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 By Jane Chastain    Anza 

Angry white male studies is the latest worthless college course

While much has been written about worthless college courses, the “Angry White Male Studies,” course, which will be offered at the University of Kansas in the fall 2019, takes the cake. It is right up there with a course... — Updated 4/19/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Never thought it would happen, I'm defending two left-wing Democrats

As an unabashed conservative, I’ve always considered myself to be fair-minded and rather independent, voting for the best candidate available for an office whether they are a Republican or Democrat. I’ll admit I haven’t... — Updated 4/13/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Two value systems – two economic systems: Choose wisely

My last column brought out some crazies, largely due to the attention-catching headline that included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest member of Congress. For the record, columnists do not write headlines. That is the job of... — Updated 3/30/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Just say "no thank you" to IWD, Girl Scouts and their cookies

This is the week where real feminists separate from their radical counterparts. For the uninformed, March 8, was officially International Women’s Day, but it is the catalyst for weeklong events held throughout the country and... — Updated 3/22/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Opinion

Mandatory recycling is garbage

Mandatory recycling is the least effective way to take care of the nation’s trash, and it is getting more expensive by the day. One of the least reported stories this past year is that China has stopped taking our recyclables.... — Updated 3/13/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Mandatory recycling is garbage

Mandatory recycling is the least effective way to take care of the nation’s trash, and it is getting more expensive by the day. One of the least reported stories this past year is that China has stopped taking our recyclables.... — Updated 3/13/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

The fruitless effort to stamp out Christmas

Could it be me, or are candy canes more popular than ever this Christmas? I made a recent trip back east to celebrate my aunt’s 90th birthday. We stayed an extra day to attend church with her. Much to my surprise, the men at the... — Updated 12/28/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Opinion

Lumps of coal in taxpayer stockings

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 to see what they get from Congress in the way of a... — Updated 12/20/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Lumps of coal in taxpayer stockings

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 to see what they get from Congress in the way of a... — Updated 12/21/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Man-woman wage gap explained, again

Why do more college-educated women continue to prefer Democratic candidates over Republican? Surely they are smart enough to understand that capitalism, which is preferred by Republicans, though not perfect, provides a higher... — Updated 12/7/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Don't blame Trump – blame lily-livered House GOP

It’s a little early for an in-depth analysis of the 2018 midterms; however, there are a few takeaways that are hard to miss. President Donald Trump is a net-gain for Republicans and a force to be reckoned with for years to come.... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Legitimate discourse is an endangered species

When bigoted Stephanie Wilkinson asked Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave her restaurant, it touched off a media feeding frenzy and, predictably, caused some political crazies to leave their filthy, hate-filled nests.... — Updated 7/19/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

The ugly truth about 'Saint Maxine' Waters

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, she took aim at the president again. “Already, you have members of... — Updated 7/16/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Don't be fooled by border hysterics

A mother, who is a U.S. citizen, decides to break into a bank and is captured. Should her children sent to prison with her? Of course not. Prison is no place for a child. A mother from a Central American country decides to break... — Updated 7/4/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Opinion

The Supremes' commit dereliction of duty

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 baker was punished for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding, was s... — Updated 6/20/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Is DeNiro the new Jane Fonda?

For decades, the political class, as well as other influential people, have observed the maxim “politics stops at the water’s edge.” It simply means that when a president is dealing with a matter of national importance abroad... — Updated 8/1/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

The Supremes' commit dereliction of duty

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 baker was punished for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding, was s... — Updated 8/1/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Opinion

The anything-but Center for Sex Positive Culture promotes the dark underworld of anything-goes sex

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, formally called the Wet Spot, is this Saturday, but don’t try... — Updated 6/8/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Opinion

Farming and food stamps, the joke is on us

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 face?” His co-worker said, “My farmer died.” It’s a ba... — Updated 6/1/2018

 

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