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

Al Franken Flashback: Controversial Interview With Heeb magazine from 2003

July 20, 2009


Back in 2003, I had the opportunity to interview then-author, now Minnesota Senator Al Franken. I found his take on America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia to be interesting; likewise he had some provocative things to say...

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A Persian Friend’s Take on Women’s Roles in Iranian Uprisings

July 18, 2009

Recently my close friend, who emigrated from Iran when she was 10, told me what she has learned about the uprisings in that country from speaking with relatives and listening to Persian radio.  She says brave women in particular are playing a...

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That Silly Sarah Just Won’t Stop Makin’ Sense!

July 16, 2009

Well, it’s been a little over a week since Sarah Palin announced she will resign as Alaska’s governor, and to the extent she has sought any coverage in national media, it is to weigh in on a serious issue, which is more than can be...

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Bring Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee Home

July 13, 2009

Former View co-host Lisa Ling spoke this week about a phone call from her sister, Laura Ling, who along with her colleague and fellow reporter Euna Lee is being held in North Korea. Both women have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor on...

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Let Iranian Demonstrators Know We Stand With Them

July 12, 2009

My thoughts tonight are with the courageous Iranian demonstrators who are showing more courage than the leaders of the free world in fighting for their freedom, and against a regime that threatens the civilized world.

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The Savaging of Sarah Palin

July 9, 2009

From The Huffington Post


In the aftermath of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s announcement last weekend that she plans to resign from office, pundits have been scrambling for an explanation. Personally, the whole matter has left me feeling a little like...

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CSP Features My Interview of Filmmaker Brooke Goldstein About Her film, “The Making of a Martyr”

July 7, 2009

Today the Center for Security Policy’s web site features my discussion with attorney, human rights activist, and filmmaker Brooke Goldstein about her film, “The Making of a Martyr.”

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Hypocrisy and Cruelty Towards Sarah Palin and Her Family

July 5, 2009

As we bid the fireworks goodbye, I wanted to quickly blog something I feel guilty for not writing about sooner: the cruelty and viciousness of many in the media towards Sarah Palin and her family.

The media and blogosphere are exploding...

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Listen to Heather Robinson on SecureFreedom Radio

June 26, 2009

Yesterday on WTNT Radio in Washington D.C. I discussed Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a Bangladeshi journalist who refuses to be silenced by militant Islamists. Listen to the podcast here.

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Journalist Pushes On In Bangladesh Despite Harassment; His US Supporters Keep Faith With Him

June 20, 2009

From Center for Security Policy



Journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, who was physically attacked and beaten in February by thugs he believes were members of the Bangladeshi government’s ruling party, has recovered from his injuries.

But this independent...

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