Blog

My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

Booker, Gillibrand Defy Progressive Group’s Call to Boycott AIPAC

March 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The Allgemeiner

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) defied progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org’s call for Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC,...

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Stand Up for Powerless Women: Advocates for Sex Trafficking Victims Are Few and Far Between

March 9, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Daily News

March 8 is United Nations-designated International Women’s Day, which has roots in the fight for better and safer working conditions in the U.S. This year, many global corporations are marking the...

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Child Abuse by the Anti-Bullying Hard Left

January 28, 2019

by Heather Robinson

I’ve debated whether or not to write about the brouhaha between the Covington boys and the Native American elder and the black Israelites, and the subsequent media frenzy. But if I don’t write something, I will be as disgusted with...

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David Rosner, 53, Marine, Writer, and Comic, Rest in Peace

December 27, 2018

by Heather Robinson

Just heard the tragic news that my old friend, David Rosner, USMC,  died suddenly in Washington DC earlier this month. Dave, who had recently been working at the Pentagon, was a Marine Corp veteran who served as an intelligence officer...

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Why Hollywood Just Can’t Get It Right When It Comes to Women

December 27, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Two-thousand and eighteen was the year of the female avenger in popular culture. In a year bookended by Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes exhortation for greater representation of female stories and the death of...

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How My Pittsburgh Hometown Is Coping With The Synagogue Shooting

November 1, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

The Jewish community in this leafy Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill is painfully burying 11 of its members this week, after the idyllic peace here was shattered by an anti-Semitic madman on a mindless killing...

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Midterm Update: Will Battleground States Swing?

October 22, 2018

by Heather Robinson

In advance of the Congressional midterm elections November 6, all eyes are on the swing states and perhaps especially those rust belt states, like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (pictured above), that surprised everyone by going red in the...

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Ford vs. Kavanaugh: Where is the Evidence?

September 28, 2018

Today, as most of the country knows, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate – she to accuse him of sexual assault some 35 years ago, he to defend his life’s work, his good name,...

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Authenticity Lets ‘Insecure’ Rise Above America’s Divisions

August 29, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

HBO’s hit comedy series “Insecure,” now in its third season, has been holding steady with a loyal and diverse audience, and it’s no wonder: In a time of divisive tribalism in America,...

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‘Pretty Woman’ Heads to Broadway — Still Sugar-Coating Ugly Truths

August 4, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” an adaptation of the 1990 blockbuster film with Julia Roberts about a gorgeous, young prostitute and a handsome, taciturn billionaire who fall in love, is set to open on Broadway Aug....

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