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Froma Harrop: Republicans are getting stripped of money

Posted 1/14/2021 in National Columns

With much of corporate America vowing to withhold donations to Republican insurrectionists, party leaders have a choice to make. The Trump cult or the money? The money or the Trump cult?


Froma Harrop: Media have every right to cancel Trump

Posted 1/12/2021 in National Columns

So, President Donald Trump has been booted off Twitter, as of now forever. Facebook also gave him the heave-ho. Apple and Google, meanwhile, have tossed the riot-friendly Parler app out of their stores.


Froma Harrop: The year we cultivated our gardens

Posted 12/30/2020 in National Columns

Very soon, a year of a deadly pandemic, social isolation, job loss and political chaos will come to an end. The coronavirus will continue its rampage but seems destined to hit a wall around late spring. Life will return to normal, we are told.


Froma Harrop: He always hurt the ones who loved him

Posted 12/23/2020 in National Columns

If all goes according to plan, someone will have the honor of blowing up the crumbling remains of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. It could be you. Atlantic City, which loves Trump not, is taking bids on who may push the button.


Froma Harrop: COVID concentrates minds on obesity

Posted 12/11/2020 in National Columns

Obesity is a major risk factor for those dying from the coronavirus.


Froma Harrop: Will Democrats ever drop identity politics?

Posted 12/8/2020 in National Columns

The days right after an election are an ideal time for political parties to work on fixing bad habits.


Froma Harrop: Good times are coming

Posted 11/30/2020 in National Columns

The Dow crossed 30,000 for the first time, and three promising vaccines are on the way. These are not unrelated events.


Froma Harrop: The Republican Wing of the Democratic Party

Posted 11/19/2020 in National Columns

The Democrats' most interesting conflict isn't moderates versus the left. It's the never-Trump Republicans versus the left.


Froma Harrop: Was gun waving the worst part?

Posted 11/13/2020 in National Columns

Some of the sickest images to come out of our recent turmoil have featured Americans waving guns at other Americans -- not in self-defense but to provoke fear.


Froma Harrop: Trumpism deflates into history

Posted 11/10/2020 in National Columns

When Pennsylvania was called, the world heard a quick boom, followed by the pffffffffft of a deflating presidency. Suddenly, the angry, paranoiac tweets that used to scare so many because, after all, Donald Trump was president, lost their menace.


Froma Harrop: It should have been easy to knock off Trump

Posted 11/5/2020 in National Columns

As I write this, we don't know the winner of the 2020 presidential race. By the time you read it, we still may not know. There are votes to be counted.


Froma Harrop: People feel what they feel. There's no arguing

Posted 11/4/2020 in National Columns

Therapists counseling couples in trouble tend to follow this game plan: Before the combatants start hashing out the issues, they must acknowledge that their mates feel what they feel.


Froma Harrop: Actually, the Democratic Party never moved left

Posted 10/30/2020 in National Columns

The "energy" of the Democratic Party is on the left. That's what the left kept telling us a year ago, before Joe Biden started vacuuming up large wins in the Democratic primaries.


Froma Harrop: Yes, we're already transitioning from fossil fuels

Posted 10/28/2020 in National Columns

Joe Biden could have used more careful wording at that debate, but his talk of shifting the economy from fossil fuels to cleaner energy reflected a process well on its way. The transition started before Donald Trump took office and accelerated during his presidency.


Froma Harrop: Plans to just reopen are idiotic

Posted 10/22/2020 in National Columns

Let us examine the Great Barrington Declaration with the respect it deserves, which is very little. The advocates, who include Dr. Scott Atlas, President Donald Trump's preferred pandemic expert, argue that all these shutdowns are causing economic and psychological havoc that's worse than the disease.


Froma Harrop: Some countries beat back the virus. Not ours

Posted 10/20/2020 in National Columns

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern forced a shutdown so strict that no one was allowed to go fishing or golfing, easy pursuits for social distancing. But her super-tough "go hard, go early" policy has virtually stamped out the coronavirus in this country of 5 million.


Froma Harrop: Odd couples of political convenience

Posted 10/16/2020 in National Columns

The New Yorker magazine asked a typical New Yorker magazine question: "Should progressives trust" The Lincoln Project?


Froma Harrop: Armies of the dysfunctional

Posted 10/13/2020 in National Columns

After his girlfriend booted him out of her place, Adam Fox found refuge in a storage space under a vacuum shop. There, he reportedly lived with an emotional support dog and smoked pot.


Froma Harrop: The stock market likes Biden

Posted 10/9/2020 in National Columns

Guess what. The stock market seems to like Joe Biden. More precisely, investors seem to like that his lead in the polls is solid enough to lessen the prospect of President Donald Trump setting off an explosion of doubt, anxiety and possible violence if Biden wins narrowly.


Froma Harrop: What does it really mean to be pro-life?

Posted 9/29/2020 in National Columns

Some are calling Donald Trump "the most pro-life president ever." He's definitely been anti-abortion. But he's hardly pro-life.



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