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Five most recent columns

May 13, 2019
After the Judge
Judge Richard Brown died last week with his boots on, so to speak. He’d hoped to resign on June 1, the 28th anniversary of his appointment as Queens District Attorney. Instead he died last week from Parkinson’s, a disease that had afflicted him for many years, although he rarely missed a day [or a night] at work.

May 6, 2019
Whither The Times?
Contrast how the New York Times reacts to its internal problems — in this case, the anti-Semitic cartoon the newspaper recently published in its international edition — with how the newspaper reacts to the NYPD.

April 29, 2019
Vetrano Case Conviction: Division and Doubts
Anyone who doubts that race, poverty and policing drive the city’s criminal justice system might examine the case of Karina Vetrano.

April 22, 2019
Barnard College: Are You Kidding?
Here’s another example of academic racial folderol, this time at Barnard College, where past historical grievance collided with a more benevolent present.

April 15, 2019
Pity the Democrats
Once again, Republicans are attacking the Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim. Once again, they are helping split the Democratic Party.

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