Sarah Palin: McCain's trophy VP

by Ellen Ratner -- As my right-wing friends pop the bubbly and celebrate the end of this presidential election due to John McCain's choice of Gov. Sarah Palin as nominee for vice more…

Books, pencils, rulers – and 6 shooters

by Ellen Ratner -- Nobody had to wait too long for the insane consequences of the recent Heller decision (in which the Supreme Court voted by a one-vote margin to uphold an more…

Big Oil gets even bigger

by Ellen Ratner -- This week Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Democrats, represented by Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., called the oil company profits "Christmas in July." Of all the shocking facts that more…

Dumping on Obama

by Ellen Ratner -- The McCain campaign, seeking to win points against the high-scoring Sen. Obama, went into attack mode this week. First, while Obama was in Germany, McCain ate at a more…

The end of your privacy is here

by Ellen Ratner -- My staff convinced me that using Gmail (a free service of Google) would reduce download times and make traveling and e-mailing quick and easy. I fought them at more…

Decriminalize drugs

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week, the United Nation's World Health Organization released a study showing the drug and tobacco habits of citizens in 17 countries. Over 50,000 people were interviewed for more…

Garbage in, garbage out

by Ellen Ratner -- It is early Sunday morning in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and like in many places around the world the newspaper comes right to your door. The headline of more…

Schools must offer contraception

by Ellen Ratner -- Yesterday on "Fox and Friends," Jim Pinkerton and I debated a Fox News Poll concerning children and the availability of contraception. Fifty-seven percent said that giving contraceptives to more…

How Obama will seal the deal

by Ellen Ratner -- We had quite a week in the United States. The first serious woman candidate dropped out of the presidential race and gave her endorsement to the first African-American more…