Froma Harrop

10/30/2014 - 1:57pm

    Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. An American, Niehaus had applied for permanent residency in Canada. But Canada turned him down. The reason? The psychology professor's 4-year-old son, Kurt, had autism. Treating autism would have...

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...

08/10/2014 - 7:33pm

    It matters not whether you are sizing up, sizing down or sizing sideways. Merchants have products to help you on your way to the life you think you want.

    Before L. Frank Baum published his first Wizard of Oz book in 1900, he helped create the modern consumer society...

08/10/2014 - 7:03pm

    They are all Democrats, blue and blue. But like Republicans, they have opposing visions duking it out in the primaries.

    One side sees urgency in reforming public-employee benefits now eating state and local budgets alive. This group includes Democratic governors Jerry...

08/07/2014 - 3:23pm

    The numbers are small for a large country like this, but the alarm is big over the influx of Central American children coming over the southern border. People are merging this special case involving about 57,000 children with generalized anxiety about a broken immigration system that has resulted in an estimated...

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