A story of faith and hope

by Ellen Ratner -- I was on a plane on Saturday going from Los Angles to Miami. Although my foster son from South Sudan was not sitting with me, I decided to more…

America losing press freedom

by Ellen Ratner -- For those of us concerned with freedom of speech, the events this past week in France have left us speechless. I am on the American advisory board of more…

Top 7 priorities for Congress this winter

by Ellen Ratner -- Congress comes back this week, sort of. It's having ceremonial swearings-in, but it will not meet as a deliberative body until the president's State of the Union toward more…

Our predictions for 2015

by Ellen Ratner -- I've compiled a list of some 2015 predictions from the staff at Talk Radio News Service. Justin Duckham is the deputy bureau chief and White House correspondent. Justin more…

3 ways violence thrives – but shouldn't

by Ellen Ratner -- It is the Christmas season, and I am distressed that in our own country, one of the hallmarks of democracy, we have so much violence and rancor. Just more…