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Froma Harrop: In November, democrats need to be the third party

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Widespread displeasure with Donald Trump and his party bodes well for Democrats in November. They have a good chance of retaking the House and a decent one of winning a Senate majority. But to get there, they must be smart. And being smart includes attracting Republicans repelled by Trump.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump turns farmers into a sacrifice

Posted 2/17/2018 in National Columns

Our generally strong economy has yet to cast its blessings on American farm country. Incomes there are headed for their lowest level since 2006. And farmers are going deep into debt to keep their heads above water.

 

Froma Harrop: The tax cuts are truly a crummy deal for most of us

Posted 2/9/2018 in National Columns

Would someone kindly replace Nancy Pelosi as a spokesperson for Democrats? The House minority leader's riff on the tax bill as "crumbs" for average Americans bombed on two fronts.

 

Froma Harrop: Big Pharma may own Washington, but it doesn't own Amazon

Posted 2/2/2018 in National Columns

President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though.

 

Froma Harrop: A shutdown not to remember

Posted 1/25/2018 in National Columns

By Groundhog Day, the government shutdown will have been largely forgotten. That's a guarantee.

 

Froma Harrop: God rest ye merry, subway riders

Posted 12/19/2017 in National Columns

Collective groans greeted the New York subway system's decision to stop referring to passengers as "ladies and gentlemen."

 

Froma Harrop: Whom do we thank for today's strong economy?

Posted 12/16/2017 in National Columns

A president deserves partial credit for a strong economy. The current economic numbers are good, so to the extent that gratitude is due, let us offer it. Thank you, President Obama.

 

Froma Harrop: Alabama was a win, and not just for Democrats

Posted 12/14/2017 in National Columns

The Democratic conquest of a senate seat in Alabama produced a lot of winners other than the victor himself, Doug Jones. Many were Republicans, including some who voted for the inexplicable Roy Moore.

 

Starkville moves ahead with bollard installation plan

Posted 12/8/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville will soon start reviewing plans to install bollard locations in a swath that stretches from downtown to the Cotton District.

 

Froma Harrop: Roy Moore poisons Alabama's business climate

Posted 12/7/2017 in National Columns

In 2006, a Chicago schoolteacher was sentenced to three years in prison for molesting teenage girls. He was 34 at the time and, according to news accounts, had slipped his hands under the shirt of a 17-year-old and fondled her breasts.

 

Froma Harrop: Little shelter in land of the scammed, home of the fleeced

Posted 12/1/2017 in National Columns

A circle in hell has been set aside for financiers who fleece ordinary folks.

 

Froma Harrop: GOP tax plan would hurt homeowners everywhere

Posted 11/24/2017 in National Columns

The story making the rounds is that the Republican tax plan targets homeowners only in expensive blue states -- people who tend to vote for the other party. That's only partly true.

 

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.

 

 

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