Blog

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

Warrantless Thanksgiving Eavesdropping

November 23, 2007

Those who feel violated by the so-called “warrantless wiretapping” engaged in by the Bush Administration should consider the hazards of Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh.

A friend tells me she turned down an invitation to a...

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Muslim Freedom Fighter

November 21, 2007

In late October, I had the privilege of spending the day with Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a courageous Bangladeshi journalist. In 2003, the Bangladeshi government arrested Mr. Choudhury. He was beaten, tortured, starved, and deprived of...

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President Bush live last night, Giuliani live today

November 16, 2007

I’m writing from the 25th Anniversary conference of the Federalist Society in Washington D.C., where President Bush spoke last night along with Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia.

The President spoke mostly about...

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City Lawyers Set To Rally for Their Pakistani Counterparts

November 14, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 13, 2007

Lawyers from firms across the city will stop billing clients for half an hour today to rally in support of the lawyers and judges of Pakistan.

The rally, planned for 1 p.m. in front of the New York County Courthouse at 60 Centre...

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U.S. Attorneys Rally in Support of Pakistani Brethren

November 14, 2007

From The Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 14, 2007

The steps of the New York County Courthouse in downtown Manhattan were a sea of black and white Tuesday as hundreds of New York City attorneys gathered in support of their counterparts in Pakistan, thousands of whom have been...

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U.S. Attorneys Rally to Support Pakistani Brethren

November 14, 2007

After writing a curtain raiser for The New York Sun of yesterday’s lawyers’ rally in downtown Manhattan, I attended the rally and ended up writing this piece about it for Jewishworldreview.com. As I am learning, the issues...

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Walter Monheit: The Oldest Club Kid

November 12, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

July 23-25, 2004

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On the New York City nightclub scene, Walter Monheit is a fixture, an icon even.

Since the days of ballroom dancing clubs in the 1950’s, this now-78-year-old man has been clubbing two to three nights per week from around...

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Attorneys of the World Unite

November 9, 2007

Just got word that on Tuesday, New York’s lawyers, organized by the New York City Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New York County Law Association, in cooperation with law schools and human rights organizations,...

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Maybe Borat Should Interview Christiane

November 7, 2007

Last month in The Jerusalem Post, Jay Tcath, executive director of the Chicago Jewish Community Relations Council, described how he was manipulated into participating in Christiane Amanpour’s “God’s Warriors,” a documentary...

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Bringing People Together, One Snack at a Time

November 2, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

October 31 2007

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If people from different backgrounds can find common ground, according to Daniel Lubetzky, it’s food – and the desire to prosper.

The founder of PeaceWorks, a food and condiment company, Lubetzky, 38, has promoted over...

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