Remembering Jews who perished at Nazi hands

by Ellen Ratner -- In June, I interviewed the German ambassador to the United Nations, Harald Braun. We talked about Germany's involvement in world peace and the actions that the German government more…

Where was right during Bush's 'overreach'?

by Ellen Ratner -- On Saturday at Fox News Channel, Jim Pinkerton and I debated about whether there is presidential overreach and too much use of executive power. This is after the more…

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…