Award-winning journalist Froma Harrop believes in America but doesn’t view it through rose-colored glasses. While Americans value equality, opportunity and justice, they also value profit and tradition. The key to solving our country’s and planet’s most urgent problems, therefore, is almost always reasonable progress, not someone’s idea of perfection.
Harrop dissects issues with straight talk and a fresh perspective, always pointing to the bigger picture and asking us to pay attention to what’s really worth fighting for:
Democrats should’ve passed on the national obsession that was impeachment and gone for the prize: replacing President Donald Trump.
Feeding innovation is better than banning fossil fuels.
Time’s up for mandatory high heels in the workplace, but the tide will only turn if the fashion world decides so, and if more women demand comfort in their footwear.
Read Harrop’s takes on headlines from A to Z in this collection of her syndicated columns from 2019.
Froma Harrop covers the waterfront of politics, economics and culture with an unconventional approach. She takes public policy quite seriously. Herself, less so.
Despite some liberal tendencies, or because of them, Harrop has great affection for tradition. She also respects the profit motive, a reflection of years reporting on business and economics. But there are limits.
Recipient of numerous awards and honors, Harrop has worked on the Reuters business desk, edited economics reports for The New York Times News Service and served on the Providence Journal editorial board. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.
Harrop’s been seen on MSNBC and PBS and heard on NPR and many other radio outlets. And she is currently a contributor to CNN Opinion.
Raised in the Long Island suburbs, Harrop attended New York University. She now lives in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island.
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