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In the least shocking news of the week, Ilhan Omar said something anti-American and antisemitic.  In the slightly less shocking news of the week, Democratic leadership does nothing about it.  In slightly less shocking news than that, the only Democrats under fire by their Party are the two Senators who aren’t planning on blowing up our system of government.  

 My recent opinion piece, A Time to Choose, drew more comments, both positive and negative, than all the other articles I have written in this newspaper over the past eight years put together. My goal in writing the piece was to alert you to the dangers of some of the candidates running in the upcoming Primary and to stimulate discussion.

 Amid all the noise of the Left side of the Mayoral primary contests, two Republicans had a Battle Royale cage match of a debate.  Aired on PIX11 on Thursday night, candidates Curtis Sliwa and Fernando Mateo tackled numerous topics close to the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, and presented their visions for the City.  

 In the depths of the Civil War, as Confederate sympathizers undermined the Union war effort by encouraging soldiers to desert, Abraham Lincoln asked, “Must I shoot a simple soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch the hair of the wily agitator who induces him to desert?” I could not help thinking of that quote as politicians piously proclaimed their commitment to fighting hate crimes while giving a free ride to those who incite antisemitism.

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