Blog

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

Bernie Sanders Seems Like a Nice Man

February 12, 2016

by Heather Robinson

In the aftermath of this evening’s Democratic Presidential debate, I’m left with the somewhat disconcerting impression that, even though I completely disagree with him politically, I can understand what people see in Bernie Sanders.

As Charles...

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A Strong Finish – and Great Start – for Marco Rubio

February 3, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Florida Senator Marco Rubio surpassed expectations Monday night with a third place finish just one point behind bombastic billionaire Donald Trump and only five points behind Senator Ted Cruz, the conservative favorite among Evangelical...

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Does Donald Trump Understand the Role of the Press in a Free Country?

January 28, 2016

by Heather Robinson

FOX News should be commended for standing by Megyn Kelly and refusing to cede to Donald Trump’s demand that she be removed as a moderator of this evening’s Republican candidates’ debate, which starts at 9 pm.

While there is...

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The Scrap Goes On

January 22, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Cruz remarks about media and money a red flag in last Thursday’s debate

A screenwriter would be hard pressed to create a more entertaining cast of characters than those who starred in last Thursday evening’s Republican Presidential...

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First, We Are Human

January 19, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Today I along with many others spent some of the day thinking about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In recent years, despite a lot of lip service about tolerance and diversity, racism still exists, and so does the tendency to...

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Do Women Deserve Better than Hillary Clinton?

January 5, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Many of my friends are professional New York City women who love Hillary Clinton. But I think it’s important to write about whether we professional women – and women in general – deserve a better standard bearer than...

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How 2015 Debunked the ‘War on Women’

December 31, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Considering all we’ve heard about the supposed “war on women,” you might be surprised to hear that 2015 was a great year for the fairer sex in America. And 2016 will probably be, too.

Despite ubiquitous political...

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There’s A Saving Grace For Victims of Prostitution

December 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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They’re teenagers and young women. They like to braid each other’s hair, and to do glittery arts-and-crafts projects. Some are as young as 12 or 13. Many hope to receive an iPod for Christmas, but would be happy to...

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CNN and FOX post-debate analyses miss night’s biggest news

December 16, 2015

by Heather Robinson

In the wake of Tuesday’s Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, the astonishing phenomenon continues to be Donald Trump. Big news that seemed to get overlooked in post-debate wrap-ups was Trump saying he is ready to rule out...

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Jon Voight Calls it Like He Sees It at ZOA Dinner

November 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Hollywood actor Jon Voight, an outspoken supporter of Israel, didn’t mince words at this year’s annual Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award dinner November 22nd. He spoke of how he believes...

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