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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.

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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Against the Will of the People

September 11, 2015

by Heather Robinson

It looks as if President Obama, and the Democrats he has pressured into going along with it, are likely to override the will of the American people and push through Congress a deal with the Iranian regime, arguably this country’s worst...

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Will Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush Put The Donald in his Place?

September 1, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Today brings the news that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has finally taken a swing back at Donald Trump for the various insults Trump has thrown his way, including referring to him as “low energy.” Bush shot back this week with a...

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Activist Returns From Addis in Wake of Obama’s Visit

August 19, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The Huffington Post

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Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 11th to be a “voice of peace” as Southern Sudanese leaders faced President Obama’s August 17th...

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Can Anything Tender Survive on Tinder?

August 18, 2015

by Heather Robinson

There’s a very good new piece in September’s Vanity Fair magazine about the collision of “hookup culture” with dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Happn, and how this technological explosion is affecting...

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The Real War on Women

August 16, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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Terrible and distressing information has emerged about the fate of aid worker Kayla Mueller, an American woman who was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS after she went there to help provide humanitarian aid, and who died in February of this...

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Donald Trump: America’s Putin?

August 8, 2015

by Heather Robinson

By now most of America has seen or heard about Donald Trump’s theatrics in the first Republican debate Thursday night, from his refusal to pledge he won’t run as an Independent to his Rosie O’Donnell crack in response to...

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New York Guys Flee ‘Trainwreck’ Women

August 3, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

It’s the oldest piece of dating advice in the world: Everyone enjoys the life of the party, but no one wants to take her home. But is it still true in 2015?

In her hit film “Trainwreck,” comedienne Amy Schumer...

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