Robo calls will cost McCain

by Ellen Ratner -- If you are a registered Republican or Independent voter in a swing state you most likely have received a robo call during the last couple of weeks. Robo more…

Voters react to culture of greed

by Ellen Ratner -- All you have to do is to look at blogs and listener/viewer e-mail to know how angry Americans are right now. It is not just your usual every-four-years, more…

Fat cat welfare and pork for dorks

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week was a truly Washington week to remember. First up was the bailout package: failed the House on Monday, stuffed with pork and then passed by the more…

The party is over

by Ellen Ratner -- Party is over – our elected officials need to be cut off. I had the privilege of attending the first presidential race debate in Oxford, Miss., last week. more…

Where's a real leader when you need one?

by Ellen Ratner -- After more than a year of campaigning, contentious primaries, two conventions, a couple of hurricanes, Russia's invasion of the Republic of Georgia and a historic financial meltdown and more…

Government spying at its worst

by Ellen Ratner -- Just when you thought George Bush's abuse of the Constitution was ending, civil rights were clobbered one more time under this administration. If you thought your rights to more…

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…