Why media don't fight Obama's spying

by Ellen Ratner -- The last few weeks in the world of Washington reporting have been stressful and unbelievable. First, we had the Associated Press revelations. There were phone records seized from more…

Healing and spiritual experience

by Ellen Ratner -- Amidst the rain and cold this Memorial Day weekend, I attended a service in Cambridge, Mass., to honor the life of my friend, Eugene Taylor Ph.D. His work more…

Left's lessons on community organizing

by Ellen Ratner -- Over the weekend, I attended a conference on alternative media at Goddard College in Vermont. The first one was held in 1970, and this one was attended by more…

Back from 'the nerd prom'

by Ellen Ratner -- As a White House correspondent, I get to attend "the nerd" prom – also known as the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. There is a ton of star more…

'God has my soul, slaves have my heart'

by Ellen Ratner -- On Thursday night, sleeping at my foster son's house in Watertown, Mass., I experienced the bad part of humanity. As the police searched the neighborhood for the Boston more…

A hero for those with ADHD

by Ellen Ratner -- Two weeks ago, the New York Times crunched some numbers from raw data on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The data came from the Centers for Disease more…

Morning-after pill for young girls

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, a federal judge ruled that the morning-after pill – known as Plan B – should be made available to young girls over the counter. Some folks more…

Time to target gun shows

by Ellen Ratner -- As I have said in my column before: If it were up to me, I would outlaw guns and football. Both cause unnecessary injury and bodily trauma. In more…

Legacy showdown: Obama vs. Clinton

by Ellen Ratner -- By press accounts, President Obama had a good trip to the Middle East. Much of the press accounts about his trip were complimentary and a few of the more…