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…

Why bother holding hearings for Kavanaugh?

by Ellen Ratner -- Why should we have days of hearings from the Senate Judiciary Committee? There is a Constitutional duty of "Advise and Consent," but does it mean several days of more…

Mr. President: Give Senator McCain his due!

by Ellen Ratner -- This week Senator John McCain decided to discontinue treatment for his brain cancer. He died late Saturday afternoon at his home in Arizona. .He must have known he more…

Good news: Press is not the enemy of the people

by Ellen Ratner -- In all my years covering government, I have never seen anything like the number of papers working together to preserve and protect the First Amendment. President Donald Trump more…

American cyber-security: Are we falling behind?

by Ellen Ratner -- David Sanger, a well-known New York Times reporter, has just written a well-researched book on cyber security entitled ""The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber more…

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…