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

‘Roseanne’ Hasn’t Changed, But It’s Now Radical in a Profoundly Different Way

April 23, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Millions of Americans tuned in on Tuesday for the fifth episode of ABC’s “Roseanne,” the popular reboot of the beloved ’90s sitcom starring comedian Roseanne Barr as a working-class mom, which garnered more...

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A New Man on the Job

April 20, 2018

by Heather Robinson

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team to “help bring the Mueller investigation to conclusion,” according to CNN.

Giuliani told CNN his objective will be to interact with...

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Caitlyn Jenner Celebrated by Shmuley Boteach, Orthodox Jews at the Plaza

March 9, 2018

by Heather Robinson

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Last Thursday night, something occurred which, at this juncture in human history, could perhaps happen only in New York: an Orthodox rabbi, to the applause of a roomful of raucous, spirited, mostly Orthodox Jews, honored transgender...

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#MeToo Also Has Us Making More of the Good Guys

February 27, 2018

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Hollywood is responding to #MeToo not just by telling stories of female empowerment but also of the quiet decency of many oft-overlooked men.

And no wonder: Shouldn’t we as a culture, even as we call out sleazy and...

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Yes, It’s OK to Date Across the Political Spectrum

February 14, 2018

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Is President Trump making life difficult for Cupid?

An April 2017 poll of 1,000 Americans conducted by Virginia-based Wakefield research found one in five Americans knew of a couple whose marriage had suffered...

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City Residents Look on the Bright Side After a Tough 2017

January 3, 2018

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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The new film “The Greatest Showman,” based on the life of P.T. Barnum, is the story of a man driven by the joy of doing what many disparaged or thought impossible.

As we turn the page on 2017, a year in...

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Dating in the #MeToo Age

December 26, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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In the wake of a tsunami of allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in show business, politics and media, and the stories of the #MeToo campaigns on social media, single New York women find...

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Anderson, Bialik: self-defense can take many forms

December 24, 2017

by Heather Robinson

I’ve hesitated to write much about the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked the worlds of entertainment and media this year. First, no shortage of ink has been spilled on the subject and second, although I believe it’s positive...

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New Yorkers, Help Children While Beautifying Your Life this Holiday Season

December 7, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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Happy December! This month, from December 1st until December 25th, Galleria on Third art and framing gallery in Manhattan will donate all proceeds from sales of a selection of framed artwork to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in...

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NYC Activists Gather to Protest Libyan Enslavement of Black Africans

December 4, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Last week in New York City, African-born Americans rallied outside the Libyan Mission of the United Nations to protest enslavement of black Africans taking place in Libya.

The protest’s focus, according to Queens-based human rights...

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