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Is Western Pa. in Play?

November 6, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Stay tuned for my newest piece, to appear in The New York Observer in advance of Election Day, investigating whether Pennsylvania – especially the area around Pittsburgh in Western Pa. – is in play.

I am on the ground in Western...

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Trump is missing out on showing the world his sweet side

October 19, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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The Donald showed up a little late for the luncheon, and he brought a date — not on his arm, but in his arms.

It was 1997, an event for “young leaders” organized by the Jewish charity UJA-Federation. We were all...

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Who are the deplorables?

October 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Last month, when Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” I thought of a conversation I had had over the summer with a Trump supporter, my sister-in-law’s...

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The Presidential Race Is Giving NYC Comedy Clubs a Real Lift

July 8, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Time and again, the comic minds among us have guided Americans through challenging eras.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that, in an age of stark political divisiveness and explosion of media (including...

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New Yorkers On Which Candidate Is ‘Most New York’

April 18, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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For the past several weeks, we’ve been treated to recurring images of candidates chowing down at iconic New York City restaurants and pretending to be regular straphangers. But who really pulls it off?

Several dozen New...

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Donald Trump’s Female Trouble

April 4, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Expect Donald Trump to have big trouble in Wisconsin’s primary tomorrow – and beyond.

Female trouble.

Midway through the primary season, Donald Trump’s difficulty attracting women’s support is well acknowledged. But while...

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Hillary’s Woes Show That Young Women ‘Get’ Feminism

February 18, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Margaret Thatcher. Golda Meir. Angela Merkel. Indira Gandhi.

Most of us don’t recall the names of these women’s husbands. Surely they had help from mentors, as all successful people do — but they got to the top...

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Do Women Deserve Better than Hillary Clinton?

January 5, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Many of my friends are professional New York City women who love Hillary Clinton. But I think it’s important to write about whether we professional women – and women in general – deserve a better standard bearer than...

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How 2015 Debunked the ‘War on Women’

December 31, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Considering all we’ve heard about the supposed “war on women,” you might be surprised to hear that 2015 was a great year for the fairer sex in America. And 2016 will probably be, too.

Despite ubiquitous political...

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CNN and FOX post-debate analyses miss night’s biggest news

December 16, 2015

by Heather Robinson

In the wake of Tuesday’s Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, the astonishing phenomenon continues to be Donald Trump. Big news that seemed to get overlooked in post-debate wrap-ups was Trump saying he is ready to rule out...

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