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by Ellen Ratner -- I'm going to use my column this week to introduce my readers to a new book written by Richard F. Miller, the military affairs correspondent of Talk Radio more…

Fire in Iraq

by Ellen Ratner -- We claimed that the reason why we invaded Iraq was to separate Saddam from his CBWs (as in Chemical and Biological Weapons) and, quite possibly, nukes. So I'll more…

Does America bear
any responsibility?

by Ellen Ratner -- "It would be meaningless to apologize now. But, I do apologize." – Last words of Perry Smith, just before being executed for the murder of the Clutter family, more…

Right turn in France?

by Ellen Ratner -- There's a social tragedy unfolding in France as ghetto rioting passes its 10th day. All of it – the kids throwing stones, the cars set afire, the random, more…

Red meat for red-meat eaters

by Ellen Ratner -- Before offering my predictions about what Friday's indictment of "Scooter" Libby means ("Scooter" is an Andover Academy graduate ... where do preppies come up with these nicknames?) let more…

America's decadence

by Ellen Ratner -- "The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." – Alexis de Tocqueville Recently, I thought of America's favorite Frenchman more…

Bush: A truly small man

by Ellen Ratner -- This month's story has been that George W. Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supremes has pitted him against his own conservative base. Yet for liberals, this more…

No more excuses

by Ellen Ratner -- "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves ..." – "Julius Caesar," by William Shakespeare Here's my paraphrase of an old ethnic joke that more…

A modest proposal

by Ellen Ratner -- As regular readers of this column know, I've just returned from the back roads and byways of Mississippi and Louisiana. I spent time at the Mt. Zion Methodist more…

Community

by Ellen Ratner -- This past week I, along with several members of Talk Radio News Service, decided to continue our "embedded journalist" coverage. Only this time, we were not in Iraq, more…