Keeping our homeland secure

by Ellen Ratner -- This should have been a great week for Democrats. President G.W. Bush let the light of day shine on what has been a hermetically sealed-shut win for the more…

Uday and Qusay, R.I.P. (Rot In Perdition)

by Ellen Ratner -- Two heads of three-headed Iraqi Hydra have been chopped off. While I oppose capital punishment with all of my corpuscles, what happened to these two monsters wasn't an more…

Another Democratic dead end

by Ellen Ratner -- Most Democrats would have to take a back seat to yours truly when it came to opposing the Iraq War. I disagreed with the decision to intervene – more…

Come clean Mr. President!

by Ellen Ratner -- No, this is not a plea for a scandal-driven mea culpa or for the Bush administration to release a ream of missing or subpoenaed documents. This is a more…

Intervene in Liberia now!

by Ellen Ratner -- In making the decision whether or not to send a small contingent (estimates range from 500 to 2,000) of American troops to Liberia, the Bush administration is being more…

One for the Supreme Court!

by Ellen Ratner -- It's been the kind of week for gay people that the Emancipation Proclamation was for African-Americans and the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women more…

Baghdad Mary

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Cholene Espinoza contributed to this columnBAGHDAD, Iraq – My week in Iraq's capital has been instructive, pointing to both the perils and the promises of reconstructing more…

What to do with Waksal

by Ellen Ratner -- Nothing befits a liberal better than demanding the scalps of corporate fat-cats who've swindled their way to multi-million-dollar estancias, private jets and $7,000 shower curtains. I know, because more…

Sen. Clinton's 'Living History'

by Ellen Ratner -- What's going on with Hillary Clinton's forthcoming book, "Living History"? I don't mean what tell-alls, tattles and tittles it might contain – those will be analyzed and deconstructed more…

What world leaders
are really saying

by Ellen Ratner -- Bush Braces for Meeting With French and German Leaders –Recent New York Times headline What's the best metaphor to describe President Bush's upcoming meeting with French President Jacques more…