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 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Why we should deport Bernie: Stats on single-payer health care in Canada

Forget Rep. Ilhan Omar. I’d like to send Sen. Bernie Sanders back to the country from which he came, Canada. No, he wasn’t from Canada originally, but he was there recently. Does that count? After all, he is so in love with tha... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Put a trillion dollars in perspective

“A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon, you’re talking about real money,” the late Sen. Everett Dirksen said. Dirksen, a Republican from Illinois was the Senate Minority Leader in the 1960s. He was as famous for his... — Updated 8/14/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

World's greatest negotiator just got rolled

Don’t look now, but the world’s greatest negotiator just got rolled on a budget deal by a couple of snake oil salesman, and you will end up paying the bill. Don’t blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She does what she has... — Updated 8/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Anatomy of the immigration crisis

The nation’s southern border is an open sieve. As a result, thousands of people from Central America and countless other countries are storming into the country every day along with untold amounts of drugs and other... — Updated 7/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Kamala the Khameleon discards people 'like toilet paper' when need be

So who is Kamala Harris, the woman who has risen to the top of the polls after the first Democratic presidential debate, and how did she get so popular? The simple answer is that she is attractive and managed to knock the, up to th... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Freedom is hard to gain; easy to lose

The nation can use a holiday, a holiday from the bickering that now characterizes its political debates in the halls of Congress or what passes as “news.” Even social media is awash in vitriol. As the nation pauses to enjoy ti... — Updated 7/12/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

A pro-abortion feminist speaks truth, Will Democratic politicians dare to do the same

I must admit, when I first heard of Sophie A. Lewis, I thought she was a clever hoax invented by a conservative blogger designed to show people just how vacuous a feminist philosopher can be. Lewis has been described as a feminist... — Updated 6/20/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

China's giant sucking sound

In 1980, presidential candidate Ross Perot used the metaphor of a “giant sucking sound” to warn citizens of the dangers of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. He correctly predicted that many U.S.... — Updated 5/24/2019 Full story

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Democrats' bluff on immigration

Democrats have an answer for their critics who question why they are spending time investigating President Donald Trump instead of addressing the urgent needs of the country: “We can walk and chew gum at the same time,” they... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

The most dangerous uncle in America

Now that Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race, his poll numbers have continued to rise. While some have dismissed his early lead attributing it to nothing more than name recognition, this is wishful thinking... — Updated 5/10/2019

 
 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Wake up to the great congressional con games

Have you ever been the victim of a con? Let me tell you about my experience in France. My husband and I took the late night Chunnel, the undersea train that goes from London to Paris. Tired after a day of sightseeing, we were... — Updated 5/1/2019

 
 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

 

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