How to stay happy in a deeply divided country

by Jane Chastain -- "If it bleeds it leads" is an axiom of television news. Therefore, if one regularly watches the nightly newscasts, you come away feeling that our country is going more…

Why all the fuss over N.Y. abortion law?

by Jane Chastain -- When I arrived at church for a mid-week Bible study, the place was abuzz with the news that New York had just passed a horrendous abortion law that more…

The party of line breakers and gate crashers

by Jane Chastain -- As children, we don't know much about politics, but we understand the need for rules, laws if you will, and discipline for those who break them. Without rules more…

The networks' 'Groundhog Day' newscasts

by Jane Chastain -- The movie classic "Groundhog Day" has made this popular tradition, celebrated each Feb. 2, synonymous with something that is intolerably boring. However, Groundhog Day has come early this more…

On border, Trump's leadership shines

by Jane Chastain -- In a short Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday, President Trump made his case for the need for a permanent solution to the serious problems on our more…

The cure for after-Christmas blues

by Jane Chastain -- While Christmas is the "Hap, hap, happiest day of the year," the days after Christmas can be real downers. Even if your Christmas was picture perfect – and more…

Lumps of coal in taxpayers' stockings

by Jane Chastain -- Good little boys and girls must wait until Christmas morning to see what Santa brings them for Christmas. Likewise, good little taxpayers are expected to wait until Christmas more…