Harrop: Trump tricks naive Democrats on immigration

If I worked for Donald Trump and designed a T-shirt that read “I don’t believe in borders” in Spanish – and I got a Democratic congressman, say Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, to parade in it – I’d...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Weak environmental policies cost outdoor jobs

“The public will no doubt be surprised at the economic importance of this industry as (we measure) the impact of activities such as boating, fishing, RVing, hunting, camping, hiking and more.” The...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Immigration policy both nasty and ineffectual

President Trump’s sound and fury on immigration has delivered close to nothing. Trump never lets up, thundering against “illegal aliens” as a criminal class while pushing his enforcers to treat the...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Birth rates fall as student debt skyrockets

Romper, a website for young mothers, asks a good question. Is crushing student debt a big factor in millennials’ not having children? Its answer is yes. Members of the class of 2016 left school...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop; Democrats need their own version of America First

“America First” would be a harmless phrase were it not loaded with dark undertones. It harks back to the America First Committee, a group advocating U.S. neutrality in World War II. Some members...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Facebook clearly won’t fix itself

Mark Zuckerberg in 2006: “We really messed this one up. ... We did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them.” Zuckerberg in 2010:...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Nature’s great bird migration under threat by you-know-who

You could call it the Nebraska bird eclipse. At the first dart of morning light, so many sandhill cranes take off from the banks along the Platte River they darken the sky. This primeval spectacle,...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Don’t be fooled, Democrats’ votes come from the center

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...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

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

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. One was her...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

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