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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.

Bracing for the Virus, New Yorkers Carry On

March 21, 2020

by Heather Robinson

Sunday March 15th New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that due to coronavirus, the city’s public schools were to be closed, as would bars and restaurants for all but takeout and delivery of food. Prior to the closures, I spoke – from...

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Bloomy, You’re No Dem, Rivals Say in SNL-style Debate

February 21, 2020

by Heather Robinson

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg made an unimpressive debut Wednesday night on the Democrat debate stage, effectively apologizing for much of his success as a businessman and his work as an successful mayor in a debate...

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Mayor de Blasio: Jewish Lives Matter, Too

December 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

A terrible attack on the Jewish community in Monsey, New York took place Saturday night, the seventh evening of Chanukah, when a machete-wielding assailant entered and began wildly stabbing worshippers during a crowded holiday celebration in a...

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Debate #3: Democrats Imitate Donald

September 15, 2019

by Heather Robinson

The gloves came off toward Joe Biden in Democratic debate #3, which featured a group of 10 candidates who qualified based on polling and unique donor numbers, winnowing the field. Personally, I missed the antics of New Age guru Marianne...

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A Plea This Tragic Week: Unite Us

August 6, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Terrible, tragic weekend in America, as 22 Americans died in the El Paso massacre, and two dozen more, including children, were injured. In Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed nine people and injured at least 27 others. These incidents followed a...

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Democrats on Stage Tonight – Good Luck!

July 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Ok, I stink at headlines.

And the Democrats pictured above probably aren’t tonight’s lineup. ‘Cause I stink at tech stuff.

Still. I have a sense of humor, something increasingly rare in today’s cultish environment. Let’s...

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Dem Debate #2: Brainy Buttigieg Prediction Bears Out

June 28, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Yesterday I speculated as to whether President Trump felt any of the Democratic 2020 hopefuls was a threat, and noted that the only one he’s nicknamed – aside from frontrunners “Sleepy Joe” Biden and Bernie “Nutty...

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Dem Debate #1: Who Will Next be Nicknamed?

June 27, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Last night was the first Democratic Primary debate, and both Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii – pictured above) and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) made strong showings, while Beto O’Rourke petered out. Personally, I thought Tim Ryan...

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Can Bibi Hold On?

May 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

There’s an old Jewish adage about how you can ask two Jews for their views on something and get ten opinions. It could be said that Israel’s system of Parliamentary government reflects this truth.

Israeli Prime Minister...

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Child Abuse by the Anti-Bullying Hard Left

January 28, 2019

by Heather Robinson

I’ve debated whether or not to write about the brouhaha between the Covington boys and the Native American elder and the black Israelites, and the subsequent media frenzy. But if I don’t write something, I will be as disgusted with...

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