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Froma Harrop: Imagine a 2020 street fight between Cuomo and Trump

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Democrats scouring their ranks for a 2020 presidential candidate should put Andrew Cuomo high on their list.

 

Froma Harrop: Social media spreads fake bodies, as well as fake news

Posted 4/17/2018 in National Columns

Phony "news" stories aren't the only toxic content being spread on social media these days. Bad people are pitching digitally touched-up rear ends and modified thighs as real, dismaying teens and young women unable to attain what's being sold as perfection.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump didn't lie to farmers

Posted 4/10/2018 in National Columns

Farmers keep asking why Donald Trump is hurting them on trade when they helped elect him. The better question is: Why did they help elect him?

 

Froma Harrop: Boycott Ingraham's advertisers? What about all of Fox News?

Posted 4/4/2018 in National Columns

For Laura Ingraham, the decline came well before the fall.

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats' votes come from the center

Posted 3/26/2018 in National Columns

Recent elections give the lie to the notion that America wants fiery liberal activists to run the country -- an idea put forth mainly by fiery liberal activists. It turns out that even Democrats don't necessarily want them.

 

Froma Harrop: Capital idea: Seize the oligarchs' Manhattan penthouses

Posted 3/20/2018 in National Columns

The poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the English countryside has roused Britons to two truths: Vladimir Putin regards their country as an easy mark, but it's also an extremely pleasant place for his oligarchs to live.

 

Froma Harrop: What computers know about us and think they know

Posted 3/15/2018 in National Columns

The electric company sends me colorful reports on my monthly energy habits. A recent one rated me "above average" in electricity use compared with my supposedly more extravagant neighbors. I'm usually "average."

 

Froma Harrop: Are We Losing Mexico? And Canada?

Posted 3/1/2018 in National Columns

The United States under President Trump has been retreating from leadership roles in Asia and Europe.

 

Froma Harrop: Middle America must lead on guns

Posted 2/28/2018 in National Columns

America desperately needed a new kind of citizen leader to force political change. She found it in the students, parents and teachers scarred by the massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

 

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

Posted 2/19/2018 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.

 

 

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