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…

A wall won't make a difference

by Ellen Ratner -- President Trump is invoking his emergency powers to build a wall. First of all, a wall will not work. The people who bring in drugs and people will more…

What happens after you give up drinking?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week I was invited to spend time with several women who, combined, have 35 years of sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Although I am not an alcoholic more…

The stirring words of Martin Luther King III

by Ellen Ratner -- Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles had their 17th celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Tuesday, which was actually the 90th birthday of Martin Luther King. Cedars-Sinai is more…