50-year war on drugs has failed

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, I went to hear Sir Richard Branson and Eric Nadelmann speak about the war on drugs. It was juxtaposed on Friday with my sitting in a more…

Again, it's corporations vs. the people

by Ellen Ratner -- I am out in Missoula, Mont., for the Big Sky Film Festival. Missoula is a mix of conservative Montana and a bit of the crunchy granola types that more…

Why Romney won CPAC straw poll

by Ellen Ratner -- The Conservative Political Action Committee, or CPAC, is the annual gathering of conservatives from around the country to hear speeches, visit booths on topics they are interested in more…

Moon base: Ingenuity or crazy talk?

by Ellen Ratner -- Former Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested not just a trip to the moon but a real base on the moon this week. "Crazy" is how most of the media more…

Is Newt truly forgiven?

by Ellen Ratner -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Now he is officially a contender for the GOP presidential nomination. Three different primaries and three more…

U.S. does not believe in reformation

by Ellen Ratner -- Before I got on the train to New York Sunday morning, I bought the New York Times. My favorite thing on Sunday is to read the book review more…

ELLEN RATNER: We're in for a wild ride!

by Ellen Ratner -- Two weeks ago, I wrote a column with some of my early New Year's predictions. This week, my big prediction is that WND's new website will be very more…