Marijuana vs. tobacco: Which is worse?

by Jane Chastain -- Marijuana is fast becoming an accepted drug. In fact, smoking marijuana is considered by most young people to be "cool," while smoking cigarettes is frowned upon. Children are more…

The ugly truth about 'Saint Maxine' Waters

by Jane Chastain -- Maxine Waters is still at it. She never loses an opportunity to urge her followers to keep up their harassment of members of the Trump administration. Last week, more…

Legitimate discourse: An endangered species

by Jane Chastain -- When bigoted Stephanie Wilkinson asked Trump Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave her restaurant Friday it touched off a media feeding frenzy and, predictably, caused some political crazies more…

Don't be fooled by border hysterics

by Jane Chastain -- A mother, who is a U.S. citizen, decides to break into a bank and is captured. Do you want her children sent to prison with her? Of course more…

Is De Niro the new Jane Fonda?

by Jane Chastain -- For decades, the political class, as well as other influential people, have observed the maxim "politics stops at the water's edge." This simply means that when a president more…

The Supremes' dereliction of duty

by Jane Chastain -- In sports, a tie is said to be like kissing your sister. The Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Bakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case where a more…

The dark underworld of anything-goes sex

by Jane Chastain -- The Center for Sex Positive Culture is now hiding in plain sight in Pioneer Square, a historic district in downtown Seattle. The grand opening for the new location, more…

Farming and food stamps: The joke is on us

by Jane Chastain -- There is an old joke about the Department of Agriculture: One day, a bureaucrat in that arcane agency noticed a co-worker with a long face. He inquired, "Why the long more…

Needed: Linguistics counselor for Trump

by Jane Chastain -- Every president has a multitude of counselors: national security, economic, health, environment, etc. Some serve officially. Others are at his beck and call. This president, however, is sorely more…