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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bush 41's vision of 'a kinder, gentler nation' is gone with him

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.

 

Leonard Pitts: This is what actual election tampering looks like

Posted 12/5/2018 in National Columns

I said it before, I'll say it again. "As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote."

 

Leonard Pitts: 'There is no such thing as a child prostitute

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

No one even knows how many girls there were.

 

Leonard Pitts: The day we used tear gas against children

Posted 11/28/2018 in National Columns

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place.

 

Leonard Pitts: Michelle Obama tells her truth

Posted 11/17/2018 in National Columns

So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Enough' was a long time ago

Posted 11/14/2018 in National Columns

Maybe this is futile. After all, there's little point in talking back to a deranged person, especially if he is dead.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What journalists do

Posted 11/12/2018 in National Columns

"The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw in character." -- Lyndon Johnson "They are a sort of assassins..." -- John Quincy Adams

 

Leonard Pitts: We could lose our country, or save it

Posted 11/4/2018 in National Columns

"What are these politicians going to do for us?"

 

Leonard Pitts: Exactly how does 'black racism' impact your life?

Posted 10/24/2018 in National Columns

I have a question for white people.

 

Leonard Pitts: Young people, the GOP is scared of you

Posted 10/18/2018 in National Columns

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you.

 

Leonard Pitts: Progressives need more than a majority

Posted 10/10/2018 in National Columns

Here's what gets me about progressives. They never seem to realize that they are the majority. Yet on issue after issue, the polling consistently shows that they are.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'The Republican Party has clearly lost its way'

Posted 10/7/2018 in National Columns

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican.

 

Leonard Pitts: Where there's doubt, men get the benefit thereof

Posted 10/3/2018 in National Columns

Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'What boy hasn't done this in high school?'

Posted 9/27/2018 in National Columns

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape.

 

Leonard Pitts: Actually, there are no 'adults in the room' at the White House

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little.

 

Leonard Pitts: John McCain, a man of integrity and honor

Posted 8/30/2018 in National Columns

A few words about the political integrity of John McCain.

 

Leonard Pitts: A great moment in black history

Posted 8/16/2018 in National Columns

And now here's this week's episode of Great Moments in Black History. The year is 1979. Jimmy Carter is in office, disco is on the radio and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan.

 

Leonard Pitts: Intolerance can never be up for debate

Posted 8/11/2018 in National Columns

Donald Trump is a man of famously definite opinions. Whether it be about Mexicans, Muslims or Mueller, he knows what he thinks and isn't shy about sharing.

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump is a president whose words are weightless

Posted 8/1/2018 in National Columns

Maybe you remember when Mexico was going to pay for the wall.

 

Leonard Pitts: Grasping the impact of gun violence

Posted 7/28/2018 in National Columns

"Imagine the earth beneath you opening up and swallowing you whole. Imagine feeling everything good inside you -- love, joy, kindness, trust, security, hope -- burning and scorching to embers, giving way to fear, desperation, anguish and helplessness. Imagine being trapped in your worst nightmare, knowing that you will never wake from it. Imagine feeling truly abandoned -- by God, by the universe, by humanity. Imagine all of that -- and imagine it being far worse." -- "A Better Place," by Pati Navalta Poblete

 

 

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