Pundits: Deaf, dumb and blind

by Ellen Ratner -- After watching the Democratic presidential debates last week , I saw a side of the media that I would like to pretend I had not seen. Anyone who more…

Harry Reid and the 'lost' war

by Ellen Ratner -- In politics, honesty is never the best policy. If you doubt that, just ask Democrat Sen. Harry Reid. He simply gave voice to what 99 percent of the more…

Failing grade for abstinence education

by Ellen Ratner -- Blogs have changed what we get for news and fortunately the website rhrealitycheck.org picked up what otherwise would have been a buried story. This story was not about more…

The tears of a clown

by Ellen Ratner -- President Bush gave a short stand-up comedy speech at the Radio TV Dinner last week in Washington, D.C. He delivered funny line after funny line: ''Well, where should more…

Gen. Pace deserves the boot

by Ellen Ratner -- Donald Rumsfeld left the Pentagon and so far no one has been very sad about it. The new Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been showing that leadership doesn't more…

Bush bags his trophy terrorist

by Ellen Ratner -- This week the Pentagon released the Guantanamo hearing of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM). Two senators went to Guantanamo to witness his hearing via closed circuit television. The senators more…

Hopelessness causes crime

by Ellen Ratner -- Sen. Mary Landrieu spent the greater part of last week fighting for increased funding for victims of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans has turned into the Wild West. Red more…

Romney preaches to the choir

by Ellen Ratner -- The Conservative Political Action Conference 2007 (CPAC) had almost 4,000 participants this year. All of the major declared GOP presidential candidates were there, with the exception of Sen. more…

The cure for campaign burnout

by Ellen Ratner -- Covering past presidential elections was fun, insightful and even inspiring. A candidate had to put themselves in front of real people, not real cameras, in order to gain more…

Non-binding government

by Ellen Ratner -- America's ''lawmakers'' might need to change their name to ''statementmakers'' or ''hearingmakers'' if the rest of the year continues in the theme of non-binding/meaningless resolutions. The House and more…