Contraceptives for 11-year-olds isn't so crazy

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 giving contraceptives to children more…

Rooting for Ron

by Ellen Ratner -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul I attended my second college football game last weekend. The United States Air Force Academy Falcons handily defeated the Wyoming Cowboys, (alma mater of more…

Why Al Gore deserves the Peace Prize

by Ellen Ratner -- Getting up Friday morning, I immediately checked the Web to find out if former Vice President Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize. He did, and I was more…

50 years since Sputnik, who cares?

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week I wrote about the "No Child Left Behind" bill, which is currently up for reauthorization in Congress. I received several e-mails asking me, "Where in the more…

'No Child Left Behind' is working

by Ellen Ratner -- This week we got some news on the educational abilities of American students. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the NAEP, test showed some progress in more…

General's report was pure politics

by Ellen Ratner -- I would like to share some thoughts about last week's Ambassador Crocker–Gen. Petraeus hearings. While I didn't attend the House hearings, I was present as the Senate grilled more…

Still breathing the horror of 9/11

by Ellen Ratner -- Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. It is a day that all of us will never forget. That day has left many scars, some psychological, some physical, some more…

A queer double standard

by Ellen Ratner -- The 1945 novel written by George Orwell titled, "Animal Farm: A Fairy Story", provides a useful lens by which last week's resignation of Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig more…

Rove worse than Clinton

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week I was walking by the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the White House's next-door domicile for White House staffers. I couldn't help but notice a long line more…