Trump setting tone for America's strife

by Ellen Ratner -- After the 9/11 tragedy, in the United States, anywhere you went, people were kind and lovely. It lasted a long while before things went back to the pushy more…

Sick to death of Trump Jr. coverage

by Ellen Ratner -- Watching all Trump most of the time on CNN is painful. Who cares? Does it really matter that Donald Jr. had a meeting and we only find out more…

Should the U.S. assassinate Kim Jong-un?

by Ellen Ratner -- President Clinton made a deal with North Korea when Kim Jong-un's father, Kim Jong-il was "Dear Leader." He was offered about $4 billion in incentives. The deal was more…

Lessons learned from Jefferson's Monticello

by Ellen Ratner -- This week being the 4th of July, I ventured to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia. As a creator of the Declaration of Independence and the third president more…