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Froma Harrop: 4 New Yorkers for president?

Posted 2/4/2016 in National Columns

Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline.

 

Froma Harrop: Ambassador is a dangerous job

Posted 1/14/2016 in National Columns

When Thomas E. McNamara arrived in Colombia as U.S. ambassador in 1988, he encountered a hit list issued by narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar. "I was No. 1," he recalls. "Ambassadors tend to get that kind of attention."

 

Froma Harrop: What happens when private money pays for science?

Posted 1/13/2016 in National Columns

As a select few accumulate massive fortunes, two schools of thought vie on how to funnel some of that money toward the public good.

 

Froma Harrop: Making shopping fun again

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

As the shopping season winds down, we might well consider consumers' changing shopping habits -- the move from bricks-and-mortar stores to online merchants. The convenience of online buying and an aversion to crowds are the usual explanations, and they no doubt play a part.

 

Froma Harrop: An apology to Bernie Sanders

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

Hardly a week goes by without some demand for an apology populating my inbox.

 

Froma Harrop: On terrorism, Cruz has no idea

Posted 12/17/2015 in National Columns

Terrorism is not going away. We saw that in the closing of the Los Angeles schools after what was deemed a "credible" threat.

 

Froma Harrop: Stop tying terrorist attacks to unrelated issues

Posted 12/8/2015 in National Columns

Traumatic national events often lead promoters of various causes to attempt a product tie-in. The terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, was no exception.

 

Froma Harrop: Drugmakers add insult to injury

Posted 12/7/2015 in National Columns

It's one thing for Pfizer to renounce its U.S. citizenship, moving its official residence to Dublin, Ireland, as a tax dodge -- all the while continuing to run the business in the United States.

 

Let pharmacies prescribe birth control

Posted 11/30/2015 in National Columns

Back in 1933, Rep. Walter Pierce of Oregon introduced a bill in Congress to let doctors discuss birth control with their patients. The need for such a bill showed how controversial the subject was. But this was the heart of the Great Depression, when impoverished Americans could barely feed the children they had.

 

Froma Harrop: What happened to Jeb Bush? Too much money

Posted 11/28/2015 in National Columns

Jeb Bush has dropped into single digits in the polls -- and that's just among Republicans in his home state of Florida. What happened to the man with all the money, top name recognition and, according to last year's political sages, a clear shot at his party's presidential nomination?

 

Froma Harrop: Are you happy?

Posted 11/25/2015 in National Columns

Like many others, I can't resist academic studies on happiness. They often come up with persuasive reasons some seem to be happier than others. I'm always on the lookout for pointers.

 

Froma Harrop: Football and gaming, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted 11/21/2015 in National Columns

They worship at the high altar of football. They're everywhere. I don't give a fig about football, but the cult surrounds me. In the offseason, the devotees were stomping the floor over Tom Brady and a football's air pressure. They demanded to know my opinion on the matter. That I had none amazed them.

 

Froma Harrop: A tale of two terrors: Paris and New York

Posted 11/19/2015 in National Columns

Like most people, I'm thinking of the terrorist trauma in Paris, though with a somewhat different perspective.

 

Froma Harrop: The Paris attacks and what must change

Posted 11/18/2015 in National Columns

Many French people referred to the January attacks on the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and other sites as their 9/11. As awful as that time was, it was not a 9/11.

 

Froma Harrop: Energy beggars no more

Posted 11/10/2015 in National Columns

The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it's a thumbs-down.

 

Froma Harrop: Procrastination explained ... now

Posted 11/4/2015 in National Columns

I came upon this article on procrastination and saved it for "later reading." Ha-ha-ha.

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats have become the party of 'normal'

Posted 10/15/2015 in National Columns

Who "won" the Democratic debate? The Democratic Party won.

 

Froma Harrop: Twisted social media and mass murder

Posted 10/6/2015 in National Columns

The first details about the mass killer at the community college in Roseburg, Oregon, were that he was a young man, lonely and full of hate. Of course he was. They all are.

 

Froma Harrop: Drug price gouging a product of our political system

Posted 10/3/2015 in National Columns

If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. But Shkreli -- a 32-year-old hedge fund director in T-shirts, dabbler in the punk rock music world -- has saved Tinseltown the trouble.

 

Froma Harrop: GOP upheaval brings new dread

Posted 9/30/2015 in National Columns

Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms -- "It's deja vu all over again" -- has never been more apt. This time, though, it's not at all funny.

 

 

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