Support these life-saving heroes

by Ellen Ratner -- Whenever my friend, Mark Pfeifle, asks me to do something, I do it. We met many years ago when he was working at the Republican National Committee. He more…

President Wilson's racism and other misdeeds

by Ellen Ratner -- In the late 1990s, I was a Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow. I went to two college campuses and spoke to classes about covering Washington. Now, with the controversy more…

Let's talk about the gun role in terror

by Ellen Ratner -- Like a good share of humanity who followed the carnage in Paris on Friday, I asked, why? Why do people commit terror? Why does the United States have more…

Obama's impressive record of change

by Ellen Ratner -- Being in Washington, you hear all sorts of things about the person occupying the White House, and it doesn't matter if it is occupied by a Democrat or more…

Celebrating 70 years of the United Nations

by Ellen Ratner -- Seventy years ago, the United Nations was formed. It began in the aftermath of World War II. The League of Nations, which had been founded after World War more…

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

by Ellen Ratner -- On Saturday, in Juba, South Sudan, Dr. Atong Ayuel Longar, who is the only practicing psychiatrist in the world's newest country of South Sudan (population of 11 million people), more…

Why Americans want Warren to run

by Ellen Ratner -- Elizabeth Warren was the guest of the hour at the Washington Ideas Forum hosted in Washington, D.C., by the Atlantic and the Aspen Institute this week. She emphasized more…