Are you willing to fight for free speech?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, I went to see "Trumbo," the movie about James Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten. When the movie takes place (mid-1940s more…

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…