Bring on Obamacare!

by Ellen Ratner -- I finally had a free weekend, so I spent an hour or so looking over my most recent mail that was not a must-be-paid bill. I savor the more…

There ought to be a law

by Ellen Ratner -- On Thursday this week, there was almost no press in the hearing room at Chairman Darrell Issa's House Government Reform Committee. Had it been a hearing on Benghazi more…

Your government is spying on you

by Ellen Ratner -- Our Founding Fathers would be turning over in their graves. They would not be very upset about Gen. David Petraeus and his affair, as Ben Franklin is said more…

Why do people act this way?

by Ellen Ratner -- Just when we thought all the lunacy and hubbub of the election was done, we were pushed straight into the Gen. Patraeus mess. It became more and more more…

8 lessons from the election

by Ellen Ratner -- I am writing from a liberal perspective, but the lessons that should be heeded by all. There was no partisanship in what was learned Tuesday; the numbers speak more…

Ohio: Let's move forward

by Ellen Ratner -- I frequently write about Ohio. I am from Ohio and believe in my heart of hearts in the well-worn expression, "As goes Ohio, so goes the nation." In more…

Florida's election roller coaster

by Ellen Ratner -- On my way to the debate in Boca Raton, I decided to spend an extra couple of days in Florida. I wanted to see some friends and get more…

Mitt's voting-machine buddies

by Ellen Ratner -- Although I spend most of my time commuting between New York and Washington, D.C., I am from the great state of Ohio. I love Ohio, although the state's more…

A presidential debate makeover

by Ellen Ratner -- Two years ago, I wrote a piece called “Jon Stewart for president.” I had spent the day on the National Mall observing the “The Rally to Restore Sanity.” more…