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Leonard Pitts: Godspeed, Mr. President

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

Dear Mr. President: "Barack Obama is not Jesus." Those were the first words of the first column I ever wrote about you -- a poke in the eye to Democrats who were singing rhapsodic hosannas about a certain highly regarded young senator.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'The mouth speaks what the heart is full of'

Posted 1/12/2017 in National Columns

How about if we let Jesus answer Kellyanne Conway?

 

Leonard Pitts: Media must take a moral stand

Posted 1/9/2017 in National Columns

"Five minutes for Hitler, five minutes for the Jews." That, according to legend -- and a Facebook page for alumni of The Miami Herald -- was the routine response of an '80s-era editor whenever some hapless reporter was working overly hard to bring "balance" to a story where none should exist, where the moral high ground was clearly held by one side or the other

 

Leonard Pitts: Journalism's hard year draws to a close

Posted 12/4/2016 in National Columns

This has probably not, in fact, been the worst year in the history of American journalism.

 

Leonard Pitts: I oppose the recount

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign.

 

Leonard Pitts: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson

 

Leonard Pitts: Maybe we aren't alarmist enough

Posted 11/21/2016 in National Columns

A few days ago, a black woman I know got a text from a friend who asked what she'd be wearing "to the slave auction in January."

 

Leonard Pitts: For GOP, defeat is not enough

Posted 10/30/2016 in National Columns

I don't want the Republican Party defeated next week.

 

Leonard Pitts: America shaped by Emmett Till's death

Posted 10/26/2016 in National Columns

So what was it they were trying to kill?

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump's victim mentality

Posted 10/22/2016 in National Columns

"Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" -- The Coasters from "Charlie Brown" Donald Trump has a victim mentality.

 

Leonard Pitts: America, the most civilized of nations?

Posted 10/16/2016 in National Columns

Meantime, back at Guantanamo...

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is no man

Posted 10/13/2016 in National Columns

Look, I'm a guy, all right?

 

Leonard Pitts: Where will Trump's believers go when he implodes?

Posted 10/8/2016 in National Columns

I used to love "The X-Files." Like millions of Americans, I unfailingly followed FBI agents Mulder and Scully's search for the truth in a labyrinth of conspiracy.

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is a 'BS artist'

Posted 9/22/2016 in National Columns

We've called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump.

 

Leonard Pitts: Is Trump a reflection of us?

Posted 9/17/2016 in National Columns

I know you are, but what am I?"

 

Leonard Pitts: American protest is an act of faith

Posted 9/14/2016 in National Columns

It keeps getting bigger. One might have expected last month's protest by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his refusal to stand for the national anthem, to have blown over by now.

 

Leonard Pitts: A postcard from post-factual America

Posted 9/11/2016 in Local Columns

"Why haven't you reported that Colin Kaepernick's actions are due to his radical Muslim beliefs? Why are you covering this up?"

 

Leonard Pitts: Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

Posted 8/31/2016 in National Columns

I had decided not to see Nate Parker's new movie.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Hillbilly Elegy': a portrait of America's unseen

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

His name doesn't even appear in the book. But make no mistake. "Hillbilly Elegy," the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump.

 

Leonard Pitts: How conservative pundits helped break reality

Posted 8/24/2016 in National Columns

Ordinarily, I might gloat. Last week, a prominent conservative pundit conceded a point yours truly and countless others have been making for a long time.

 

 

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