Blog

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

A majority of one? Keisha Knight-Pulliam shows up for Cosby

June 16, 2017

by Heather Robinson

During his sexual assault trial, Bill Cosby has received support from a number of friends and fellow actors. But only one has actually traveled to the Pennsylvania courtroom where the 79-year-old actor stands trial in order to support him in...

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‘Wonder Woman’ Wins by Being Feminist Without Bashing Men

June 10, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” continues to break records as the most successful female-led superhero action movie ever — with New York packing theaters along with the rest of the country.

So what, exactly, is...

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He didn’t have to do this

June 9, 2017

by Heather Robinson

With a Congressional hearing in full swing regarding Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, I can’t help but wonder whether Donald Trump, or “The Don” as I like to call him, ever has moments...

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A brilliant metaphor?

June 3, 2017

by Heather Robinson

In creating an image of herself holding a replica of President Trump’s decapitated head, Kathy Griffin made something awful. But she also created a brilliant metaphor for the way some on the left have treated this President and his...

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Ker Deng: a Christian Survivor

May 27, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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Over Memorial Day weekend, I spent a beautiful afternoon with a remarkable young man, Ker Deng, who hails originally from South Sudan.

Enslaved as a boy by a Muslim family during the most recent war between Muslims and Christians in Sudan, Ker...

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Ways to Restore the Romance That Dating Apps Kill

May 18, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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From the mid-’90s arrival of Match.com through the launch of dating apps like Tinder in the early 2010s, technology has altered the way most big-city singles look for love — and not in a good way.

For many men...

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April Fools, in Love

April 2, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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We’ve all been there.

Some say you need to be a fool to fall in love, and maybe that’s true. Elvis Presley’s classic song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” while cautioning that “Wise men say/only fools rush...

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Iraqi Parliamentarian Supports Trump Travel Ban, Says ‘It’s not anti-Islamic, It’s anti-Iranian regime’

March 16, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi traveled to Washington D.C. late last month to meet with top officials in the Trump White House. I met with Mr. Alusi in Washington D.C. in the aftermath of his meetings with U.S. officials, and conducted a...

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Why Valentine’s Day Has Would-be Lovers Going Offline

February 13, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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In an age of technology-assisted dating, when the text has displaced the phone call, the virtual “wink” has replaced face-to-face flirtation and swiping right or left has supplanted striding across the room...

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Where is the Outrage?

February 1, 2017

by Heather Robinson

The needless, brutal deaths of American children in our own cities – and not just our own selfish, partisan concerns – is what should outrage Americans. Where is the action from New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to address...

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