The press is not the 'enemy of the people'

by Ellen Ratner -- The United Nations declared Friday as World Press Freedom Day. The Declaration of Human Rights was passed by the United Nations in December of 1948 when there were more…

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…