Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

Top hotels should all be hosting health care workers now

April 13, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

The Four Seasons Hotel in New York recently opened its doors to first responders battling the novel coronavirus. A handful of other hotels, including the Plaza and the St. Regis, have followed suit, and this week...

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Sanders’s snub of AIPAC, slam of Israel’s premier an outrage for many conference attendees

March 3, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish News Syndicate

His comments and absence reverberated throughout the event, with speakers ranging from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to former New York City mayor and current...

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After Monsey, it’s time to say Jewish lives also matter

January 8, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From Jewish News Syndicate

Identity politics and talk about “white privilege” are helping set the stage for hate crimes, particularly in New York.

A horrific attack on the Jewish community in Monsey, N. Y., took place on Saturday, the...

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Lessons From Tree of Life One Year After Synagogue Massacre

October 27, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From the New York Post

Sunday will mark one year since the Tree of Life massacre, the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history.

It’s a day to reflect on the lives so brutally taken, and on the need for vigilance...

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Controversy aside, ‘Green Book’ is a film worth seeing

July 25, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From Fox News

Despite this week’s controversy swirling around the personal lives of some of its creators, “Green Book” remains among the year’s best films, and worth seeing for its essential message.

Last Sunday the film took...

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Stand Up for Powerless Women: Advocates for Sex Trafficking Victims Are Few and Far Between

March 9, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Daily News

March 8 is United Nations-designated International Women’s Day, which has roots in the fight for better and safer working conditions in the U.S. This year, many global corporations are marking the...

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Why Hollywood Just Can’t Get It Right When It Comes to Women

December 27, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Two-thousand and eighteen was the year of the female avenger in popular culture. In a year bookended by Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes exhortation for greater representation of female stories and the death of...

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How My Pittsburgh Hometown Is Coping With The Synagogue Shooting

November 1, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

The Jewish community in this leafy Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill is painfully burying 11 of its members this week, after the idyllic peace here was shattered by an anti-Semitic madman on a mindless killing...

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‘Pretty Woman’ Heads to Broadway — Still Sugar-Coating Ugly Truths

August 4, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” an adaptation of the 1990 blockbuster film with Julia Roberts about a gorgeous, young prostitute and a handsome, taciturn billionaire who fall in love, is set to open on Broadway Aug....

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On Independence Day, Remember Freedom Depends on Transcending Divides

July 10, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

This Independence Day, instead of despairing over the country’s division, Americans might take a moment to consider that independence includes having the right to disagree without hatred or violence.

Since the 2016...

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