Stories tagged: froma harrop
Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
The focus here isn’t President Donald Trump. He is a creature unto himself. Rather, this is about his spineless political party, which stands mute, or even supportive, as he breaks …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
Andrew Luck is giving us a valuable call on setting priorities for our limited time on Earth. He’s the quarterback we all need.
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Trump can threaten and sue and fall on the floor kicking his legs. But face it. On this issue, California will win.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Good economic times don’t last forever. Jobs can disappear. When things go in the other direction, many Americans will learn yet another lesson in the economic risk of piling on …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
It was a remarkable 15 hours in American history. A mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, taking nine lives was overshadowed by a massacre in El Paso, Texas, costing 22. Others …
Sat., July 27, 2019
In reforming our immigration program, let’s recognize that humanity is another quality that often seems in short supply.
Sat., July 13, 2019
Now is the time to tell the ‘squad’ – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – to play fair or go pound sand. Stay strong, Speaker …
Sat., June 15, 2019
President Donald Trump’s tweets often set off big gyrations in stock prices. Anyone who knows of the tweets in advance could make a fortune, though not legally.
Thu., May 23, 2019
The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low — naively too low. Too bad …
Wed., April 24, 2019
Massive deforestation is a harbinger of doom for our planet’s environment as we know it. Fortunately, there are ways to head this off.
Sat., April 20, 2019
Many of us watching the inferno at Notre Dame de Paris felt that 9/11 dread. The outcomes may have been different, but both calamities showed that what we think most …
Thu., April 18, 2019
It’s a solid bet that our health care future won’t look quite like the present; its future will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election.
Tue., April 2, 2019
Climate change is menacing our planet with catastrophic consequences for both our natural environment and built civilization, and the warnings have been coming fast and furiously for years.
Sat., March 2, 2019
We are well into the age of privacy haves and privacy have-nots. But privacy, it seems, remains one value that cannot be bought.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
Who is to blame for Amazon’s announcement that it won’t be building a new headquarters in Queens as planned: the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
We who follow immigration policy closely know that the wall is a dumb idea. Closing much of the government over it is dumber still. Why is the wall a dumb …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
A federal judge in Texas just threw out the Affordable Care Act root and branch. Upheld, the ruling would rocket Republicans toward their goal of killing Obamacare. The downside for …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
“We’re in Crazytown,” President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, reportedly said of working with his boss. Is the economy headed there, as well? Actually, it’s already arrived.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
No one lasts forever, Nancy Pelosi included. But she is the strongest bridge to a new Democratic leadership representing all corners of America.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Trump’s bragging tweets about the stock market will probably continue to come and go. Sophisticated investors, now as earlier, will walk past the tent.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
President Trump’s plan for lowering Medicare drug costs is good, even cutting-edge. As Democrats successfully campaign on health care, Trump has come back with a proposal that could save Medicare …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Here’s a question for America’s consumers: Are low prices always in our best interests? And what is the end game should giant online retailers become the only place to shop?
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Sisters, wear what you want, but do not labor under the delusion that sartorial rebellion in the office will draw anything more than stares.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan politics. That’s not nearly as useful on the state and local levels, where elected …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
A handful of lefty candidates are calling themselves socialists without a single radical socialistic item on their promise lists. They seem to have little idea of what socialism is. And …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
It’s been policy hereabout to ignore presidential tweets of no national consequence. Whether Donald Trump likes Roseanne or dislikes Rosie matters not. But Trump’s tweets about the catastrophic California fires …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
Dear Sombra, So you’re the German shepherd so good at sniffing out stashes of cocaine that drug traffickers in Colombia want you dead. Your story – how your laser-guided snout …
Thu., July 5, 2018
If I worked for Donald Trump and designed a T-shirt that read “I don’t believe in borders” in Spanish – and I got a Democratic congressman, say Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, …
Thu., June 28, 2018
Before last year’s big tax cuts, the economy was improving nicely. After the tax cuts, the economy is doing the same – for now, anyway. What’s different is the $1.9 …