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Scant Economic Joy In Mudville
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Scant Economic Joy In Mudville

BY FROMA HARROP The American people have been ordered to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the economic recovery. Note the lack of balloons, however, and that the marching bands have their feet up. President Donald Trump, of course, is a brass section unto himself. He’s been trumpeting the “Trump economy,” even though nearly eight of…

Are People Bored By Trump Or Just Ignoring Him?
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Are People Bored By Trump Or Just Ignoring Him?

BY FROMA HARROP It started during the midterm campaign. Democrats stopped talking about Donald Trump all the time. Now presidential hopefuls are doing the same. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once a relentless sparring partner on Twitter, all but ignores Trump’s goading comments. Is the reason, as some commentators hold, that the public is tired of the…

Funny How The Stock Market Tweets Come And Go
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Funny How The Stock Market Tweets Come And Go

BY FROMA HARROP After a long absence, another “Stock Market up” tweet was issued last week by Donald Trump. He’d been the troubadour singing his own praises when the Dow Jones industrial average hit new highs, but when falling stock prices wiped out most of the gains for 2018, the music stopped. He was back…

Stop Obsessing Over Trump’s Insults
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Stop Obsessing Over Trump’s Insults

BY FROMA HARROP It’s getting harder by the day to tune in to MSNBC. My chief complaint isn’t the leftish slant. It’s the news channel’s obsession with the latest idiocy to emerge from the Trumpian yap. Anyone who wants to express dismay that Trump called a woman “Horseface” is certainly entitled to, but not on…

If You Want Fiscal Responsibility, Elect Democrats
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If You Want Fiscal Responsibility, Elect Democrats

BY FROMA HARROP Before last year’s big tax cuts, the economy was improving nicely. After the tax cuts, the economy is doing the same – for now, anyway. What’s different is the $1.9 trillion the tax cuts have tacked onto deficits. If President Trump and allied Republicans were so determined to blow a huge hole…

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