Disaster relief

by Jane Chastain -- As Turkey is digging out from a disastrous 7.4 magnitude earthquake, here at home, various state congressional delegations are lining up to fight a proposal from Federal Emergency more…

Abortion and crime

by Jane Chastain -- In a world turned upside down, guns now are considered part of the national health debate and abortion is being credited with reducing crime. Last week, the results more…

Who is Linda Shenwick?

by Jane Chastain -- On Thursday, Aug. 5, the United States Senate confirmed Richard Holbrooke as ambassador to the United Nations. Holbrooke's nomination had been held up for 14 months, most recently more…

Why conservatives rewarded China

by Jane Chastain -- When you look at the list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who last week voted against the resolution to disapprove Normal Trading Status for China, more…

Still got the 'right stuff'?

by Jane Chastain -- During the month that we are observing the 30th anniversary of landing men on the moon, it is appropriate, not only to look at our accomplishments, but to more…

Clinton: crimes and punishment

by Jane Chastain -- The impeachment trial of William Jefferson Clinton barely was over when loyalists suggested that those who crossed swords with this president would be singled out for punishment. Those more…

To reward or punish China

by Jane Chastain -- It's time for our elected representatives to decide whether to reward or punish China for its theft of our most sensitive military technology and for its worsening human more…

Let the good times roll!

by Jane Chastain -- When President Clinton announced that he had found an additional $1 trillion in surplus money that would be coming into the treasury over the next 15 years, there more…

A bag man for the budget

by Jane Chastain -- In 1991, in the middle of the banking scandal in the U.S. House of Representatives, a little-known Republican freshman rose to speak in the House of Representatives with more…

Congress lets the bacon fry

by Jane Chastain -- Last week, Bud Shuster, the king of pork in the U.S. House of Representatives, added another star to his tarnished crown. The Republican from Pennsylvania, who chairs the more…