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

A Plea This Tragic Week: Unite Us

August 6, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Terrible, tragic weekend in America, as 22 Americans died in the El Paso massacre, and two dozen more, including children, were injured. In Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed nine people and injured at least 27 others. These incidents followed a...

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Democrats on Stage Tonight – Good Luck!

July 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Ok, I stink at headlines.

And the Democrats pictured above probably aren’t tonight’s lineup. ‘Cause I stink at tech stuff.

Still. I have a sense of humor, something increasingly rare in today’s cultish environment. Let’s...

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Controversy aside, ‘Green Book’ is a film worth seeing

July 25, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From Fox News

Despite this week’s controversy swirling around the personal lives of some of its creators, “Green Book” remains among the year’s best films, and worth seeing for its essential message.

Last Sunday the film took...

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Dem Debate #2: Brainy Buttigieg Prediction Bears Out

June 28, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Yesterday I speculated as to whether President Trump felt any of the Democratic 2020 hopefuls was a threat, and noted that the only one he’s nicknamed – aside from frontrunners “Sleepy Joe” Biden and Bernie “Nutty...

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Dem Debate #1: Who Will Next be Nicknamed?

June 27, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Last night was the first Democratic Primary debate, and both Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii – pictured above) and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) made strong showings, while Beto O’Rourke petered out. Personally, I thought Tim Ryan...

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Can Bibi Hold On?

May 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

There’s an old Jewish adage about how you can ask two Jews for their views on something and get ten opinions. It could be said that Israel’s system of Parliamentary government reflects this truth.

Israeli Prime Minister...

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Why Religious Movies Like ‘Breakthrough’ Are Attracting Non-Believers

May 19, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

In the movie “Breakthrough,” a Midwestern Christian mother, played with uncanny realism by Chrissy Metz of NBC’s prime-time hit “This is Us,” relentlessly prods doctors to save her son, even after...

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Booker, Gillibrand Defy Progressive Group’s Call to Boycott AIPAC

March 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The Allgemeiner

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) defied progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org’s call for Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC,...

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Stand Up for Powerless Women: Advocates for Sex Trafficking Victims Are Few and Far Between

March 9, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Daily News

March 8 is United Nations-designated International Women’s Day, which has roots in the fight for better and safer working conditions in the U.S. This year, many global corporations are marking the...

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Child Abuse by the Anti-Bullying Hard Left

January 28, 2019

by Heather Robinson

I’ve debated whether or not to write about the brouhaha between the Covington boys and the Native American elder and the black Israelites, and the subsequent media frenzy. But if I don’t write something, I will be as disgusted with...

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