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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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Who is the Real Donald Trump?

October 9, 2016

by Heather Robinson

I dislike Donald Trump’s sexist remarks about women. But I also dislike the last ditch, orchestrated pile on against him by the media, some of whose members seem to be going to absurd lengths to smear him coming down the campaign’s home stretch...

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New Yorkers who find love after 40 — and beyond

October 6, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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At 42, Phil Reinstein, an insurance broker from Huntington, LI, became single after a dozen years of marriage. He and his wife, a teacher, separated and eventually divorced.

Reinstein dated, but, largely preoccupied...

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Clash of the Titans

September 26, 2016

by Heather Robinson

The title of this post may be too much a compliment to both of them – as they are more demagogues than demigods – but the Presidential candidates set to debate this evening are alike in two respects: their resilience, and their...

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Palestinian Human Rights Activist Calls Out Arab ‘Leadership’

September 24, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Bassem Eid, founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG), spoke boldly last week in Manhattan at an event hosted by The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization that champions free speech (including providing legal defense for...

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Self-Induced Desperation Is The Most Dangerous Kind

September 21, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From Jewish World Review

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In a semi-autobiographical novel, a former editor for The Washington Post and United Press International reveals the media’s myopic denial of a Middle East mess they so enthusiastically helped create

The...

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What Happened?

September 21, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Though I don’t normally write a lot about pop culture, I’m at work on a piece about how New Yorkers are leading the way in getting married later in life, and arguing that this is a positive development if the reasons for it are that people...

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If Soldiers Do Not Respect Civilian Life, What Kind of Country Is It?

August 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Huffington Post

Sudanese-American activists from across the country gathered on Thursday outside the United Nations in New York City to implore the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to increase protection for civilians...

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An Olympic Voice for Women of South Sudan

August 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Washington Examiner

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Earlier this month in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the world saw Rose Nathike Lokonyen, 23, a South Sudanese runner, stride into Maracana stadium bearing the flag of the International Olympic Committee and...

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UN Vows Greater Protection for Civilians in Southern Sudan

August 11, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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Hopeful news today from the United Nations, where the UN Security Council (UNSC) made a rare decision to meaningfully strengthen a peacekeeping force to protect civilians in a war torn nation.

The resolution, which passed 11 – 0 with...

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