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

Posted yesterday 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.


Froma Harrop: Why don't we try staying home?

Posted 9/25/2015 in National Columns

Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world.


Froma Harrop: Innocents online with Ashley Madison

Posted 9/1/2015 in National Columns

To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.


Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.


Froma Harrop: Sanders is a fighter, but not in the fray

Posted 8/24/2015 in National Columns

Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist.


Froma Harrop: Blurring theater and reality

Posted 8/20/2015 in National Columns

Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.


Froma Harrop: Get government out of marriage altogether

Posted 8/12/2015 in Local Columns

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next.


Froma Harrop: Fighting climate change for real

Posted 8/8/2015 in National Columns

Time to drop this "war on coal" talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama's beefed-up plan to combat global warming.


Froma Harrop: Ethical hunters shocked by Cecil story

Posted 8/6/2015 in National Columns

That picture of Cecil the lion's corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastly. Cecil had apparently been lured out of a safe haven in Zimbabwe and illegally shot.


Froma Harrop: Sensitivity over at Gawker

Posted 7/24/2015 in National Columns

The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get -- certainly if you're Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker. But that was Phase One.



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