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Five most recent columns

March 18, 2019
The Crazy Internet
Candace Owens. Remember her?

March 11, 2019
Principles and Punches
So, Michael Bloomberg has decided — yet again — not to run for president.

March 4, 2019
Racism? Victim? Hoax? Other?
Here’s the latest from the racism-victim-hoax circuit, following the actor Jussie Smollett’s apparent lie that he was attacked by two men because he was black and gay. This one involves Candace Owens, a striving 29-year-old black commentator and Donald Trump supporter. Her story is more nuanced than Smollett’s. At a conservative convention in the Washington area last week, she issued the apparently startling revelation to some that “America Is not a racist country.”

February 25, 2018
The Max for Jussie?
Well, was that the Rev. Al Sharpton calling out actor Jussie Smollett, saying Smollett should face “accountability to the maximum” if the “Empire” star faked a bias attack in Chicago last month?

February 18, 2018
More on Mutts
NYPD Confidential recently posed this question: Was PBA President Pat Lynch’s use of the word “mutt” to describe a 16-year-old black youth who dragged a detective in a stolen car, causing him permanent brain injuries, racist? The column drew an overwhelming response. Here are some of them.

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