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.

Table for One: Watch out for the Weiners

August 8, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From NY Blueprint
by HEATHER ROBINSON

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The ongoing controversy about Anthony Weiner’s lewd sexting raises political questions about whether the man is fit to govern. But as a single woman living in New York, there’s something...

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Media Pros Analyze Media Bias, Call for Harder-hitting Journalism at CSP Conference

December 20, 2012

From The Jewish Voice

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Last Tuesday in Manhattan, media leaders tackled the subject of media bias at the National Security and New Media Conference & Mightier Pen Award Luncheon organized by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Security Policy (CSP).

The...

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Mr. Romney, You did us Proud

November 10, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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By now the dust has settled on the Presidential election of 2012. I am left feeling like someone who has witnessed a young person reject a solid, intelligent, committed, attractive, principled and deeply committed suitor in favor...

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Why Obama’s a Bad Bet for Israel

November 10, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Recently, several Jewish-Americans who know I write about politics have confided that they are either planning to vote for Mitt Romney, or they are profoundly undecided about the Presidential election. In a few cases, they shared that...

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Just in Time for Halloween: Obama and Romney Scared of … Candy?

October 16, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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President Obama and Mitt Romney are apparently objecting to CNN’s Crowley, who is set to moderate tomorrow’s presidential debate. Both candidates are complaining to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), which regulates...

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Presidential Debate: The Prince and the Fighter

October 4, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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A few quick thoughts about Wednesday’s Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Romney has been fighting to be President of the United States for eight long years. He was not anointed by his party; his competitors...

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President Obama, It’s Not About the Film

September 25, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Just watched President Obama deliver his speech at the U.N. A few thoughts.

First, the President did a decent job condemning extremism and pointing out that most people around the world are peaceful and moderate. He also stood up for the principle...

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Opinion: Ann Romney at RNC Flips Obama’s Effort to Criticize Romney’s Success

August 29, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Tuesday evening’s speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa were solid and periodically inspiring. Ann Romney spoke about her husband and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave the keynote.

Perhaps the most affecting moment...

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Israel Should Not Deport South Sudanese Christians

August 24, 2012

From The Jewish Week

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Sudanese couple separated recently when she was repatriated to South Sudan. Photo credit: Avi Blecherman

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, a flight left Tel Aviv carrying about 100 South Sudanese Christians to Juba, the capital of the newly declared...

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Democracy Takes Time, Even in the Middle East

June 27, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Last week’s Wall Street Journal ran a sobering piece by Bret Stephens about the disappointing results of democratic elections in Egypt the previous weekend. It’s true that democracy’s defenders have lately been mugged by reality.

On...

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