To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Observercast

Froma Harrop

Harrop is an American writer and author. She is best known for her bi-weekly syndicated column which appears in about 200 news outlets including the Seattle Times, Newsday, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Detroit News, and Real Clear Politics and The Providence Journal. She is represented by Creators Syndicate Inc. in Los Angeles. Media Matters ranks her column 20th nationally in total readership and 14th in large newspaper concentration.

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The Liberal Silent Majority

BY FROMA HARROP A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering...

Higher Ed Needs Major Disruption

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Must America Pick Up Everybody’s Defense Bills?

BY FROMA HARROP It seems strange that so few of my fellow TV binge-watchers have submitted to the fascinating Norwegian political thriller, "Occupied." Friends, this...

Over Here: Competence Amid Repulsive Politics

BY FROMA HARROP Belgians planning to "march against fear" Sunday were told to stay home out of fear for more violence. Americans in Europe, meanwhile,...

Terrorists And Their Privacy

BY FROMA HARROP One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news...

Our Elegant Man In Havana

BY FROMA HARROP Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of "Welcome to Cuba!" After decades of official hostility between the...

How The West Was Shunned In Primary Politics

BY FROMA HARROP There's a not-insignificant part of the United States known as the West Coast. It includes such prominent states as California, Oregon and...

Trump Foes Should Stay Off His Stage

BY FROMA HARROP It's not easy to turn Donald Trump into an object of sympathy, but the hotheads disrupting his rallies are pulling it off....

Republican ‘Takers’ Take Down The Establishment

BY FROMA HARROP Just as Donald Trump did a Super Tuesday stomp on the Republican establishment, the establishment showed why it deserved the rough treatment....