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…

Setting the record straight

by Ellen Ratner -- I want to be absolutely clear about one thing. When it comes to the great issues of war and peace, I get up in the morning and start more…

Bring back the draft – part II

by Ellen Ratner -- Loyal readers may remember last year's column calling for a return of the draft. Just to show that I wasn't quite howling in the wilderness, the same cause more…

Predictions for the new year

by Ellen Ratner -- This is every columnist's nightmare and opportunity – the chance to make in-print predictions about the future. Look, the truth is that if I knew even the contents more…

The Bush Tapes!

by Ellen Ratner -- I want to break an exclusive story today, a story that never happened. I managed to get my hot little hands on the Bush Tapes, the ones that more…