America's part in border 'crisis'

by Ellen Ratner -- There have been a few topics that have been at the top of talk radio this summer: Ukraine, Israel and Hamas, Lois Lerner and the IRS and immigration more…

Laughingstock of the Republican Party

by Ellen Ratner -- We have a policy at Talk Radio News Service, and it has served us well. We do not pay attention to the personal lives of politicians and policymakers. more…

Put these books on your reading list

by Ellen Ratner -- Reporters often ask politicians and other people they are speaking to, "What are you reading?" It is a question that often will provide insight into the life of more…

U.N. 'parade of horribles'

by Ellen Ratner -- For those of us who cover the United Nations, there is an almost daily "parade of horribles" with the world's conflicts. It is hard to listen to sometimes. more…

The economic price of climate change

by Ellen Ratner -- In Washington, D.C., both sides almost never agree. It also takes people not serving in elected or appointed office to tell the truth. People in politics don't want more…

Germany: 'A sign of hope' for all of us

by Ellen Ratner -- This week was the eighth United Nations' "Talk Radio Day," a time when ambassadors and other United Nations officials tell the radio world what the U.N. really does. more…

What Americans don't know about D-Day

by Ellen Ratner -- The 70th anniversary of D-Day took place Friday. There were many ceremonies in France that day, including the American-French Ceremony at Omaha Beach. President Obama spoke before a more…

Time for America to embrace transgenders

by Ellen Ratner -- In 1966, Time Magazine published a cover story, "The Homosexual in America," and acrostically referred to the homosexual as "him" in the piece. This was before the Stonewall more…

Never forget America's greatest heroes

by Ellen Ratner -- Washington, D.C., has been embroiled in a Veterans Affairs hospital scandal just in time for Memorial Day. All eyes have been on the care veterans get or don't more…

America's gift of a diverse society

by Ellen Ratner -- Ten years and 11 months after Brown v. Board of Education, I landed in Memphis, Tennessee. "Landed" is the best term to describe it because I felt like more…