Amazing work of human-rights lawyers

by Ellen Ratner -- My brother, Michael Ratner, who left us in May, used to think I was a conservative. I am not sure if he thought that because I am a more…

A cure for America's 'nasty' elections

by Ellen Ratner -- This is not the first nasty, contentious election the United States has experienced. The first "nasty" one was in 1800, between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Thomas Jefferson more…

The buzz in the 'spin room'

by Ellen Ratner -- The last presidential debate took place Wednesday. Afterward, live media coverage turned to the "spin room." There's a reason they call it the "spin room": After the debate, more…

How Obama inspires a new generation

by Ellen Ratner -- Many people are mixed about what President Obama has and has not done in his almost eight years of presidency. Some people think he has been overly meek more…

Triathlon: Just what the doctor ordered

by Ellen Ratner -- Every four years, journalists see the worst side of America. As kids, we were taught that the United States was the greatest nation on earth because of our more…