Froma Harrop

03/05/2015 - 7:30pm

    The people of Denton, Texas, recently voted to ban fracking within the city limits. They were tired of the noise, lights and fumes caused by the 277 gas wells, some placed right next to housing developments. A blowout in 2013 covered homes in clouds of benzene. Some had to be evacuated.

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02/19/2015 - 7:46pm

    A new report on consumer spending shows that consumers are not spending. Economists thought that the savings from cheaper gasoline -- hundreds of dollars a year for most -- would be hauled to the stores. But non-gasoline retail spending didn't budge...

02/12/2015 - 4:55pm

    She was a lawyer, noisy but nice. He was a Marine, quiet and even nicer. They seemed an attractive, comfortable couple, so I was greatly surprised when -- after he left to use the men's room -- she leaned over to me at the next table and asked, "...

02/12/2015 - 4:44pm

    The second-most jarring scene in "American Sniper" takes place not in the urban maze of wartime Iraq but in the domestic tranquility of Chris Kyle's home in Texas. Disoriented after his fourth tour in the cauldron of Iraq, the heralded Navy...

02/05/2015 - 7:25pm

    Federal Trade Commission head Edith Ramirez put the matter plainly: "If I'm wearing a fitness band that tracks how many calories I consume, I wouldn't want to share that data with an insurance company."

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02/05/2015 - 6:00pm

    It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem. And some are even looking to solutions beyond making the rich richer through tax cuts. As we've seen, rising stock prices do not...

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