Why America needs more than just a wall

by Ellen Ratner -- This week was the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference, or CPAC. It has been happening for years, but this year President Trump spoke at the conference. I more…

Climate change and end of the human race

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, I spent five days on the Caribbean island of Grenada. My first visit to the island was in 1978. Then, the island had the distinct aroma more…

From front lines of the Women's March

by Ellen Ratner -- This was quite a week between the inauguration and the Women's March in Washington. The Women's March in Washington was one of 600 marches that took place across more…

Obama leaves office with a big finish

by Ellen Ratner -- President Obama has taken a very activist approach to his last month in the White House. Some people have said he was more active in the last month more…

20 bold predictions for 2017

by Ellen Ratner -- Every year, we ask our staff and our advisers to give us New Year's predictions. Here are the ones from the people who give us both news and more…

Obama outshines in his last 6 weeks

by Ellen Ratner -- While people are being critical of President Obama as he leaves office, some of us wish he had been more like he has been in the last six more…