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Froma Harrop: On Wall Street, Us R Toys

Posted yesterday in National Columns

As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had endured the sacrifice should share in the good times ahead. A golden age for the American worker commenced as business, labor and government stood together on the stage.

 

Froma Harrop: Even birth control is under attack

Posted 10/11/2018 in National Columns

There was a time when Republicans and Democrats generally agreed that access to birth control was a public good. Most saw preventing unwanted pregnancies as key to making abortions rare.

 

Froma Harrop: Here's to people who work with their hands

Posted 10/1/2018 in National Columns

After leaving high school, my father worked in factories and drove trucks. College was never in the cards for him. Though a good thinker -- the Navy put him in a program dominated by college grads -- he never excelled academically. And in any case, he had parents and young brothers to support.

 

Froma Harrop: Are low prices always a good thing?

Posted 9/27/2018 in National Columns

If you like exploring the great outdoors, as I do, you probably enjoy shopping (or at least looking) in those high-end stores serving campers, hikers and the like.

 

Froma Harrop: How about Medicare Advantage for all?

Posted 9/14/2018 in National Columns

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: "Medicare for all."

 

Froma Harrop: On climate threat, states refuse to surrender

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

As large parts of America burn or drown under weird weather conditions made more extreme by global warming, California and other states are doggedly pursuing solutions.

 

Froma Harrop: The silly debate about socialism

Posted 9/6/2018 in National Columns

What's with all this socialism business? A handful of lefty candidates are calling themselves socialists without a single radical socialistic item on their promise lists.

 

Froma Harrop: 'Colleges defend free speech' should not be a headline

Posted 8/29/2018 in National Columns

As the academic year starts, we can expect to hear new tales of censorship at colleges and persecution of faculty who go astray from prescribed views.

 

Froma Harrop: Mothers who do too much

Posted 8/23/2018 in National Columns

Here's a true story about a fine woman with an advanced degree whom I will not name for obvious reasons.

 

Froma Harrop: Environmental malpractice washes onto the beach

Posted 8/20/2018 in Local Columns

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him.

 

Froma Harrop: Good Republicans must vote for Democrats

Posted 8/18/2018 in National Columns

The most memorable campaign event I attended in 2016 was a rally for John Kasich in Rhode Island. The participants seemed the cream of the middle class -- many old-fashioned small-business Republicans as my father was.

 

Froma Harrop: Comic relief as we wait for Trump to be gone

Posted 8/14/2018 in National Columns

Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened.

 

Froma Harrop: Out of the frying pan, onto a farm

Posted 8/7/2018 in National Columns

"For many years ... I never rested," Ray Stannard Baker wrote more than a century ago.

 

Froma Harrop: Female candidates must move beyond #MeToo

Posted 8/2/2018 in National Columns

Have you heard? A woman who recently ran for president got nearly 3 million more votes than Donald Trump.

 

Froma Harrop: Roe v. Wade is yesterday's fight

Posted 7/11/2018 in National Columns

If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land.

 

Froma Harrop: Funny, we don't worry about mad romaine disease

Posted 6/28/2018 in National Columns

Come July Fourth, millions of Americans will toss burgers on the grill without a second thought.

 

Froma Harrop: How opponents feed Trump media machine

Posted 6/22/2018 in National Columns

The time has come for Donald Trump's critics to take a much-deserved vacation from all things Donald Trump.

 

Froma Harrop: When women's dignity counts for zero

Posted 6/20/2018 in National Columns

The woman soon to be Rudolph Giuliani's third ex-wife is not the most sympathetic of victims.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump will sink the economy, too

Posted 6/14/2018 in National Columns

That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada.

 

Froma Harrop: Immigration policy both nasty and ineffectual

Posted 6/6/2018 in National Columns

President Trump's sound and fury on immigration has delivered close to nothing.

 

 

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