Blog

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

Rudy Gets a Discount

September 14, 2007

You gotta love Rudy Giuliani’s healthy chutzpah. Irked that The New York Times not only published Moveon.org’s full-page ad smearing Gen. David Petraeus, but gave them a steep discount, Rudy’s campaign placed an ad in...

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Fred Thompson: the Gen-X Republican

September 7, 2007

Fred Thompson, formerly Watergate prosecutor, lobbyist, actor, and U.S. Senator from Tennessee, announced his candidacy for President of the United States Wednesday evening on Jay Leno’s show. This guy reminds me of my friends and me....

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The Truth About Iraq: We Say Karate, Iran Says Crowbar

September 5, 2007

Over a year and a half ago, Mithal al-Alusi, a courageous Iraqi politician about whom I have written for The Wall Street Journal, who has lost more than his life in the struggle to build a democratic Iraq, told me that Iran had...

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Queen of Stereotype

August 29, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Officials are meeting this week in Geneva and Brussels to plan the 2009 U.N. Conference Against Racism, a sequel to the infamous 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, which turned into an anti-Israel frenzy. When it comes to Israel-bashing...

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She Devil?

August 20, 2007

Is Ann Coulter the Devil Incarnate? According to John Edwards, she is a “She-Devil.” Are we to assume that if Mr. Edwards is elected President we can look forward to witch trials at which he will burn his opponents at the stake? The...

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The Security Fence is Gorgeous

August 20, 2007

After being treated for years to media descriptions of Israel’s security fence as an eyesore, imagine my surprise to discover, while riding along the Jerusalem highway, that it is gorgeous. Those sections cordoning...

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Three Cheers for Diversity

July 8, 2007

James Taranto had some interesting commentary on the so-called “diversity” of the would-be bombers last week in London. Could they have anything in common philosophically?

Could there be a common thread?

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I Want to Change the Power Dynamics in Relationships

July 4, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 4:00 AM

Even after Dr. Mehret Mandefro had repeatedly warned them to always use a condom, girls and women would return to her office with sexually transmitted diseases. She was deeply disturbed and wondered...

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Double Standard Seen Among Terror Critics

June 15, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Special to the Sun
June 15, 2007

A lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government claims there is a double standard by which Muslim clerics are criticized for not condemning Islamist terrorism when “rabbis are...

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Living a Dream – Literally

June 12, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Tuesday, June 12th 2007

Rev. Paul Vincent's dreams of a new life in New York have become a reality.

One night in 1995, the Rev. Paul Vincent dreamed his future. Then an undergraduate at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, he saw himself arriving at Kennedy Airport and meeting a woman he had not seen in some...

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