Key to peace in South Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- Two weeks ago, I wrote about lessons learned from the conflict in South Sudan. This week a peace agreement was signed in Ethiopia, and it was broken and more…

U.S. desperately needs a higher minimum wage

by Ellen Ratner -- There are two things that make me nuts: One is not extending unemployment benefits before Congress took a recess, and the other is not raising the minimum wage. more…

Lessons from South Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- As we see the world's newest country slowly become torn apart, we can only reflect on how this happened and how it can be prevented in other areas. more…

Our predictions for 2014

by Ellen Ratner -- Once a year, I ask the staff of Talk Radio News Service, or TRNS, to weigh in with their New Year's predictions. They all have their areas of more…

Praying for South Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- I am sitting this morning writing for WND and am close to paralyzed about the situation in South Sudan. Readers who follow this column know that I spend more…

Changing lives in South Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- This is a time of year to think of the goodness of human beings and also consider what is possible. We give ourselves permission to think what is more…

Hunt for aliens could save Earth

by Ellen Ratner -- In the 19th century, Congress held a hearing on spirits and spiritualism. There was much laughter and merriment about the hearing, and someone suggested that the hearing should more…

U.N. makes progress in protecting women

by Ellen Ratner -- As a talk radio/media person, I hear plenty about the United Nations. The two anti-U.N. opinions I hear most frequently are that the overall goal of the U.N. more…

We need answers for drone slayings

by Ellen Ratner -- The drone policy of the Obama administration has been more of a focus this week as Code Pink brought to the U.S. the relative of two family members more…

Keeping insurance is least of our worries

by Ellen Ratner -- There are many aspects of the health-care law that are not getting the attention they deserve and make the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) more complex than the media more…