If I were king of America

by Ellen Ratner -- Covering the Clintons as a member of the White House press, I was often impressed by their initiatives. Some worked; some needed improvement, but often they were cutting more…

Real lessons for GOP from midterms

by Ellen Ratner -- Much has been made about the Democrats' spectacular loss this week. Republicans were rejoicing that the spending, Obamacare Democrats had been roundly defeated. Were they really defeated? I'm more…

Midterm meanness takes vitriol to new level

by Ellen Ratner -- Midterm elections happen Tuesday. The Republicans are focused on winning the Senate and picking up House seats while the Democrats are using a probable strong showing in the more…

U.S. is not an Ebola-free island

by Ellen Ratner -- Reading through Newsweek magazine this week, there was an article about the television, radio and newspaper topic of the day: Ebola. It is not surprising that this week's more…

Hero saves lives around the world

by Ellen Ratner -- I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where we ranked as the eighth largest city in the United States. We were all proud of our city and felt it more…

Media's biased and incomplete stories

by Ellen Ratner -- We tell our interns at Talk Radio News that it is not what they put in a story but what they leave out that defines a "slanted, biased more…

Blind students reach for the stars

by Ellen Ratner -- My foster son was a survivor of torture and slavery in Muslim Sudan. He was taken as a small baby, along with his mother, as war booty. This more…