A few bad apples

by Ellen Ratner -- Hundreds of hours and thousands of pages later, the government would have us believe that the Abu Ghraib fiasco can be summed up as an unfortunate incident that more…

The day after

by Ellen Ratner -- The makers of Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil got a boost in sales, as did the number of hits on the Canadian immigration website last week in the wake more…

On that wall

by Ellen Ratner -- "Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall." Does anyone remember this line more…

Enough already!

by Ellen Ratner -- Am I the only one who has reached her saturation point with the 2004 presidential campaign? Granted, I am a member of the White House press corps and more…

Not the president's job

by Ellen Ratner -- Presidential campaign 2004 is the first campaign in over 30 years that has been dominated by national security. The state of our union barely made it to center more…

Politics unplugged

by Ellen Ratner -- Campaign 2004 has been an emotional roller coaster for the "undecided voter." There have been good weeks and bad weeks for each of the candidates. After the Swift more…

Master of mixed messages

by Ellen Ratner -- I finally lost count of the number of times President Bush used the phrase "mixed messages" in last week's first presidential debate. He used it three times in more…

Reality check

by Ellen Ratner -- As I listen to President Bush's campaign stump speech, I can't help but think he, not Ronald Reagan, is the actor. The president is as slow on his more…

Big business politics

by Ellen Ratner -- After spending this past week at the Republican National Convention, I am convinced more than ever that the Republican Party is run like a big business. They treat more…