Recipe for disaster, part 2

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week, I wrote that the Bush administration was sending the message to the thugs seeking to overthrow President Aristide of Haiti to "Keep it up boys. It's more…

Recipe for disaster

by Ellen Ratner -- President Bush has stated his vision for the world is democracy. He says, "Freedom is God's gift to man," and that freedom is the best defense against terrorism. more…

George Bush plays defense

by Ellen Ratner -- The White House has dug a hole and seems intent to keep digging as it attempts to defend the president's service record in the Texas and /or Alabama more…

The political season

by Ellen Ratner -- President Bush spent the better part of an hour explaining his reasons for going to war on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning. This was an unprecedented use of more…

High-school politics

by Ellen Ratner -- High-school politics is about one thing: popularity. What makes someone popular in high school is having the right looks, the right clothes, the right friends and the right more…

ABB: 'Anybody But Bush'

by Ellen Ratner -- Up until Campaign 2004, a candidate had to align with pet party interests in order to win a presidential primary race. This required a careful balancing act that, more…

Smoking gun

by Ellen Ratner -- The problem with firing gray-haired cabinet members who are multi-millionaires is they don't have anything to lose. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill spilled the depths of his mind, more…

Chatter, schmatter

by Ellen Ratner -- If you were one of the 8.3 million lucky airline passengers this holiday season – as I was – you might have needed an extra cocktail to settle more…

Are you better off?

by Ellen Ratner -- Saddam Hussein is in a cell wall papered with a picture of George Bush, Omar Gadhafi has invited the world to take a look at his shop of more…