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…

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…