Predictions for 2018

by Ellen Ratner -- Happy New Year! The staff of Talk Media News makes predictions for the coming year. As we bid goodbye to a very tumultuous year in the nation's capital, more…

Truth in journalism: We need more of it

by Ellen Ratner -- I met the folks from The Media Line when I was in Israel last spring. Run by a husband-and-wife team, we met through a mutual radio station based more…

Don't protect hate speech!

by Ellen Ratner -- As someone who grew up right after the Holocaust, I learned anti-Semitism was mainly something that took place in Europe. I am shocked when I see it here. more…

Detention centers, past and present

by Ellen Ratner -- We hear so much about immigrants coming to the U.S. illegally, and the detention centers we use for them. Last week when I was in Israel attending a more…

A Broadway play everyone needs to see

by Ellen Ratner -- Many years ago, Shakespeare wrote a line: "The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King." It was in a different context then (it was more…

The ugly truth about climate change

by Ellen Ratner -- I like it hot. I am only comfortable at about 80 degrees, so at first glance climate change and the warming of the planet seem welcome. That is, more…