For once, Trump did something right

by Ellen Ratner -- Anyone who reads this column knows that I am not a Trumper; but as I always say, "A stopped clock is right twice a day." Under the guidance more…

Where is Ben Carson when we need him?

by Ellen Ratner -- Many people ask, where is Ben Carson? He was born in 1951, so he's no spring chicken. He's a trained neurosurgeon. As we like to say in the more…

The internet: What has it wrought?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week we saw murders of Muslims in New Zealand. The murders were tragic, and the perpetrator had written a very long epistle about how to hate. In more…

#MeToo movement is long past due

by Ellen Ratner -- International Women's Day was celebrated last Friday. It has changed since I marched in 1971 and helped take over a Harvard building. At that time, we did not more…

A wall won't make a difference

by Ellen Ratner -- President Trump is invoking his emergency powers to build a wall. First of all, a wall will not work. The people who bring in drugs and people will more…