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.

Shutting Down Guantanamo Makes No Common Sense

February 12, 2009

From Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Last week former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush administration’s national security policies, including holding “hard core” terror suspects at the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay,...

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Iraqi Parliamentarian to His People: “It’s Not Between Palestinians and Israelis, it’s Between Terrorists and Moderates”

January 9, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Just spoke over the phone with Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, head of the Iraqi Nation Party in Baghdad, who advocates normalized relations between the new Iraq and Israel and promotes human rights in the Middle East. He says that,...

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An International Businessman’s Perspective on the Popular Mr. Obama

January 9, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Just had an interesting conversation with an international businessman about our President-elect.

Adam Ginsberg, author of How to Buy, Sell and Profit on E-Bay, conducts training seminars and sells software that helps people to create and...

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Humanity in a Time of Inhumanity

January 9, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Tonight a friend and I had the honor of seeing a Holocaust survivor and her rescuer reunited after 63 years.

The rescuer, Wiktoria Sozanska, was honored at the annual gala of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), a New York-based,...

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Those on the Front Lines Prefer McCain — and Here’s Why

November 3, 2008

From Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

With days to go till the election, it would be wise for patriotic and pro-Israel American voters to keep in mind that Americans-in-Israel prefer John McCain to Barack Obama by a margin of three-to-one. Israelis, too, would rather see McCain...

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Iraq’s Maverick

September 16, 2008

From The American Spectator

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Last month, Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me by phone from Baghdad with an urgent warning that Iran could be a lot closer to attaining nuclear weapons than most analysts believe.

“Do they have an atom bomb? Not...

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Thank Heaven For Little Girls

August 20, 2008

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Overlooked in the controversy over whether China’s women gymnasts – including He Kexin, winner of this week’s tiebreaker for the gold medal in uneven parallel bars – are of age (16, as required by the International...

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Letter from Penny in Pennsylvania: Forget You, Barack

April 24, 2008

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Note: Writing this post helped this Pennsylvania girl — me — to lighten up in the midst of a contentious campaign season. I hope it provides a few laughs.

Dear Barack,

Since you have got BIGGER and BETTER things to do than...

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Wake Up Democrats: You Are Hung up on Barack, but Hillary is What You Need

April 7, 2008

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

As a long-term registered Democrat who increasingly identifies as an independent and has weathered a torrid, post-9/11 love affair with conservatism, I am in a good position to judge Democratic prospects this nominating season. And I think we...

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The Emerging Picture of Barack Obama’s Patriotism

March 26, 2008

From Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

An advisor to Barack Obama blasted Bill Clinton over the weekend for suggesting Mr. Obama may be insufficiently patriotic. What Bill Clinton said was, “I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two...

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