbling?

by Jane Chastain -- The Supreme Court's common sense decision on the Voting Rights Act could have far-reaching implications if the same logic is applied to Roe v. Wade, the decision that more…

Please, spy on me!

by Jane Chastain -- As a U. S. citizen, I hope my government is spying on me if ... I am phoned by known or suspected terrorists. I visit bomb-making sites on more…

How to secure the border

by Jane Chastain -- How can we secure our border with Mexico? The answer is simple: Secure the border! We don't need amnesty or work verification or bingo or pink elephants or anything else more…

The 'Core' problem at our schools

by Jane Chastain -- One of the biggest mistakes of President Ronald Reagan was a failure to deliver on his promise to abolish the federal Department of Education. When you hear someone more…

The gay bullies won

by Jane Chastain -- I do not hate anyone. (It seems silly to have to preface my remarks with that statement, but these are strange times.) I do hate bad behavior. That more…