We have no respect for indigenous people

by Ellen Ratner -- I spent part of this last week in Guatemala. I was invited there for "Day of the Dead," which is celebrated the day after Halloween. Day of the more…

When a joke is not a joke

by Ellen Ratner -- There are very few things that shock me in and around Washington. However, President Trump managed to do so – and get my attention. On Thursday night in more…

Shocking medical headlines no one heard

by Ellen Ratner -- With the television stations carrying news about the Kavanaugh appointment, Rod Rosenstein and the New York Times, most of the medical news has been overlooked. By contrast medical more…

Stop politicizing Sept. 11!

by Ellen Ratner -- As most readers to this column know, I am a liberal. The column is titled "Liberal and Proud," but I don't like it when I perceive people have more…