Blog

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

Rubio Comes Out Swinging

February 26, 2016

by Heather Robinson

In this evening’s Republican Presidential debate Senator Marco Rubio was cool as a cucumber, appropriately aggressive, and sharp as a tack. In his spontaneous responses to moderators’ questions and to Donald Trump’s...

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Hillary’s Woes Show That Young Women ‘Get’ Feminism

February 18, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Margaret Thatcher. Golda Meir. Angela Merkel. Indira Gandhi.

Most of us don’t recall the names of these women’s husbands. Surely they had help from mentors, as all successful people do — but they got to the top...

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Solving The Great Valentine’s Day Dilemmas

February 14, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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What do New York City women — and men — want for Valentine’s Day?

For singles in the uncertain hinterland of early-stage dating, trying to figure out what is reasonable to do or expect can be downright...

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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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