Froma Harrop

07/23/2015 - 9:40pm

    "In the feudal system," The Oxford English Dictionary says, a vassal is "one holding lands from a superior on conditions of homage and allegiance."

    The system lives on in modern American politics, forsooth in changed form. No...

06/25/2015 - 11:19am

     Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in seconds.

    Entire books are downloaded to...

06/25/2015 - 10:56am

    There's been a significant rise in "heavy drinking" among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington.

    But what do these researchers mean by "heavy...

06/19/2015 - 10:47am

    The federal government owns large chunks of the West. It owns 65 percent of Utah, 69 percent of Alaska and 83 percent of Nevada. Some Westerners see unfairness in that. They should not.

    Sen. Lisa...

06/19/2015 - 10:22am

    Friends keep orating that driverless cars are something in the far-ahead future. Apparently, they're not. That future is near.

    Exhibit A is Google's decision to get into the auto...

06/10/2015 - 2:23am

    In olden days, the way you kept good workers was to pay them more. That's no longer the case in many jobs. Companies have been using "noncompete" agreements to stop these workers from seeking better compensation at rival companies....

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