When is a non-profit not a non-profit?

by Ellen Ratner -- I am president of a non-profit foundation in addition to being a journalist. We give away goats and wheelchairs to people who have nothing in South Sudan. Our more…

Addiction: Not just for drunks anymore

by Ellen Ratner -- I don't know what caused Samantha Bee's tirade against Ivanka Trump, but it is pretty clear what caused Rosanne Barr's tweet against former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett. She more…

Trump's abortion 'gag rule' is about free speech

by Ellen Ratner -- It doesn't matter if you are pro-choice or pro-life. This week's actions by President Trump – banning abortions at facilities receiving federal family planning dollars – are bad more…

Do you remember the world before Facebook?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House and Senate. While some of his testimony was laughable as he explained social media to a bunch of more…

1 thing Trump got right

by Ellen Ratner -- There's a popular saying at the State Department: "We don't have permanent friends. We don't have permanent enemies. We only have permanent interests." Although much as been made more…