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Drug Price Gouging: An American Story
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Drug Price Gouging: An American Story

BY FROMA HARROP To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating. Can you imagine a more pitiful scene than a busload of Americans traveling 815 miles from Minneapolis to a Walmart in London, Ontario, Canada, to buy insulin at a 10th – a…

Playtime Over For Democrats’ Radicals
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Playtime Over For Democrats’ Radicals

BY FROMA HARROP It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party’s radicals to size. “All these people have the public whatever and their Twitter world,” she told The New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how…

Climate Change Has Minor Winners And Big Losers
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Climate Change Has Minor Winners And Big Losers

BY FROMA HARROP A terrible thought, but suppose the planet were to heat up by 2 degrees Celsius – the level past which environmental damage would be catastrophic. It would also be wildly expensive. That much warming could cost the global economy $69 trillion by 2100, according to a study by Moody’s Analytics. The consulting…

Trump’s Economy Is Strong. Obama’s Was Better.
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Trump’s Economy Is Strong. Obama’s Was Better.

BY FROMA HARROP “We’re doing trade deals that are going to get you so much business you’re not even going to believe it,” President Trump told an American Farm Bureau Federation meeting in January. The attendees cheered. Meanwhile, farmer income for the first three months of this year fell almost $12 billion. Farmers account for…

Trees Capture Carbon And Dollars
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Trees Capture Carbon And Dollars

BY FROMA HARROP The last Friday in April is National Arbor Day. You knew that, didn’t you? Born in the Victorian era, Arbor Day began mainly as a gentle reminder to admire trees as things of beauty. As an environmental observance, it has been upstaged by the more comprehensive Earth Day [itself now almost 50…

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