Archive for January 27th, 2006

27th January
2006

First Published in The New York Sun, January 27, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

For the first time (and perhaps the last), I recently found myself in agreement with City Councilman Charles Barron of Brooklyn.

Mr. Barron, the former Black Panther and confidant of the Reverend Al Sharpton, usually opines on the joys of slapping white people, the offensive presence of images of our nation’s founding fathers in City Hall, and the glories of Zimbabwe’s dictator, Robert Mugabe. So it came as a surprise to hear Mr. Barron’s levelheaded and courageous criticism of his colleagues for abdicating their independence in choosing their own leadership. (more…)