'Woman in Gold' and key U.N. mission

by Ellen Ratner -- When I was 10, my mother took me to see the United Nations. There, I saw this amazing building along the East River and viewed the Isaiah Wall, more…

Mad about Pluto: What that says about us

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, scientists think they found a new planet. They did not see it, but they believe it is there based on its trajectory and gravitational pull. Most more…

U.N. offers roadmap for dealing with terror

by Ellen Ratner -- I have not met any known terrorist, but every person I speak with is worried about terrorism. Sept. 11 happened 14-and-a-half years ago, but most of us have more…

We should support Obama's mental health order

by Ellen Ratner -- There has been non-stop conversation this week regarding the president's executive orders on guns. Many people say he wants to take guns away from citizens in violation of more…

Our predictions for 2016

by Ellen Ratner -- Once a year, I turn this column over to the staff of Talk Media News to run their predictions. Here is the predictions for 2016: Bob Ney – more…

Are you willing to fight for free speech?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, I went to see "Trumbo," the movie about James Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten. When the movie takes place (mid-1940s more…

Support these life-saving heroes

by Ellen Ratner -- Whenever my friend, Mark Pfeifle, asks me to do something, I do it. We met many years ago when he was working at the Republican National Committee. He more…