Stop maligning Columbus Day

Oct 20, 2015 511

By Thomas Lucente

Last week, as Columbus Day approached, I was considering writing a column singing the praises of the Italian explorer. After all, Adm. Cristoforo Colombo was one of the most important figures of the second millennium despite what some in the third millennium try to claim.

Then Columbus Day arrived and my blood began to boil. I love the diversity of my social media networks. I have many leftist "friends" and "followers" and really do enjoy the debate. Social media would be much less tolerable if the only thing in my various feeds were conservative or libertarian viewpoints.

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