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Froma Harrop: Clinton should have made her Wall Street speeches public

Posted 10/22/2016 in National Columns

I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no obligation to disclose her mild pneumonia, a temporary ailment she was over in a few days.


Froma Harrop: American brats abroad

Posted 10/20/2016 in National Columns

Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail.


Froma Harrop: Donald Trump is mentally ill

Posted 10/11/2016 in National Columns

Who "won" the second presidential debate? Skip that question. Who lost it? Easy answer. The American people and the reputation of their nation.


Froma Harrop: Hillary no 'enabler,' nor were Eleanor and Jackie

Posted 10/6/2016 in National Columns

Having lost badly to Hillary Clinton in their first debate, Donald Trump has turned to a subject on which he can claim expertise: screwing around.


Froma Harrop: More states should ban the death penalty

Posted 10/5/2016 in National Columns

Most of the civilized world has come to regard killing someone held in captivity as barbaric.


Froma Harrop: Donald Trump writ large

Posted 9/29/2016 in National Columns

A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control -- and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind."


Froma Harrop: New Yorkers walk past political bluster over bombing

Posted 9/20/2016 in National Columns

The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event -- except on the TV news channels.


Froma Harrop: Clinton will be fine. Trump? Never

Posted 9/13/2016 in National Columns

A friend 15 years older than Hillary Clinton recently came down with a mild pneumonia that sounds just like hers.


Froma Harrop: Trump on immigration

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump's recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally.


Froma Harrop: Story not over in EpiPen scandal

Posted 8/30/2016 in National Columns

So the seller of the EpiPen is now going to offer a generic alternative costing 50 percent less.


Froma Harrop: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women

Posted 8/25/2016 in National Columns

"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine


Froma Harrop: Obamacare under President Hillary Clinton

Posted 8/15/2016 in National Columns

We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let's proceed on that (comforting) notion.


Froma Harrop: The road to Donald Trump wasn't built in a day

Posted 8/4/2016 in National Columns

The implosion is so big it's drowning out the "he said this monstrous thing" or "that easily caught lie." Donald Trump has moved from the chaos candidate to the kamikaze candidate to the crazy-as-a-loon candidate.


Froma Harrop: Questions remain on Saudi role in Sept. 11

Posted 7/29/2016 in National Columns

Formerly classified, 28 pages of a probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are a mystery no longer.


Froma Harrop: There's no Bernie revolution without Bernie

Posted 7/28/2016 in National Columns

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton.


Froma Harrop: Attack on Dallas police was terrorism

Posted 7/12/2016 in National Columns

The gunning down of five cops in Dallas was terrorism, pure and simple. The lunatic who did it framed his rampage as retaliation for police shootings of African-Americans. But these were not two sides of the same coin. They were different coins altogether.


Froma Harrop: Is losing the election part of Trump's plan?

Posted 6/25/2016 in National Columns

What's Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that's the plan, he's going about it the right way.


Froma Harrop: Social media warp politics

Posted 6/23/2016 in National Columns

"The Bernie Bros are out in full force harassing female reporters," according to a recent headline on The Washington Post's website.


Froma Harrop: The cultural case for Brexit deserves respect

Posted 6/21/2016 in National Columns

It's not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respect. Preserving a way of life is a valid desire -- and one widely shared.


Froma Harrop: Orlando is why we need surveillance

Posted 6/16/2016 in National Columns

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch -- twice -- and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.



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