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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.

 

Leonard Pitts: Racism pervades our institutions, yet all are 'innocent'

Posted 8/13/2016 in National Columns

We will get to Baltimore in a moment. First, let's talk about innocence.

 

--John 8:32 Or maybe not. Far be it from me to correct Jesus, but to survey the modern political landscape is to see precious little evidence of the truth setting anyone free.">Leonard Pitts: One nation, divided by our versions of reality

Posted 8/11/2016 in National Columns

"Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free" --John 8:32 Or maybe not. Far be it from me to correct Jesus, but to survey the modern political landscape is to see precious little evidence of the truth setting anyone free.

 

Leonard Pitts: How I got in trouble with ladies

Posted 8/8/2016 in National Columns

Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies.

 

Leonard Pitts: Open letter to the Republican Party

Posted 8/3/2016 in National Columns

Dear Republican Party: Congratulations. By now, one thing is beyond dispute: You have produced a candidate for the ages.

 

Leonard Pitts: Battle between left and right no longer a contest of ideas

Posted 7/25/2016 in National Columns

Well, that was sure ugly. Last week's Republican conclave in Cleveland came across less as a nominating convention than as a four-day nervous breakdown, a moment of fracture and bipolarity from a party that no longer has any clear idea what it stands for or what it is. Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them,

 

Leonard Pitts: Cop killers serve no cause

Posted 7/22/2016 in National Columns

How can anyone ever explain this to Mason? He's only 4 months old, so that moment still lies years in the future. Still, at some point, too soon, he will ask the inevitable questions, and someone will have to tell him how his dad was shot to death for being a police officer in Baton Rouge.

 

Leonard Pitts: People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz

Posted 7/21/2016 in National Columns

Here's something I never thought I'd have to say. People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz.

 

Leonard Pitts: Police are not the problem, we are

Posted 7/16/2016 in National Columns

This is not about the police. At least, not solely. Granted, the police are the reason we are heartbroken today, the reason cable news networks are assembling panels to talk about black and blue, the fraught intersection between African Americans and the law.

 

Leonard Pitts: Police are not the problem, we are

Posted 7/13/2016 in National Columns

Leonard Pitts: America has gone mad and there's no place to hide

Posted 7/9/2016 in National Columns

"What sort of people are we, we Americans? ... Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet." -- Historian Arthur Schlesinger

 

Leonard Pitts: Trumpism won't disappear when he does

Posted 6/22/2016 in National Columns

On Saturday, someone tried to kill Donald Trump.

 

Leonard Pitts: Yes, Hitler

Posted 6/18/2016 in National Columns

Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history's great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan's surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

 

Leonard Pitts: Hatred, rhetoric and the violence they spawn

Posted 6/16/2016 in National Columns

I am supposed to be writing about a shooting in Orlando, but my thoughts keep circling back to a funeral in Louisville.

 

Leonard Pitts: Fix culture that makes a Brock Turner possible

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

This is a column about the value of six.

 

Leonard Pitts: Franz von Papen was wrong, and so is Paul Ryan

Posted 6/8/2016 in National Columns

In 1933, Franz von Papen was hungry for revenge.

 

Leonard Pitts: History is not obliged to make you feel good

Posted 6/7/2016 in National Columns

Dear Snoop Dogg: You could have been honest about it. If you had, I'd still think you wrong as two left shoes, but at least I could give you points for guts.

 

Leonard Pitts: Difficult to overestimate impact of 'Roots'

Posted 5/28/2016 in National Columns

Everything was different, the day after.

 

Leonard Pitts: Pragmatism don't know Bernie

Posted 5/26/2016 in National Columns

A few words in defense of pragmatism. That ideal has taken quite a beating lately, mostly at the hands of Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

 

No, Trump, most dangerous place in the world is not Ferguson

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty -- and that this should matter -- has been diminished to the point of near irrelevancy.

 

 

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