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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.

Senator Dick Lugar Departs with a Statesman’s Warning

May 27, 2012

From Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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It’s a departing statesman’s job to share what he has learned. George Washington famously cautioned Americans to take advantage of a “detached and distant situation” to “pursue a different course” from that of Europe and avoid...

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Ay Caramba! Berkley Weeps for Workers–While Her Hubby’s Trust Collects Wal-Mart Dividends

May 27, 2012

From Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), the liberal Democrat Senate candidate trying to unseat Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) in November, is a gung-ho supporter of labor unions who highlights her tight relationship with Big Labor in her...

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Cory Booker’s spring

May 26, 2012

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With Newark’s mayor in the headlines for braving a burning building to rescue a neighbor and more recently characterizing as “nauseating” efforts on both sides of the political aisle to demonize the other...

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Conservatives imagine Lugar has a ‘tude –when he’s simply making a point

May 9, 2012

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Full disclosure: with yesterday’s defeat of Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, this independent political commentator believes the American people lost a decent and experienced legislator. As I wrote in two previous posts here and here...

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Too bad the American family is enjoying no such surplus

May 8, 2012

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In April, the federal government notched its first budget surplus since President Obama took office, according to today’s news.

Too bad it would appear that American families aren’t seeing any such surplus.

I’m no...

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Peggy Noonan – and I – weigh in on Lugar race

May 4, 2012

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Hey, does the great Peggy Noonan read www.heatherrobinson.net by chance?

Last week, I weighed in on Indiana’s heated Republican  primary race between veteran Senator Richard Lugar and the state’s Republican Treasurer Richard...

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Exclusive: Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Nouri al-Maliki is a Tool of Iran

May 3, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who met recently with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being used as a “tool of Iran,” and Iran is using Iraq as a way station for transporting fighters and weapons to Syria to support the...

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Tea party opportunist Mourdock takes on pro-Israel Lugar in Indiana but turns out to be a Mr. Softee

April 26, 2012

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Six-term incumbent Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar (pictured above) is facing off in a close race against upstart challenger Richard Mourdock, the state treasurer, who is, according to one news site “running to...

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Obama administration waives protocol to admit child porn-implicated Muslim Brotherhood member into U.S.

April 19, 2012

Funny how the mainstream media ignored this item. Why do I suspect that, had it been the Bush and not the Obama administration waiving protocol to admit into the U.S. an individual who has been implicated in a child pornography...

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Provides Lessons For Our Time

April 18, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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This Thursday April 19 marks the 69th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a 27-day battle in which a small group of Jews, mostly teenagers, held off one of the mightiest, most equipped, and certainly the most evil...

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