Last updated on: 10/11/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Froma Harrop Biography

Title:
Nationally syndicated columnist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“Is a 19-year-old mature enough to fight in Afghanistan but not to order beer in a bar? Almost every other country sets the drinking age at 18.

…Age restriction hasn’t stopped binge drinking… it has turned alcohol into forbidden fruit begging to be picked. Perhaps teaching young adults how to drink in moderation is the better way to go.”

“Age Discrimination for the Young,” realclearpolitics.com, Feb. 9, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Nationally syndicated columnist
  • Editorial Board Member, Providence Journal
  • Blogger, realclearpolitics.com
  • Business writer, Providence Journal
  • Business editor, New York Times
  • Financial writer, Reuters Ltd
Education:
  • Graduate work at Brown University
  • BA, New York University, 1972
Other:
  • Media Matters for America ranks Harrop 20th among the top 100 syndicated columnists for total reader reach and 14th based on her subscribers’ average circulation.
  • Editor & Publisher named Harrop’s column one of its “Features of the Year” for 2003
  • Won First Prize for Editorial Writing from the New England Associated Press Executive Association, 2002
  • Award recipient, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, 2001
  • The conservative Heartland Institute has called her a “favorite lefty.”
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?