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 Pittsburgh

April 13, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is coming today to Pittsburgh’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland, in the city’s university district, where he will sit for an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity.

The Steel City is...

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Donald Trump’s Female Trouble

April 6, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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In Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary and beyond, expect Donald Trump to have big trouble.

Female trouble.

Midway through the primary season, Trump’s difficulty attracting female support is well acknowledged....

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Donald Trump’s Female Trouble

April 4, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Expect Donald Trump to have big trouble in Wisconsin’s primary tomorrow – and beyond.

Female trouble.

Midway through the primary season, Donald Trump’s difficulty attracting women’s support is well acknowledged. But while...

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Trump Defies Expectations at AIPAC

March 23, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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Defying dire predictions of booing, walkouts and even demonstrations, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to surpass expectations by receiving multiple standing ovations Monday evening in a...

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Trump Defies Expectations at AIPAC

March 22, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Defying dire predictions of booing, walkouts, and even riots, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to surpass expectations by receiving multiple standing ovations this evening in a speech before the American Israel Public...

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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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