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My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

Pal reveals Lee Harvey Oswald’s weird, paranoid life one year before killing JFK

November 20, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

In the summer of 1962, Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald were welcomed by the “Dallas Russians,” a group that included Peter Gregory, the father of Paul Gregory. Paul became friends with the couple...

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New York Jewish voters divided on governor’s race

November 4, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish News Syndicate

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at a “Westchester Stands United Against Anti-Semitism and Hate” rally at the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, N.Y., June 7, 2021. Credit: Lev...

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Meet Jan Broberg, the real double-kidnap victim from ‘A Friend of the Family’

October 14, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

“A Friend of the Family” recounts the story of how Robert Berchtold allegedly groomed Bob and MaryAnn Broberg and kidnapped and abused their oldest daughter, Jan. Peacock

 

When she was 9, Jan Broberg’s...

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Law named after my slain sister Kendra Webdale isn’t protecting New Yorkers enough: brother

October 2, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Ralph Webdale Jr. lost his older sister Kendra in 1999 when a mentally ill man pushed her in front of a subway. Ralph and his family fought for the passage of Kendra’s Law, which forces mentally ill people to be...

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8 Afghanistan vets look back in anger — and pride — over America’s longest war

August 22, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

One year after the US pulled out of Afghanistan, former soldiers Florent Groberg (left), Pete Hegseth (center) and Amber Smith reflect on their time serving in America’s longest war. Getty...

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Quecreek mine disaster survivors reunite 20 years after ‘miracle’ rescue

August 6, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

The surviving members of the miracle “Nine for nine!” miners of Quecreek, Pa. — (l-r) Blaine Mayhugh, John Unger, John Phillippi, Ronald Hileman, Robert Pugh, Mark Popernack, Randy Fogle and Thomas...

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Memoir by Sharon Gans’ NYC cult member exposes fight clubs and broken lives

July 5, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Before her death last year at age 86, School leader Sharon Gans had hundreds of Manhattan’s young movers and shakers forking over their bonuses, toiling to build her homes in New York and Montana, and even bloodying...

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Woody Williams, the last WWII Medal of Honor hero who fought to preserve America’s freedom

July 2, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Photo: David Bifano

 

With the death last week of Hershel “Woody” Williams at 98, America lost its last surviving World War II recipient of the Medal of Honor, the US military’s highest decoration for valor in...

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How Los Angeles became a hotbed for terrifying ‘follow home’ robberies

June 7, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Michael and Donna Martin (right) have been keeping vigil at the hospital bedside of their son Christopher (above), who was shot in the head while attempting to stop a “follow-home robbery” in Los...

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‘Squad’ wannabe Summer Lee spooks Jewish voters ahead of Pennsylvania primary

May 15, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

A battle is brewing in Pittsburgh for an open US Congressional seat pitting moderate Democratic lawyer Steve Irwin against state Rep. Summer Lee. NY Post photo composite

 

Summer Lee is a Bernie-Sanders-backed...

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