Cowards!

by Jane Chastain -- Who in their right mind seriously thinks a woman has an equal chance to survive in a physical battle with a man? Why, oh why, with one foot more…

Confessions of a flu victim

by Jane Chastain -- Those of you who regularly follow my column may have noticed it has been missing for the last four weeks. During that time, I battled complications from the more…

Twas the night before Cliffmas

by Jane Chastain -- (With apologies to Clement Clark Moore, Henry Livingston Jr. or Anonymous) Twas the night before Cliffmas, when all through the House Republicans were wondering if their leader was more…

The coronation of Barack Obama

by Jane Chastain -- Americans often make fun of the English for their adoration and maintenance of the royal family. The Brits can be forgiven if they snicker over what is about more…

Poisoned by Thanksgiving dinner

by Jane Chastain -- Halloween has its share of frights. Most of them meant to scare tikes. Now, there is more to fear, but, unlike Halloween, these scary stories are meant to put more…

Evangelicals put Obama over the top

by Jane Chastain -- Much has been written about the gap between religious and non-religious voters. Those who regularly attend religious services are more likely to vote for Republican candidates, and those more…

Morning in Amerika

by Jane Chastain -- It is morning in Amerika, and the majority of people who voted to re-elect Barack Obama president don't even know it. Everything appears to be normal, but everything more…

A grandmother's take on the race

by Jane Chastain -- The adage "too soon old, too late smart" certainly is true. I cannot run as fast or as far as I once did. I can no longer twist more…

Is your president too small?

by Jane Chastain -- There has been a lot of back and forth about who came out the big winner in the three presidential debates. However, there is one point that has more…

Too much Candy!

by Jane Chastain -- Too much candy can rot your teeth. It also can ruin a country. In a recent appearance on "The View," Barack Obama jokingly told the truth when he more…