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Sudanese-Americans to Trump: help us stop the bloodshed

December 15, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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Sudanese-American activists gathered today in sub-freezing temperatures across from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan to call on President-elect Donald Trump to do everything in his power to stop the bloodshed in South Sudan, the world’s...

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Dershowitz at ZOA: beware extremist entanglements

December 1, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Dashing expectations, White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who has come under accusations of anti-Semitism, did not come to the Zionist Organization of America’s Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award dinner Sunday November 20th. But...

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Is Hillary Clinton Concerned About a Pennsylvania Upset?

November 7, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The NY Observer

New pockets of support for Republicans in Western Pennsylvania could produce surprises in a state where every vote will count

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA—Is PA in play?

Recent polls suggest a tightening of the Presidential...

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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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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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