10 years since 'America's Great Storm'

by Ellen Ratner -- Aug. 29 was the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. For many people in America, it brought back horrifying memories; however, one talk-show host said, "No one cares, they more…

Time to get honest in your relationship

by Ellen Ratner -- The website Ashley Madison, which was hacked and had its private information about members released this week, has Washington and others abuzz. First, for those of us who more…

Dems have strong candidates other than Hillary

by Ellen Ratner -- Washington, D.C., is on vacation, but that is not preventing either side from vocalizing its view of the presidential sweepstakes. One frequent refrain is that the Democratic Party more…

Why so many Americans love Trump

by Ellen Ratner -- Several weeks ago, I wrote about the candidacy of Donald Trump, and many say they will vote for him. People vote for whom they want in their living more…

Reagan's alarming words about Medicare

by Ellen Ratner -- This week was the 50th anniversary of Medicare. When Medicare became law, I was living in Memphis, Tennessee. My mother had married a physician after my father died, more…

2 space events can unite the world

by Ellen Ratner -- For those of us baby boomers, the 1960s were a heady time. President Kennedy made a speech to Congress in May 1961 about going to the moon. In more…

Israel is rapidly changing

by Ellen Ratner -- Israel has changed. It has changed in a dramatic way. Although I had not been there in 10 years, I went again this week and, therefore, had a more…

Get ready! Trump will rock the primary world

by Ellen Ratner -- I just left Donald Trump's golf hotel in Ireland. Every American staying there could only talk about Donald Trump's rise in the polls and his prospects for clinching more…

Questioning sanity of anti-gay-marriage justices

by Ellen Ratner -- My brother, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and attorney for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, put a slight spear in my elation over the Supreme Court's more…