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Recent articles by Froma:

Stop Spinning Doomsday Scenarios For Election Night

All this agonizing over what may happen if President Donald Trump tries to steal the election is highly annoying. It normalizes the idea that pure aggression can so easily steamroll the democratic process. → Read More

Will my dog really miss me?

Someday, you may be going back to your office, factory, store or wherever you worked. Know this: Your dog will be OK. He or she will be OK even if you’ve just spent six months tied wrists to … → Read More

New Trump Adviser Likes Sweden’s Deadly Virus Plan

Many of us lit candles and prayed that Sweden's approach to the coronavirus would succeed. As the rest of Europe locked down, Sweden stayed mostly open. Its plan was to keep vulnerable people separate while letting the virus infect the others, thus creating "herd immunity." → Read More

The Real America Isn’t On Fire — It’s Sick (With Coronavirus)

Donald Trump's America centers on daily arousal of public stress and anxiety, trapping our police departments in no-win confrontations. Inciting disorder in the streets is, of course, how he moves attention away from his spectacular failure during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Froma Harrop: For men, are two drinks really too much?

A federal health panel now recommends that men consume no more than one alcoholic drink a day. For 30 years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee set the limit at two drinks a day. (Women have long been urged to limit consumption to one drink a day.) → Read More

The importance of John Kasich vs. AOC

The Democratic National Convention gave former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, four minutes to offer his endorsement of Joe Biden. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left-wing media star, got only… → Read More

Froma Harrop: The importance of John Kasich vs. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Democratic National Convention gave former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, four minutes to offer his endorsement of Joe Biden. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left-wing media star, got only a minute and a half. The Democrats knew what they were doing. → Read More

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Opinion: Why environmentalists should applaud Biden

Froma Harrop writes that climate hawks seem to think now is a good time to push Biden into a position of scaring a demographic that he needs to win in November: blue-collar workers who depend on the fracking industry. Biden doesn't support a total ban of fracking, but he has a plan to address the crisis of climate change. It involves pushing America to carbon-free electricity by 2035 and… → Read More

A good end to an identity politics orgy

With Americans pained by both civic violence and cases of police brutality, the times call for leaders who support law and order and justice. Joe Biden has found such a person in choosing Kamala Ha… → Read More

For Once, The Identity Politics Orgy Ended Well

With Americans pained by both civic violence and cases of police brutality, the times call for leaders who support law and order and justice. Joe Biden has found such a person in choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate. → Read More

No Payroll Tax, No Social Security

By the time you read this, President Donald Trump's latest economic stimulus plan may be largely forgotten. But it has revived an unpleasant idea that the right fringe has been peddling for years: killing Social Security and Medicare. → Read More

Froma Harrop: Now Democrats have a good ticket

With Americans pained by both civic violence and cases of police brutality, the times call for leaders who support law and order and justice. Joe Biden has found such a person in choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate. → Read More

Why America’s Pandemic Performance Is So Inferior

Europe took dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Its shutdowns were so tight that the eurozone economy has fallen into a recession even deeper than ours. But now the continent is pulling ahead of the United States. → Read More

How ‘Woke’ Whites Appropriate Other People’s Sensibilities

So Trader Joe's won't cave into a 17-year-old's demand that it scrub its shelves of products named in such a way as to suggest cultural origins outside the 50 U.S. states. Briones Bedell, a white high schooler from the San Francisco Bay area, gave it a try. → Read More

Froma Harrop: Ugly protests are Trump's only hope

It would take quite a spectacle to upstage America's humiliating failure to contain the coronavirus. It's not every day that the Bahamas labels U.S. tourists as carriers of disease to be kept out. → Read More

Those Who Want Coronavirus Vaccine Should Get It First

Will there be a vaccine against coronavirus? Eventually, we pray. But in this age of unreason, undue attention is already being paid to those who may refuse protection against this often-fatal disease. → Read More

Is Remote Work A Path To Downward Mobility?

If the COVID-19 lockdowns set in motion a permanent move of office work to employees' homes, piecework could become more of the norm in the white-collar world → Read More

Froma Harrop: Is remote work a path to downward mobility?

When I was a wee business reporter, I covered manufacturing in southern New England. Costume jewelry, a major industry then, has largely decamped to cheap-labor countries. → Read More

Froma Harrop: Science and innovation used to be the American way

A job making cars can be a good job. It should matter not to the autoworker whether his product runs on fossil fuels or electric battery. A national leadership looking out for the workers' future would embrace the future, which is clean-powered transportation. → Read More

Froma Harrop: Virus or economy is a futile choice

Florida, Arizona, Texas and California are among the states that thought they could reopen early. They also got sloppy with requirements for wearing masks and social distancing. Now their ICUs are stretched to breaking with coronavirus patients. → Read More