Beyond the veil

by Ellen Ratner -- Nobody knows what the next stop will be on the president's Anti-Terrorism Express. There's certainly no shortage of candidates: Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Lebanon or Iran – more…

John Walker Lindh

by Ellen Ratner -- John Walker Lindh has become a symbol for every armchair patriot and jingoist – and even many Americans who are understandably wondering how any young man, especially one more…

Investigate – now!

by Ellen Ratner -- There is an elephant in the parlor so big and fat that everybody – politicians, journalists, cops, soldiers and citizens – has to squeeze real tight just to more…

A liberal's manifesto

by Ellen Ratner -- Over the last 20 years, there's been a lot of confusion about what a liberal is and what a liberal stands for. Well, we're in a shooting war more…

It can't happen here
– or can it?

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Reporter Gareth Schweitzer contributed to this column.Writing last April in the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne, Jr. compared President Bush's tax cut to a frog dropped in more…

Our 'good friends,' the Saudis

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Reporter Gareth Schweitzer contributed to this column.During the Cold War, America was often criticized for supporting dictators and corrupt regimes abroad just because they happened to more…

A tactical mistake

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Reporter Gareth Schweitzer contributed to this column.If you believe that the possibility of nuclear destruction ended with the Cold War, give ear to what some of more…

Dead men tell no tales

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: Reporter Gareth Schweitzer contributed to this column.It seems like another age, but my thoughts recently took me to a plane ride last June, en route to more…

A drop in the bucket

by Ellen Ratner -- Editor's note: This is Ellen Ratner's debut commentary for WorldNetDaily. You can find her column here each Friday exclusively on WorldNetDaily. Reporter Gareth Schweitzer contributed to this column. more…