Froma Harrop

03/29/2016 - 10:00am

    One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news cycles. Another is a debate over cellphone encryption.

    Encryption is a means of turning information into secret code....

03/10/2016 - 9:00pm

    How many among us recognize the name of Yolande Betbeze Fox, the Alabama beauty who died recently at the age of 87? Fox blazed quite a trail through American culture when, as Miss America of 1951, she refused to reign in a bathing suit. The swimsuit-maker sponsoring...

03/06/2016 - 4:00pm

    The general election campaign may have already begun.

    In the aftermath of Super Tuesday election results, betting markets show Hillary Clinton with more than a 90 percent chance of becoming the Democratic...

02/28/2016 - 3:00pm

    Many longtime residents of San Francisco, Miami and other hot U.S. cities complain of "Manhattanization" when developers put up 20- or 30-story apartment complexes. In Portland, Oregon, they're debating the wisdom of 40 stories.

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02/23/2016 - 6:00pm

    I am sorry to note that Donald Trump no longer seems to be at war with the pope.

    “No, I like him,” Trump said during a town hall on CNN. He added that he had “a lot of respect for the pope...

02/22/2016 - 11:00am

    In politics, the "dog whistle" is coded language designed to delight a targeted subgroup and pass over the heads of everyone else. Other terms, such as "establishment," "Washington insider" and "free trade," are not quite full-...

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