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Froma Harrop: Who really benefits from the revised health-care bill?

Posted 3/14/2017 in National Columns

"Trumpcare is really a tax break for the rich, not a health care program," Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said about the Republican House bill to decimate the Affordable Care Act.

 

Froma Harrop: A plot to poison Obamacare

Posted 3/11/2017 in National Columns

Arsenic was a poison favored by Victorian mystery writers. The victims would be fed small amounts, not suspecting the cause of their increasing discomfort. At a certain point, the arsenic buildup would send them into organ failure and death.

 

Froma Harrop: President's erratic behavior sows uncertainty

Posted 3/7/2017 in National Columns

That speech to Congress now seems forever ago. Reading the words off a teleprompter, Donald Trump sounded normal, even presidential.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank

Posted 2/24/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump's tweet about the media's being "the enemy of the American people" was a classic distraction -- in this case, from questions swirling around his team's troubling ties with our Russian adversaries.

 

Froma Harrop: Hitting our heads against a border wall

Posted 2/20/2017 in National Columns

Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday's problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But if Donald Trump were to follow through on threats to ditch or decimate the North American Free Trade Agreement, illegal immigration from Mexico would become tomorrow's problem.

 

Froma Harrop: What is Trump most afraid of?

Posted 2/16/2017 in National Columns

Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can play the prince, favoring a wedding party with a cameo or entertaining the Japanese prime minister in lavish Palm Beach style.

 

Froma Harrop: Is Trump really running things?

Posted 2/9/2017 in National Columns

Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Froma Harrop: The right way to oppose the Muslim ban

Posted 2/7/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump says his ban on people entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries wasn't a Muslim ban. But it was a Muslim ban, according to Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani.

 

Froma Harrop: When Trump goes low, media can go away

Posted 1/17/2017 in National Columns

Dog trainers have long advised owners against reacting to their pets' attention-seeking antics -- the barking, jumping and pushiness.

 

Froma Harrop: The Obamacare repeal game is a disgrace

Posted 1/11/2017 in National Columns

The Republican majority in Congress has voted to kill the Affordable Care Act dozens of times.

 

Froma Harrop: The people saved the ethics office, not the tweets

Posted 1/5/2017 in National Columns

That went over well. In the darkness of night on a federal holiday, House Republicans voted to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics.

 

Froma Harrop: Cocktail culture: meditation by other means

Posted 12/29/2016 in National Columns

Stressed Americans seeking calm through decluttering and meditation might add a third activity: the cocktail hour.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's favorite targets are Republicans

Posted 12/24/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.

 

Froma Harrop: 'Jackie,' manners and power

Posted 12/22/2016 in National Columns

Those expecting to feast on the splendor of a fashion icon in the movie "Jackie" may feel misled.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump and the real billionaires

Posted 12/8/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has long sold himself to a credulous public as a business genius worth many billions.

 

Froma Harrop: The enduring value of craftsmanship

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

 

Froma Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook.

Posted 11/17/2016 in National Columns

Dear Facebook friends, If you don't see me gushing over the pix of your Thanksgiving pies, take no offense.

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats must drop identity politics

Posted 11/16/2016 in National Columns

What follows here is remarkably similar to what I had planned to write after an expected and prayed-for Hillary Clinton victory: Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics.

 

Froma Harrop: A political 9/11 changes our world

Posted 11/9/2016 in National Columns

Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity.

 

Froma Harrop: Have we lost our sense of humor?

Posted 11/8/2016 in National Columns

You'd think there'd have been more laughs.

 

 

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