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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Boycotts Are a Form of Speech Jan 19, 2017

Liberals have organized a campaign to boycott Simon & Schuster over its planned publication of a book by alt-right bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos. Is this boycott a form of censorship? Wendy Kaminer, a civil liberties lawyer, argues that progressives shou... Read More

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When Trump Goes Low, Media Can Go Away Jan 17, 2017

Dog trainers have long advised owners against reacting to their pets' attention-seeking antics — the barking, jumping and pushiness. "Dog owners often inadvertently reinforce (reward) these behaviors by interacting with the dog," writes veterin... Read More

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Is 'Stranger Rape' More Troubling than 'Date Rape'? Jan 12, 2017

A New York City police captain said he regards "true stranger rapes" as "more troubling" than rapes in which the victims knew their attacker. Outrage ensued. He quickly apologized, writing on Twitter, "My comments were not meant to minimize the serio... Read More