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…

Time to get rid of the Second Amendment

by Ellen Ratner -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an op-ed for the New York Times last week and said it's time to do away with the Second Amendment. more…

I love my conservative friends!

by Ellen Ratner -- This week I had dinner in Dallas, Texas, with two of my close friends whom I love. They are what we call in Washington, D.C., Trumpers – they more…

Dear Dreamers: Don't ever give up

by Ellen Ratner -- The DREAM Act, an acronym that stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, would have given legal status to people known as Dreamers (people brought to more…