Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

Patrick Swayze: This Jewish Girl Will Miss You

September 18, 2009

From The Jewish Daily Forward

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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You Are More Than a Ghost to Us

For Jewish women of a certain age, Patrick Swayze will always occupy a special corner of the heart. Tough and tender, he embodied for some of us — ok for me, at least — a certain fantasy. Let’s call it the Jewish...

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What Euna and Laura Faced in North Korea

August 19, 2009

From MomLogic

by HEATHER ROBINSON & JENNIFER GINSBERG

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Watching journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee return from North Korea escorted by former President Bill Clinton, no one with a heart could fail to be delighted — and relieved. Mothers across the country were especially moved to see Lee...

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Sarah’s Smackdown

August 7, 2009

From MomLogic

by HEATHER ROBINSON & JENNIFER GINSBERG

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In the aftermath of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s announcement earlier this month that she plans to resign from office, pundits have been scrambling for an explanation.

Personally, the whole matter has left me feeling a little...

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Down Syndrome: Sarah Palin’s Brave Choice

August 7, 2009

From MomLogic

by JENNIFER GINSBERG & HEATHER ROBINSON

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When I was four months pregnant with my first baby, I went to my OB for a routine checkup and structural ultrasound. I remember feeling so excited to have the opportunity to see a 3-D image of the little baby, whom I was already completely in...

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The Savaging of Sarah Palin

July 9, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the aftermath of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s announcement last weekend that she plans to resign from office, pundits have been scrambling for an explanation. Personally, the whole matter has left me feeling a little like...

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Journalist Pushes on in Bangladesh Despite Harassment; His U.S. Supporters Keep Faith With Him

June 8, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, who was physically attacked and beaten in February by thugs he believes were members of the Bangladeshi government’s ruling party, has recovered from his injuries.

But this independent...

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Bobby Jindal and the Soft Bigotry of Good Intentions

May 30, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Interesting story today on how Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal supposedly rebuked former Vice President Dick Cheney for asserting the U.S. is less safe due to some of President Obama’s decisions.

Despite the Huffpo’s headline...

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Let’s Support President Obama in Stopping Iran

May 30, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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This week I have a piece on the web site of the Center for Security Policy detailing former deputy national security advisor Elliott Abrams’ views on President Obama’s chances of effectively employing sanctions to squeeze...

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Bibi: Today in Washington, Remind Our President of These Hard Truths

May 30, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to the White House today to meet with President Obama, Israel faces a potentially existential threat from Iran, whose leadership has repeatedly stated its intention to destroy the...

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Bangladeshi Journalist, Champion of Free Speech in the Muslim World, Attacked

February 28, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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On Monday, a gang of thugs stormed the newspaper office of The Weekly Blitz, an independent newspaper based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and physically attacked its editor, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury.

Choudhury, 39, advocates normalized...

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