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…

Man of the Year

by Ellen Ratner -- I was thankful to see that Time Magazine has bestowed the honor of Man of the Year on the U.S. Solider. Clearly, this group of Americans has sacrificed more…

Syria

by Ellen Ratner -- I just returned from Syria, second on the list of the neocon's "Usual Suspect Hit List," after Iran. Syria has not yet been formally designated as a spoke more…

A liberal's Thanksgiving

by Ellen Ratner -- Listening to my conservative friends, I sometimes get the feeling that they believe Thanksgiving is a holiday owned by them. That somehow, liberals' political or social dissent is more…

Ungodly?

by Ellen Ratner -- The only thing let out of the closet by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling on gay marriage was Lady Justice herself. And it's about time. By affirming more…

Leadership by example

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week, President Bush declared he'd like to see democracy break out in the Middle East (whether they want it or not; whether they can manage it or more…