Where has she gone?

by Ellen Ratner -- I had a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty from the vantage point of my U.S. Airways shuttle seat from Washington, D.C., to New York City last more…

Ownership society

by Ellen Ratner -- The president likes to talk about an "ownership society." Mr. Bush has a bold ownership agenda. It spans the American economic landscape from retirements to tax code to more…

Better off with the lottery

by Ellen Ratner -- Our traveling-salesman president went on the road this week to do what he does best: sell a bill of goods to the American people. He learned how effective more…

Dogs watching television

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week's news that the Federal Aviation Administration had 52 pre-9-11 warnings coupled with the news that the Bush administration not only failed to act, but failed to more…

Waffling toward Gomorrah

by Ellen Ratner -- President Bush was asked, in an interview with the Washington Post on Jan. 16, whether or not he was going to resurrect the constitutional amendment to ban gay more…

End of the spin cycle

by Ellen Ratner -- George Bush has barely begun his second term and the Republican hate chefs are heating up the old leftovers and spicing up a few old recipes with some more…

Talk is cheap

by Ellen Ratner -- I would be "one happy camper" if the president's words and actions were more closely associated with one another. As he said in the opening remarks of his more…

Their due

by Ellen Ratner -- "It's our due," was the argument Vice President Cheney gave to the president for why he should proceed with a tax cut for the wealthy in the middle more…

Declare victory and go home

by Ellen Ratner -- I have been on record as being against the war in Iraq from the beginning. I do not know one person – Red State, Blue State, Democrat, Republican, more…

Manmade disasters

by Ellen Ratner -- The year 2005 began under an umbrella of grief. A tsunami, in the blink of an eye, wiped out the lives and livelihoods of tens upon tens of more…