Ignore China at our own peril

by Ellen Ratner -- As a Washington, D.C., journalist and as a publisher with Changing Lives Press, I run away from political "I-know-how-to-solve-things" books. Memoirs from people who are no longer in more…

'Mitt somebody'

by Ellen Ratner -- While in California attending my nephew's high-school graduation, I acted on a whim and decided to divert to Disneyland. I have been to Walt Disney World in Florida more…

Look forward to what is possible

by Ellen Ratner -- Today is Memorial Day, when we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Many of my generation know someone who died fighting in Vietnam, more…

Proud to be a mom

by Ellen Ratner -- Yesterday was Mother' Day. It was such a big deal for me that my producer at Fox News Channel bought me flowers. No, I'm not her mom, but more…

Chen and basic human rights

by Ellen Ratner -- During an election year everything is seen through the lens of the election, and that is often the correct way to view the political discourse or lack thereof. more…

Flu of the mind

by Ellen Ratner -- Amid the fanfare of Gov. Mitt Romney being declared the presidential nominee of his party, the bills passing through the House and Senate and the White House Correspondents more…

A scandal of Titanic proportions

by Ellen Ratner -- Like many Americans, I spent most of the weekend focused on two things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the Secret Service and military more…

Caught off guard by the scorpion

by Ellen Ratner -- This is how I woke up on Easter morning, with a statement from U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan: I am shocked by recent reports of a surge in more…

More important than Obamacare mandate

by Ellen Ratner -- This week the Supreme Court did what it is supposed to do by making sure all our laws reflect the meaning of the Constitution. Like most Americans, I more…

50-year war on drugs has failed

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, I went to hear Sir Richard Branson and Eric Nadelmann speak about the war on drugs. It was juxtaposed on Friday with my sitting in a more…