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Froma Harrop: Chuck, Nancy and Donald: the part that mattered

Posted 9/13/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump's deal with "Chuck and Nancy" has rained new angst on his party (the Republican Party).

 

Froma Harrop: Time to remove Trump from the pilot's seat on trade

Posted 9/9/2017 in National Columns

Nuclear threats by North Korea frighten us and terrify South Koreans, who could suffer devastating losses in a conflict. But Donald Trump apparently sees the crisis as an occasion to threaten South Korea's economy, as well as its leadership's manhood.

 

Froma Harrop: Meeting the people through disaster

Posted 8/31/2017 in National Columns

Politicians, celebrities and the rich often set the world's idea of their cities and regions. It takes a disaster to meet the regular folks.

 

Froma Harrop: Michael Moore and the Democrats' burden

Posted 8/29/2017 in National Columns

Michael Moore's one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious.

 

Froma Harrop: The need for a more coherent immigration policy

Posted 8/24/2017 in National Columns

Let us avert our eyes from the president's display of instability in Phoenix. We knew what to expect.

 

Froma Harrop: Women united refuse to be dishes on cad's buffet

Posted 8/22/2017 in National Columns

Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump no longer shocks. Helpers who know better do

Posted 8/17/2017 in National Columns

An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her.

 

Froma Harrop: Souls vs. fossil fuels

Posted 8/12/2017 in National Columns

There are regions where economic stress coexists with a beloved way of life. It can be hard to make a living in parts of the rural West, northern New England and the South. But people stay put in these places for reasons other than the almighty dollar. They include community, tradition and quality of life.

 

Froma Harrop: Read this and weep: Pence for president

Posted 8/8/2017 in National Columns

President Mike Pence. The words do not trip lightly off the tongue.

 

Froma Harrop: 'Dunkirk' is a morality story for shared blessings of peace

Posted 8/5/2017 in National Columns

The movie "Dunkirk" recounts an astounding story of courage and self-sacrifice, without which Hitler might have won World War II. One can draw a straight line from Britain's heroic solidarity in the war to the welfare state that emerged in peacetime.

 

Froma Harrop: Not enough exercise, too much: Americans differ here, too

Posted 7/26/2017 in National Columns

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored exertion.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's New York rat pack continues to grow

Posted 7/25/2017 in National Columns

Anthony Scaramucci is two things Jeff Sessions is not. One, he is a New Yorker. Two, he is a New Yorker who made a bundle in finance.

 

Froma Harrop: America's addiction to abusive drug pricing

Posted 7/14/2017 in National Columns

Consider what got Martin Shkreli in trouble with the law.

 

Froma Harrop: The apology tour

Posted 7/11/2017 in National Columns

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's apology tour.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump as Caesar: Irresponsible, nasty, fun

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

Lend me your ears. You'll be glad. Today's subject is the controversial production of "Julius Caesar" in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today's angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame them?

 

Froma Harrop: Morality tale at Uber: Reputation still counts

Posted 6/23/2017 in National Columns

Travis Kalanick helped found and build Uber into a corporate giant worth more than Ford Motor Co. On Tuesday, Uber's board effectively fired Kalanick.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's lousy numbers

Posted 6/6/2017 in National Columns

Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn't have the numbers.

 

Froma Harrop: Can Americans be happy again?

Posted 6/5/2017 in National Columns

America is not a very happy place, and it is getting less so.

 

Froma Harrop: Focus on victims rewards terrorists

Posted 5/30/2017 in National Columns

Familiar rituals followed the terrorist bombing at the arena in Manchester, England. Flowers piled up near the site of carnage. Reporters plumbed every line of the attacker's profile, speculating on what may have inspired his vile act. Rallies called for solidarity and a rejection of "hate."

 

Froma Harrop: Campus liberals are too easy to bait

Posted 5/24/2017 in National Columns

"Rising to the bait" is a fishing term.

 

 

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