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.

Letter from Penny in Pennsylvania: Forget You, Barack

April 24, 2008

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Note: Writing this post helped this Pennsylvania girl — me — to lighten up in the midst of a contentious campaign season. I hope it provides a few laughs.

Dear Barack,

Since you have got BIGGER and BETTER things to do than...

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Wake Up Democrats: You Are Hung up on Barack, but Hillary is What You Need

April 7, 2008

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

As a long-term registered Democrat who increasingly identifies as an independent and has weathered a torrid, post-9/11 love affair with conservatism, I am in a good position to judge Democratic prospects this nominating season. And I think we...

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The Emerging Picture of Barack Obama’s Patriotism

March 26, 2008

From Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

An advisor to Barack Obama blasted Bill Clinton over the weekend for suggesting Mr. Obama may be insufficiently patriotic. What Bill Clinton said was, “I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two...

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Remember the Circus, and Support Giuliani in Florida and Beyond

January 26, 2008

From The Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Ah, 1995, when terrorists were statesmen and Rudy Giuliani, in the words of Ed Koch, had “behavioral problems dealing with other people.”

I refer to that glorious time following Yasser Arafat’s receipt of the Nobel Peace...

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Israel’s Sudanese Friends

January 1, 2008

From Ma'ariv

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Reprinted from Ma’ariv January 1, 2008

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset recently that while he would like to grant asylum to 489 Muslim refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region to protect them from genocide, he is inclined to send...

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Timing for Maximum Impact: Insurgents Make Sure to Hit When Cameras Roll

December 19, 2007

From The Los Angeles Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

October 30, 2005

What better way for terrorist insurgents in Iraq to make headlines in the U.S. during a heavy news cycle than to attack journalists?

Monday’s three-stage attack on a hotel compound housing Western media in Baghdad was the latest...

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Queen of Stereotype

August 29, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Officials are meeting this week in Geneva and Brussels to plan the 2009 U.N. Conference Against Racism, a sequel to the infamous 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, which turned into an anti-Israel frenzy. When it comes to Israel-bashing...

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Liberal Iraqis

December 7, 2006

From The American Spectator

by HEATHER ROBINSON

I read with great interest William Tucker’s Tuesday column in which he discussed my recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about democracy in Iraq and specifically Mithal al-Alusi, a liberal member of the Iraqi Parliament.

In Mr....

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My Country Needs Me

November 1, 2006

From The Wall Street Journal

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 1, 2006

With the midterm elections fast approaching, the panic over Iraq seems more intense than ever. That country, the thinking goes, is a hopeless mess, and there could be a precipitous American withdrawal, especially if the...

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Chavez Held Up Mirror to Liberals

October 2, 2006

From The American Spectator

by HEATHER ROBINSON

As offensive as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s recent anti-Bush tirade at the United Nations was, his calling President Bush “the devil” was a lot less offensive than modern American liberals who attack our...

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