U.S. must help Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week I stayed in a hotel with prices fit for Washington, D.C., or New York City. I was not in the United States. I was in Southern more…

An example of true leadership

by Ellen Ratner -- Like many Americans, I have known many people who have had run-ins with the criminal justice system. By run-ins, I don't mean a hearing for a speeding ticket. more…

Time for flat-earthers to wake up

by Ellen Ratner -- I travel a lot, and I use it as my time to catch up on reading and also to think and reflect. This week as I was purchasing more…

Why Obama's trips abroad are vital

by Ellen Ratner -- Having recently returned from a trip to China, I have a clear understanding why China is extremely competitive economically. It is not just the balance of trade and more…

Jon Stewart for president

by Ellen Ratner -- I spent the whole day at the "Rally to Restore Sanity" and, unlike the New York Times reporter, I did not find that the people I talked to more…

Action plan for Republicans

by Ellen Ratner -- When I worked in the mental-health field, we used to tell families that their seesaw dynamics kept the relationship at the same distance. One member of the couple more…

Obama is gaining steam

by Ellen Ratner -- President Obama is slowly gaining in steam, and the election is just a few weeks away. He is not going to pick up enough steam to change many more…

Hope for Haiti

by Ellen Ratner -- I just returned from Haiti where I was part of a delegation of the Haiti Support Project. The project was launched a decade and a half ago by more…

Protect public from oil pipelines

by Ellen Ratner -- We tend to think of infrastructure as bridges and roads. Now in the 21st century we think of fiber optics. Rarely do we think of pipelines, and if more…

How can we not support dreams?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week's filibuster of debate on the defense bill was another gift from the "Party of No." Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she voted against it because it was more…