'And a little child shall lead them'

by Ellen Ratner -- I have traveled the world over to know this one truth: There is no force of nature as powerful as the joy of a child. Children have the more…

President Bush gives in to terrorists

by Ellen Ratner -- It's important to pay attention to the actions, not the words when it comes to Bush administration policy. President Bush says we will not give into terrorists. His more…

Blank check

by Ellen Ratner -- Given the weeklong 24-hour coverage of President Reagan's death, it is quite likely that most missed Attorney General Ashcroft's Senate testimony. It is a shame that the testimony more…

A moment of silence

by Ellen Ratner -- In the spirit of Memorial Day, I am going to take a break from finding fault in our government. Instead, I ask each reader to take a moment more…

Sarbanes-Oxley for the Bush administration

by Ellen Ratner -- Remember Enron, Global Crossing, MCI, Tyco? Do the names Ken Lay, Gary Winnick, Bernie Ebbers, Dennis Kozlowski ring a bell? They were the men who violated the public's more…

Trust us

by Ellen Ratner -- The Bush administration's motto is "Trust us." The people should never completely trust the government. Our Constitution was founded on the principle that no governing body deserves the more…

3 strikes and you're out!

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Cholene Espinoza, former U-2 pilot and twice-embedded journalist with the military in Iraq contributed to this column.The ever-evolving justification for the Iraq war has included weapons more…

A picture's worth a thousand words

by Ellen Ratner -- The pictures that were made public last week on "60 Minutes II" said it all to those who argue that the U.S. occupation of Iraq is about dominating more…

Marching in place

by Ellen Ratner -- As far as the Bush administration is concerned, the hundreds of thousands marching for the right for individuals to control the destiny of their bodies and lives, might more…

The poison in the wound of terrorism

by Ellen Ratner -- Uri Avnery is a well-known peace activist in the Middle East. He is an Israeli and he is a Zionist. I share in his passionate belief that Israel more…