Making peace

by Ellen Ratner -- By the time this column appears, the war may have already begun. As I have said many times in this space, it is a war I oppose. But more…

From somewhere in the Persian Gulf ...

by Ellen Ratner -- This week's column is coming from the USS Kitty Hawk, the only permanently deployed aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. Last week, some of you may remember more…

Come embed with me

by Ellen Ratner -- I've generated a fair amount of controversy in this column by my position against the looming war in Iraq. It hasn't been a popular position, as my mail more…

The cost of the maybe-war

by Ellen Ratner -- An air of mystery, cloak and dagger, guys wearing fedoras and trench coats, tight-lipped officials, mum as can be, nobody's talking. So what's the big secret? Is it more…

Saddam's defense

by Ellen Ratner -- In March 2003, American and British forces entered Iraq from the south through Kuwait, from the north through Turkey and the west from Jordan. Preceded by 72 hours more…

Rethinking NATO

by Ellen Ratner -- What's NATO stand for these days? Not Arming Turkey, Oui? How about Not Against Terrorism, OK? Or maybe it stands for Not Allies TOday. After France and Germany's more…

The Democratic quagmire

by Ellen Ratner -- What's the right sports metaphor? Slam-dunk? Hole-in-one? Touchdown? The Hat Trick? Whatever you call it, Secretary of State Colin Powell scored with his presentation of evidence before the more…

Point-counterpoint on the Middle East

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Richard Miller is a political consultant to Talk Radio News Service. He co-authored this commentary. Ellen Ratner's view I have just returned from a week in more…

And the winners are …

by Ellen Ratner -- Oscars! Golden Globe Awards! We've officially entered the "best this" and "best that" season, during which Hollywood slaps itself on the back, casts votes for each other and more…

Engage North Korea!

by Ellen Ratner -- To understand what's happening in Korea, one first has to go back more than half a century to the 1920s and '30s. In those lamentable days, Hitler and more…