Political nastiness: Sadly, nothing new

by Ellen Ratner -- I've been concerned that the current climate of division and nastiness is the result of President Trump's tweets. He certainly has had taken to Twitter and blamed Hillary more…

As a liberal, this does not make me proud

by Ellen Ratner -- I don't think I have ever written about the same subject twice in a row, but this week's attacks against the wife of the new White House Communications more…

When is a non-profit not a non-profit?

by Ellen Ratner -- I am president of a non-profit foundation in addition to being a journalist. We give away goats and wheelchairs to people who have nothing in South Sudan. Our more…

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…