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Froma Harrop

04/17/2014 - 4:54pm

    Airport gift shops throughout New England are piling "Boston Strong" T-shirts in vivid colors. "Boston Strong" became a rallying cry of solidarity after the terrorist bombing last year at the Boston Marathon.

    As the anniversary of the attack -- and the next race on April 21 -- approaches,...

03/13/2014 - 1:16am

    Many American cities now enjoy an amazing reversal of fortune. Once hollowed-out shells mainly for those too poor to move -- or those so rich they didn't have to deal with the poor -- cities are again filling up with educated and aspiring young people.

    They are...

03/13/2014 - 12:05am

    We who applaud the boldness of Rep. Dave Camp's tax reform plan need not like everything in it. The part that would repeal the deduction for state and local taxes is an abomination, to put it mildly.

    The Michigan Republican, head of the House Ways and Means...

03/06/2014 - 2:33am

    I frequently ride one of those cheap buses connecting my small city with a big city. At first, I expected my fellow passengers to be largely poor and old -- the folks who can't afford to drive or are unable to.

    I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Most are able-bodied,...

03/06/2014 - 2:00am

    A Republican leader is doing something right ... and good. He is Rep. David Camp of Michigan. Camp has issued a detailed plan for simplifying the tax code. That's his duty as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes tax law.

    Reforming the 70,000-...

02/27/2014 - 2:41am

    Beating down low-paid workers is not only not nice but also not necessarily good for business. And though some arguments against raising the minimum wage are debatable, others are simply insulting.

    The national minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. Back in 1968, it...

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