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…

Man-woman wage gap explained, again

by Jane Chastain -- Why do more college-educated women continue to prefer Democratic candidates over Republican? Surely they are smart enough to understand that capitalism (preferred by Republicans), though not perfect, provides more…

You can develop an attitude of gratitude

by Jane Chastain -- Although Thanksgiving Day dates back to the Pilgrims, it didn't become a national holiday until 1863 when America was in the midst of a bloody Civil War. Abraham more…

Lame-duck GOP to fix immigration?

by Jane Chastain -- Now that the election is over, we must address the elephant in the room – the issue Democrats seeking office avoided and most Republicans were afraid to discuss. more…