Blog

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

Mr. Trump Comes to Washington

March 20, 2016

by Heather Robinson

The eyes of Israel’s supporters  – and perhaps also of Israel’s detractors – around the world are on Donald Trump this weekend as he prepares to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy...

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Donald Trump, Winning in Mississippi and Michigan, Wants RESPECT

March 9, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Fascinating political theater this evening in the aftermath of Donald J. Trump’s victories in the Michigan and Mississippi primaries.

In an event at once reminiscent of a Presidential press conference and a segment on Home Shopping...

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Marco Takes Minnesota and Finally Confronts a Dangerous Donald Trump

March 7, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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Marco Rubio won the Minnesota Republican caucus on Tuesday — his first win in a bruising evening and primary season.

For the past several days, Rubio has taken the fight to Donald Trump. In doing so, I believe that Rubio...

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Rubio Takes Minnesota

March 2, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Marco Rubio won the Minnesota Republican caucus this evening – his first win in a bruising evening and primary season in which, though he has held pretty steady at third in the Republican field, he had yet to actually come in first.

For...

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Rubio Comes Out Swinging

February 26, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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US Senator Marco Rubio was cool as a cucumber, appropriately aggressive, and sharp as a tack in Thursday’s Republican presidential debate.

In his spontaneous responses to moderators’ questions and to Donald...

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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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