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Trump As Caesar: Irresponsible, Nasty, Fun
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Trump As Caesar: Irresponsible, Nasty, Fun

BY FROMA HARROP Lend me your ears. You’ll be glad. Today’s subject is the controversial production of Julius Caesar in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today’s angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame…

France Leads The Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’
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France Leads The Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’

BY FROMA HARROP When historians recount the downward spiral of Trumpian populism, they may very well start in France. As in the U.S., voters were crying for radical change. The French had a Trumpish option in nativist right-winger Marine Le Pen and, over at the far left, an old-school Trotskyist. But French voters gave victory…

Trump Rates Close To Zero On ‘War’ Against Opioids
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Trump Rates Close To Zero On ‘War’ Against Opioids

BY FROMA HARROP Police near Daytona Beach, FL, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, OH, posted a shocking photograph of another overdosed couple, heads back and mouths open from a…

Trump’s Lousy Numbers Spell Doom
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Trump’s Lousy Numbers Spell Doom

BY FROMA HARROP Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn’t have the numbers. That became apparent starting on Election Day, when he trailed Hillary Clinton, a flawed candidate, by three million votes. And that was a high point. Ever since then, except for a few blips, Trump’s numbers have been going down, down and down….

Can Americans Be Happy Again?
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Can Americans Be Happy Again?

BY FROMA HARROP America is not a very happy place, and it is getting less so. Our downward trend in happiness precedes the election of Donald Trump, but sadly, there’s little in his agenda that would reverse this trend. On the contrary. That’s because a boost in economic growth, though nice, wouldn’t get to where…

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