Froma Harrop

07/18/2014 - 1:12pm

    On behalf of all liberals -- living and dead -- I'd like to apologize to Adam Bellow. In 1976, Bellow was at a Michigan State University writing workshop when a radical feminist publicly rebuked him for saying she had "balls." He says he meant that as a compliment.

    Some formative experiences are forged...

05/22/2014 - 6:03pm

    Did you read about investors in Chipotle Mexican Grill rejecting the outlandish pay package the fast-food chain's two CEOs had cooked up for themselves? Stockholders overwhelmingly booed the mega-million payout, which would have come on top of the $300 million the duo have harvested in recent years.

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05/22/2014 - 5:54pm

    President Obama can do himself a big political favor this month by saying simply this: "I will not privatize the VA hospitals."

    That's the bottom line for the current right-wing crusade mixing patriotic posturing with loathing of government in general...

05/15/2014 - 4:22am

    How refreshing to hear Monica Lewinsky recount the depth of her shame. When it was revealed in 1998 that she had provided then-President Clinton with oral sex, Lewinsky now writes in Vanity Fair, she "was arguably the most humiliated person in the world."

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05/08/2014 - 9:18pm

    This summer, even drinking water may be hard to find in some central California towns. This region is in its third year of drought, among the worst in recorded history.

    Yet agribusinesses are planting huge new groves of thirsty almond and pistachio trees. Bear in mind...

05/08/2014 - 8:44pm

    If a 19-year-old high-school dropout raped by her ex-boyfriend wants justice, she calls the police. The same should apply to a 19-year-old college freshman similarly attacked by another student.

    But it doesn't apply nearly enough. Colleges have let themselves...

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