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Froma Harrop: Trump immigration policy: mean but phony

Posted yesterday in National Columns

You'd think from all the bombast and military shows at the border that Donald Trump is truly dedicated to ending illegal immigration.

 

Froma Harrop: A cap on interest rates charged consumers? Yes

Posted 5/22/2019 in National Columns

The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low -- naively too low.

 

Froma Harrop: Engineered babies and not-so-good intentions

Posted 5/16/2019 in National Columns

Froma Harrop: Trump's economy is strong. Obama's was better

Posted 5/9/2019 in National Columns

"We're doing trade deals that are going to get you so much business you're not even going to believe it," President Trump told an American Farm Bureau Federation meeting in January. The attendees cheered.

 

Froma Harrop: Everyone agrees. Robocalls are a scourge

Posted 5/7/2019 in National Columns

I oversee the care of an ailing man who's pushing 90. When I'm with him, the sound of his phone ringing sends a minor shock to my system. And his phone is ringing all the time.

 

Froma Harrop: Would climate engineering be playing God?

Posted 5/4/2019 in National Columns

As climate technology advances, the incredible is becoming creditable. Someday, a guy sitting in a bunker may be able to alter the planet's temperature by fiddling with a cosmic thermostat. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

 

Froma Harrop: The very strange case of Stephen Moore

Posted 4/30/2019 in National Columns

What can you say about Stephen Moore?

 

Froma Harrop: Change is coming to health care. Vote wisely

Posted 4/17/2019 in National Columns

It's a solid bet that our health care future won't look quite like the present. Whether the outcome would be good or bad for the average working stiff will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election.

 

Froma Harrop: Bernhardt would be another disaster at Interior

Posted 4/9/2019 in National Columns

Back in 2016, candidate Donald Trump said he opposed a Republican bill designed to grease the wholesale transfer of America's public lands to states.

 

Froma Harrop: The war against warming: why we must fight

Posted 4/6/2019 in National Columns

Even after Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland, a strong pacifist movement in Britain opposed a military buildup to confront Nazi Germany. It vilified Winston Churchill as a warmonger for pushing one.

 

Froma Harrop: Mueller report is what democrats needed

Posted 3/28/2019 in National Columns

Many Democrats don't get this, but the Mueller report has done them a great service.

 

Froma Harrop: Mayor Pete will be president one of these years

Posted 3/26/2019 in National Columns

What corner of political heaven did Pete Buttigieg fly down from? The 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has mightily impressed mainstream Democrats with his refreshing common-sense intelligence. And that's won him admiring glances from many Republicans, as well.

 

Froma Harrop: Are the racists on viral videos mentally ill?

Posted 3/21/2019 in National Columns

Most everyone who spends time on social media has come across videos in which a white person is screaming racial insults, usually at a Latino or African-American.

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats look forward by looking inland

Posted 3/20/2019 in National Columns

In Texas, most politicians used to worry only about the primaries. Once they won their party's endorsement, candidates would coast to victory in November. Journalists still refer to Texas as "ruby red," meaning Republicans rule the roost.

 

Froma Harrop: Taping mouths at Harvard

Posted 3/8/2019 in National Columns

It was inevitable that the #MeToo movement, started with valid anger at sexual harassment, would open the door to bizarre accusations.

 

Froma Harrop: Why Canadians rule the cannabis business

Posted 3/5/2019 in National Columns

President Trump routinely waves his fist at alleged unfair trade practices, including at the hands of our good neighbor Canada. But what about playing fields that are uneven because the U.S. government makes them so? Witness the cannabis industry. It's enjoying explosive growth worldwide, but Canadians are running away with the profits because Washington has shackled their American competitors.

 

Webster supervisor's son arrested for Maben burglary

Posted 2/28/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Webster County supervisor's son is in jail for the reported burglary of several mini-storage units in Maben.

 

Froma Harrop: Bernie Sanders, it's over

Posted 2/22/2019 in National Columns

Before the 2016 presidential race, Bernie Sanders exuded some charm as an unapologetic lefty with a Brooklyn accent. But when his campaign gained traction, the authoritarian took over.

 

Froma Harrop: The star-crossed romance between Amazon and New York City

Posted 2/16/2019 in National Columns

So Amazon chose Valentine's Day to announce its breakup with New York City. No, it will not build a new headquarters in Queens as planned. Who is to blame for the split, the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, I'd say Amazon.

 

Froma Harrop: Time for democratic pushback on radicals

Posted 2/14/2019 in National Columns

Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you'd never know it, given all their headlines.

 

 

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