Froma Harrop

10/23/2014 - 2:33pm

    Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age. They are less likely to own cars or use cars. The drives they do are shorter. Meanwhile, the bus is looking good to them.

    A new report confirms this trend...

09/04/2014 - 1:25pm

    Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything.

    The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in...

08/21/2014 - 6:22pm

    Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers and tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missouri, leaving the question: What will be left of this embattled city when the smoke clears?

    We've seen predominantly African-American communities caught up in such...

08/21/2014 - 6:16pm

    The story of a young man's speed-hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail has raised some environmentalist eyebrows, albeit only slightly. He was racing from California's border with Mexico to Washington state's with Canada.

    The cause...

08/14/2014 - 6:45pm

    When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, "What a nice man." He was on the TV screens at New York's Hayden Planetarium, where he's director, urging us to behold the wonder of -- to use the biblical term -- the heavens.

    That...

08/14/2014 - 6:38pm

    In Texas, a private company wants to build a bullet train joining Dallas and Houston. In California, the state is raising its own billions to create a very fast ride between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Two very different ways to fund high-speed rail, but they have...

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