Blog

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

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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Obama, in Africa, Echoed NYC Activist’s Plea

August 2, 2015

by Heather Robinson

On his trip to Africa last week, President Obama called upon combatants in South Sudan’s bloody civil war to halt their violence. In demanding that South Sudanese leaders cease stoking the bloodshed that has claimed 70,000 lives in...

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Huck Touches a Nerve

July 30, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Mike Huckabee set off a firestorm this week when he declared, of President Obama’s deal with Iran, “He would take Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven.”

Huckabee has received blowback from a range of...

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In Times Square, 10,000 rally to stop Iran

July 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

An estimated 10,000 people turned out in Times Square Wednesday evening for a rally to protest President Obama’s deal with Iran. Many demonstrators carried signs addressing Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), whose vote many analysts...

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Dark day for Israel and the world?

July 14, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Today negotiators reached a much-anticipated deal aimed at reining in Iran’s nuclear program.

This agreement, the result of two years of negotiations on the part of the U.S. and others in the international community, allows Iran to...

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Simon Deng on Day 40 of Hunger Strike to Save South Sudan

June 24, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Today, The New York Times at last ran a cover story on the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. Here in New York City, Simon Deng, escaped slave and human rights advocate, continues his hunger strike. He is now on Day 40 with no solid food and...

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Soul of America hurts today

June 18, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Today the vicious and cowardly mass shooter who killed nine people at a prayer meeting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. was arrested.

To call what this lowlife did vicious, evil, and cowardly would of course be an...

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Look at the Cuteness

June 7, 2015

by Heather Robinson

…and strength of this beautiful horse! The first triple crown winner in 37 years, American Pharoah won the third race in the Triple Crown tonight in the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York.

The fact that tonight’s win comes after 37...

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Do Black Lives Matter?

June 1, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Simon Deng on Day 18 of Hunger Strike to Save South Sudan

He is a free man now, and he’s determined to use that freedom to stir President Obama to “save the lives of untold millions of Africans” who are in danger of dying in Southern...

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Hunger Striker Finishes Day 15 to Save South Sudan

May 29, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Simon Deng, escaped slave and human rights activist, is finishing Day 15 of his hunger strike to save South Sudan.

“I’m feeling all right; the body is not here but the spirit is strong,” he told me today.

Deng, 55, has not...

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