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…

Americans are ready for Obama

by Ellen Ratner -- It is not just Scott McClellan who may be moving away from the Bush camp; there are many Republicans who are very disillusioned with their party. They are more…

Karl Rove: The gift that keeps on giving

by Ellen Ratner -- Karl Rove is the gift that keeps on giving. Or maybe the mold that won't go away. This week's continuing Rove-O-Rama was an exchange of letters between Rove's more…

Why I love Harry Reid

by Ellen Ratner -- This week several journalists and bloggers had breakfast with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid just published a book, "The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington." more…