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…

A Doctor in the House

by Jane Chastain -- It took a doctor to discover the disease that has infected the Republican budget for the year 2000. Rep. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a physician from Muskogee, examined the more…

The U.N. in your backyard

by Jane Chastain -- Don't look now, but the United Nations has its sights on your back yard. No longer content to regulate our population, automobiles, air, water and parks, the global more…

Chinagate: what now?

by Jane Chastain -- We now know that the Chinese have acquired the military technology it took this country a half-century to develop. In short, China has stolen classified information about every more…

Nursing no longer medical treatment

by Jane Chastain -- The Supreme Court has ruled that nursing services are not medical treatment in a case involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which not only denies the obvious, more…

Military readiness

by Jane Chastain -- What is Mr. Clinton's NATO attack against Yugoslavia doing to the people of that country and what is it doing to the people of Kosovo? More importantly, what more…

The basics of basic training

by Jane Chastain -- On March 17, the Commission on Military Training and Gender-Related Issues reported to Congress that "the services are providing the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines required by the more…

At last, a commitment for missile defense

by Jane Chastain -- In the wake of the China scandal, the American people finally got the message that the United States is defenseless against the greatest physical threat we face -- more…