2 space events can unite the world

by Ellen Ratner -- For those of us baby boomers, the 1960s were a heady time. President Kennedy made a speech to Congress in May 1961 about going to the moon. In more…

Israel is rapidly changing

by Ellen Ratner -- Israel has changed. It has changed in a dramatic way. Although I had not been there in 10 years, I went again this week and, therefore, had a more…

Get ready! Trump will rock the primary world

by Ellen Ratner -- I just left Donald Trump's golf hotel in Ireland. Every American staying there could only talk about Donald Trump's rise in the polls and his prospects for clinching more…

Questioning sanity of anti-gay-marriage justices

by Ellen Ratner -- My brother, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and attorney for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, put a slight spear in my elation over the Supreme Court's more…

Inside the brain of Dylann Roof

by Ellen Ratner -- Most of America has been trying to make sense of what happened at the church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week. As we all know, the killings happened more…

Beware of massive hack attacks

by Ellen Ratner -- Often there are themes in our lives. This week's theme is cyber hacking. At the end of last week, there was a report of a massive hacking attack more…

Mastermind of death and his bookshelf

by Ellen Ratner -- This week there was a release of "Osama bin Laden's bookshelf" by the U.S. government. The first question to ask is, "Why now?" The second question to ask more…