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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.

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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How this casino addict came back from the brink after nearly losing it all

May 7, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Stress led Christina Cook to find refuge in slot machines. Now, she’s trying to help others seeking recovery. NY Post photo composite

 

Christina Cook had never heard of gambling...

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On frontlines and borderlines: JDC races to assist refugee situation in Eastern Europe

April 16, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From Jewish News Syndicate

In addition to helping with evacuations of Ukrainians, the organization’s team members in Ukraine and neighboring countries are helping to meet the needs of the aged and vulnerable, including providing them...

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Addict’s mother slams San Francisco drug policies: ‘Let police arrest my son’

April 16, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Mothers Against Drug Deaths co-founder Jacqui Berlinn stands before the damning billboard her organization erected in San Francisco’s touristy Union Square nabe. NY Post photo composite

 

When her son Corey...

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Holocaust survivor wants to testify against Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

March 29, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Holocaust survivor Judah Samet was eye to eye with Robert Bowers (inset), the man who allegedly killed 11 of Samet’s congregants at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Now, Samet, 85, wants to testify...

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Man jailed for Watergate still praises Richard Nixon: ‘He was a visionary’

March 29, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Dwight Chapin (pictured today and with Richard Nixon in 1969) was offered a chance to cooperate with prosecutors against the president, but told them “to go f–k themselves.” He ultimately served a nine-month...

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JFK assassination expert: Lee Harvey Oswald lone gunman theory is ‘bulls–t’

February 6, 2022

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Dr. Cyril Wecht was the first non-governmental forensic pathologist to gain access to the National Archives to examine the assassination materials on JFK in 1972. He discovered that Kennedy’s brain was...

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Wisdom of Heroes: 13 WWII Veterans Give Advice to Young Americans

November 8, 2021

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

WWII veterans, including Charles Shay (main photo) standing on Normandy Beach, where he stormed and now lives, reveal their war stories and advice for today’s youth.

 

This may be a final opportunity to...

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