Harrop: Seven habits of highly effective resisters

Cleaning up the cultural and civic debris left by Donald Trump and his right-wing helpers will require concerted effort. The “resistance” is determined to do that, but to succeed, its members must...

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

Harrop: Let’s skip the war against baby boomers, okay?

When things get dull, enterprising rousers of rabble promote a war against something or other to gain attention. The war against the baby boom generation is already in full swing. One book about...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Democrats, though not all, learn how to win elections

We hear that Democrat Ralph Northam’s decisive win in the race for Virginia governor was extra extraordinary. Extraordinary in that he was a weak candidate. Voters, the story goes, seriously...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Trump economy fails to “Wow” many investors

A rich guy I know really, really dislikes Donald Trump. A member of the 1 percent, Jack (not his real name) thinks the president has sullied the country’s reputation and put democracy in danger....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Not saving for the future is the American way

Smart people living in harm’s way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. In a similar vein, the prudent will shore up their financial position before the next recession...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Elite cities should share the wealth with others

As Seattle ascended into the club of superstar American cities, its housing became expensive and its streets congested. That’s the price of success. These factors helped prompt Amazon.com to...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Michael Moore and the Democrats’ burden

Michael Moore’s one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious. While theater critics found “The Terms of My Surrender” greatly wanting, the liberal audiences seemed grateful for...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Seeking the best path to ease Trump out of office

An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her. They knew she was unwell and needed to be removed by responsible parties. In...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Not enough exercise, too much: Americans polarized here, too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: The suicide epidemic - social, economic or both?

Ours is a nation in despair. U.S. suicide rates have surged to a 30-year high, and it’s not just among struggling, middle-aged whites. Suicides by girls age 10 to 14 have spiked over the last 18...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Harrop: Breast cancer-wine link – scary or just a scare?

Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That’s why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast cancer and some “exposure.” That’s why television...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

You should know, the American flag is not a rag

We’ve seen American flag bikinis – stars on the bottom and stripes on top or the other way around. Flags are used as bandanas and curtains. They decorate paper napkins on which we wipe hamburger...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

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