Addiction: Not just for drunks anymore

by Ellen Ratner -- I don't know what caused Samantha Bee's tirade against Ivanka Trump, but it is pretty clear what caused Rosanne Barr's tweet against former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett. She more…

Trump's abortion 'gag rule' is about free speech

by Ellen Ratner -- It doesn't matter if you are pro-choice or pro-life. This week's actions by President Trump – banning abortions at facilities receiving federal family planning dollars – are bad more…

Do you remember the world before Facebook?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House and Senate. While some of his testimony was laughable as he explained social media to a bunch of more…

1 thing Trump got right

by Ellen Ratner -- There's a popular saying at the State Department: "We don't have permanent friends. We don't have permanent enemies. We only have permanent interests." Although much as been made more…

Time to get rid of the Second Amendment

by Ellen Ratner -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an op-ed for the New York Times last week and said it's time to do away with the Second Amendment. more…

I love my conservative friends!

by Ellen Ratner -- This week I had dinner in Dallas, Texas, with two of my close friends whom I love. They are what we call in Washington, D.C., Trumpers – they more…