Froma Harrop

04/23/2015 - 1:06pm

    Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, "demonstrating" that global warming isn't even happening. (This is often done by cherry-picking dates to start with an unusually warm year.) He ended by...

03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

    As things now stand, the U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees steaks, chicken thighs and eggs out of their shells. The Food and Drug Administration keeps an eye on salmon, apples and eggs in their shells.

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02/26/2015 - 5:19pm

    Lupita Nyong'o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in "12 Years a Slave." But many in the Academy Awards audience -- just reminded of the misery depicted in a film clip -- must...

02/19/2015 - 9:33pm

    We've seen senior discounts for buses. We've seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We've seen senior discounts in supermarkets.

    Most make some sense, helping businesses attract...

02/19/2015 - 8:18pm

    Sen. Rand Paul believes that vaccinating children should be up to the parents, an increasingly unpopular view after recent outbreaks of measles, mumps and other diseases. And throwing a newt's eye of quack science into the vat, the Kentucky Republican...

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...

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