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Debuting today on WND’s Commentary and Opinion pages is the new feature “Pulling no Punches,” by lawyer, professor and former boxer Matt Barber. The exclusive column will be published each weekend in WND.
A frequent guest contributor at WND for years, Barber says he is honored to join the ranks of the news site’s regular exclusive columnists.
Besides in WND, Barber’s columns have run in the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, TownHall.com, the Daily Caller and many more.
In addition to frequent public speaking engagements, Barber has appeared as a cultural analyst on the Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN and is a regular guest on dozens of talk-radio programs including those of Michael Savage, G. Gordon Liddy, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Michael Reagan.
Barber also co-hosts “Faith and Freedom,” a daily legal and cultural-issues radio program heard on about 90 stations across the country.
As WND reported in 2005, it was writing controversial political commentary that first brought Barber national attention – having been fired by Allstate for penning a piece critical of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. After filing suit over the firing, Barber eventually settled with the insurance giant.
A longtime political activist, Barber was press secretary for former gubernatorial candidate Jim Oberweis, R-Ill., and sits on the boards of the Reagan Institute, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality and PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays).
He served 12 years in the Army National Guard, was a law enforcement officer for three years and a corporate fraud investigator for five years.
Setting him apart from other pundits and columnists is Barber’s status as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer. He retired in 2004. Prior to turning pro, Barber was a several time state and regional Golden Gloves champion, competing in the 1992 Western Olympic Trials and winning a Gold Medal in the 1993 Police and Fire World Games.