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Froma Harrop: Go ahead, Republicans. Investigate Hillary. Again.

Posted 11/16/2017 in National Columns

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton.

 

Froma Harrop: Oil has a price. Wildlife? Priceless.

Posted 11/14/2017 in National Columns

The Bible tells how Esau sold his birthright for a "mess of pottage."

 

Froma Harrop: Not saving Is the American way

Posted 11/13/2017 in National Columns

Smart people living in harm's way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. In a similar vein, the prudent will shore up their financial position before the next recession bears down -- and one surely will. We're all in harm's way of an economic downturn.

 

Froma Harrop: From real estate to the presidency and back

Posted 11/8/2017 in Local Columns

In Hawaii, "aloha" also means "goodbye." President Trump could not have missed the less-than-enthusiastic greeting during his brief touchdown in the U.S. state where -- facts are facts -- Barack Obama was born.

 

Froma Harrop: College football's haves, have-nots and dropouts

Posted 11/1/2017 in National Columns

The University of Alabama's football coach ruffled surprisingly few feathers up north when he dismissively contrasted the game played by the University of Rhode Island with his school's.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump economy fails to wow many investors

Posted 10/27/2017 in National Columns

A rich guy I know really, really dislikes Donald Trump.

 

Froma Harrop: The charges against Weinstein and O'Reilly need sorting

Posted 10/24/2017 in National Columns

It would take a really big jerk to steal the sexual predator headlines from Harvey Weinstein. Defrocked Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly apparently has what it takes.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's long contentious history with health care

Posted 10/17/2017 in National Columns

The story of Donald Trump and health coverage rightly starts with the story of Donald Trump and William Trump.

 

Froma Harrop: A Nobel Prize for cosmetic science?

Posted 10/9/2017 in National Columns

Warning: What follows here is of no national consequence whatsoever.

 

Froma Harrop: Taxing dollars already taxed by states will not happen

Posted 10/4/2017 in National Columns

Nice try, Republicans. You'd like to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes. That would stick the expensive-to-live-in blue states with more of the nation's bills. It would amount to taxing income that has already gone to taxes. Not gonna happen.

 

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.

 

 

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