About Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop is an independent voice on politics, economics and culture. Though generally left-of-center, she is known for her unconventional approach and libertarian streak. The conservative Heartland Institute has called her its "favorite lefty."

Subscribers to Harrop's semiweekly column include The Seattle Times, the Arizona Republic, The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, Newsday and RealClearPolitics. Harrop has also written for The New York Times, BBC News and Institutional Investor. She is currently a contributor to CNN Opinion.

Harrop has appeared on MSNBC, PBS and Fox News Channel and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Born in New York City, Harrop was raised in the Long Island suburbs. After graduating from New York University, she worked on the financial desk at Reuters Ltd., covering business and the Federal Reserve. She later became a financial editor for The New York Times News Service. Harrop divides her time between New York City and Providence, Rhode Island.

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Go Ahead, Republicans. Investigate Hillary. Again. Nov 16, 2017

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general's call to "evaluate ... Read More

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Oil Has a Price. Wildlife? Priceless Nov 14, 2017

The Bible tells how Esau sold his birthright for a "mess of pottage." It is a lesson on the foolishness of choosing immediate gratification over something of far more value but in the future. Esau, in sum, traded his right to be recognized as the fir... Read More

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Democrats, Though Not All, Learn How to Win Elections Nov 09, 2017

We hear that Democrat Ralph Northam's decisive win in the race for Virginia governor was extra extraordinary in that he was a weak candidate. Voters, the story goes, seriously rejected Trumpian politics, an especially nasty brew that Republican Ed Gi... Read More