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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.

Alusi: “I Hope I am Wrong, but I believe Terror Age Has Just Begun

November 14, 2015

by Heather Robinson

In the wake of a series of coordinated terror bombings around Paris that reportedly killed at least 120 people today, I’m reminded the words of Mithal al Alusi, a brave Iraqi Parliamentarian, in the years just after September 11.

Alusi,...

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Southern Sudanese Women Call for Peace

November 12, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Update: This week, South Sudan’s government said it will host former South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar at a regional peace conference to take place in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, November 19th.

South Sudan, the world’s...

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Go, Dr. Carson!

November 10, 2015

by Heather Robinson

A few quick thoughts in advance of this evening’s Republican debate.

The focus will be on economics, as Fox Business Network is moderating.

It has been downright disturbing – and interesting – to witness the media’s...

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What Would Suffragettes Make of Hillary and The Donald?

November 9, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Watching “Suffragette,” the newly released film starring Carrie Mulligan as a British suffragette who protests and hunger strikes in order to secure the vote for British women, I couldn’t help but reflect: more than one...

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Dating and Politics — A Perilous Mix

November 6, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From New York Post

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Do political opposites attract?

Or is there a red America and a blue America when it comes to love — especially heading into a presidential election year?

Most of the two dozen New York City singles interviewed for this...

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Easily Manipulated People

October 21, 2015

by Heather Robinson

With the recent news from Israel, I can’t help but think about how easily manipulated some Palestinians are. And they’re not the only ones.

Most Palestinians are indoctrinated from childhood to hate Israelis and all Jews,...

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Ben Carson Point Was on Target

October 12, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Last week, according to The New York Times, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested the Holocaust would have been “greatly diminished if German Jews had been armed with guns.”

Actually, after watching the tape...

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South Sudanese Women’s Plea to Sudan’s Leaders: Stop the Violence

October 5, 2015

by Heather Robinson

When the Elephant Fights, the Grass is the One That Suffers: South Sudanese Women Plead for Leaders to Stop the Carnage

Last Saturday Riek Machar, South Sudan’s former vice president, addressed a group of South Sudanese-Americans at...

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Rubio strikes back

September 25, 2015

by Heather Robinson

In the aftermath of the second Republican debate last Wednesday, Carly Fiorina and and Ben Carson have gained ground in the polls, while Donald Trump has fallen a bit. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have also gained ground, though less...

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It’s Too Easy Being Single in New York

September 11, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Is fall a good time to focus on finding the right life partner in New York City?

Do the shortening days and hint of crispness in the evening air, with the whiff of upcoming holidays, make some singles —...

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