Recovering America's glory

by Ellen Ratner -- I have been covering Congress since 1991, when I first started in radio. I have seen the House banking scandal, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and many more…

The legacy of Walter Reed

by Ellen Ratner -- I recently received some criticism from a reader of the this column for its being titled "Liberal and Proud." He thought the name was sinful. There are many more…

Time for Republicans to negotiate fairly

by Ellen Ratner -- Having just returned from Italy where there is fiscal madness and a crises brewing, I had time to reflect on the problems that the United States might encounter. more…

Introducing the world's newest country

by Ellen Ratner -- Saturday was the independence celebration of the world's brand new country, the Republic of South Sudan. It was a great day marking an end to South Sudan's long more…

Time for worldwide ban on ivory

by Ellen Ratner -- Yesterday I visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. Watching the elephants play and dunk in the mud was very different than seeing bored elephants in more…

There is hope for Rep. Weiner

by Ellen Ratner -- Let's step away from the question of if and when Anthony Weiner should resign. That will be up to the political process, the constituents in his district and more…

Let's play fair in GOP primary debates

by Ellen Ratner -- The CNN Republican primary debate in New Hampshire is about to take place on June 13. The press who have been through the ritual know it well: A more…

Paul Ryan's dreadful Medicare plan

by Ellen Ratner -- An election which was supposed to be a shoo-in for Republicans in a solid GOP upstate New York district is suddenly very close. Why? Because the citizens of more…