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Leonard Pitts: 'The Culture War' -- a battle the GOP can't win

Posted 4/8/2015 in National Columns

The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don't know it yet.

 

Leonard Pitts: Thankfully, faith of force and exclusion is not the only faith there is

Posted 4/1/2015 in National Columns

On Sunday, people all over the world will commemorate the morning an itinerant rabbi, falsely convicted and cruelly executed, stood up and walked out of his own tomb.

 

Leonard Pitts: Before 'conversation on race' we need education on race

Posted 3/28/2015 in National Columns

Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?

 

Leonard Pitts: I've got your back, Ashley Judd!

Posted 3/24/2015 in National Columns

Dear Ashley Judd: I guess this is a fan letter, though it is not written in praise of your work in movies like "Insurgent," "Divergent" or "Tooth Fairy."

 

Leonard Pitts: Like and dislike in these polarizing times

Posted 3/14/2015 in National Columns

This is for Gigi, who can't figure out why I don't like Bill Maher.

 

Leonard Pitts: Fox 'News' proof of old P.T. Barnum adage

Posted 3/11/2015 in National Columns

Every once in a while the universe arranges itself to make you look smarter than you are. Lucky me, I am having such a moment now.

 

Leonard Pitts: Injustice is resilient, but so are defenders of freedom

Posted 3/6/2015 in National Columns

First, they sang "God Will Take Care of You."

 

Leonard Pitts: 'My Girl': 50 years and counting

Posted 3/2/2015 in National Columns

There are sounds it feels like you've known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it's hard to believe they were ever new.

 

Leonard Pitts: Rudy Giuliani, once heroic, now simply foolish

Posted 2/27/2015 in National Columns

Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. And yet, some of us are still hung up on the perceived "otherness," the "not like us"-ness, of Barack Obama.

 

Leonard Pitts: Jon Stewart is why I'm not crazy

Posted 2/21/2015 in National Columns

I am not insane. For this, I have Jon Stewart to thank. Thirteen years ago, it felt like I was in a front row seat on the express train to Crazy Town. That, you will recall, is when the wheels began to come off the Bush administration's argument for invading Iraq, i.e., to find the weapons of mass destruction.

 

Leonard Pitts: Believers of Ernst hoax say a lot about who we are

Posted 2/20/2015 in National Columns

"Unbelievably sad." That was the subject line of an email a colleague sent me last week.

 

Leonard Pitts: Judge Roy Moore stands on the wrong side of history ... again

Posted 2/14/2015 in National Columns

In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door. It happened at the University of Alabama, where two African-American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, were attempting to register. In facing down three federal officials demanding that he stand aside and honor a court order allowing the registration to proceed, the bantam governor of Alabama sought to make good on a noxious promise: "segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever."

 

Leonard Pitts: Brian Williams' lies are not equal to those of Fox 'News'

Posted 2/11/2015 in National Columns

There's this speech I give my students.

 

Leonard Pitts: Mental disability is not a fad

Posted 2/9/2015 in National

He had his first major breakdown when he was 26. A man who had been known for his sunny, outgoing temperament became suddenly sullen, silent and withdrawn. He spoke openly of suicide. It got so bad that a couple took him into their home to ensure he did not hurt himself.

 

Leonard Pitts: The Secret Knowledge, just ignorance by another name

Posted 2/7/2015 in National Columns

I call it the Secret Knowledge. Meaning that body of information not everyone has, that body known only to those few people who had the good sense to go off the beaten path and seek it. It is information you'll never see in your "newspapers" or "network news" or any other place overly concerned with verifiable "facts" and reliable "sources." It will not come to you through a university "study," peer-reviewed "article," renowned "expert," government "agency" or any other such traditional bastion of authority.

 

Leonard Pitts: We could have predicted Cake Wars II

Posted 1/30/2015 in National Columns

We should have seen this one coming.

 

Leonard Pitts: Why serious people discount Fox News

Posted 1/24/2015 in National Columns

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming.

 

Leonard Pitts: Something obscene about civil asset forfeitures

Posted 1/21/2015 in National Columns

Imagine this: You get pulled over by police. Maybe they claim you were seven miles over the speed limit, maybe they say you made an improper lane change. Doesn't matter, because the traffic stop is only a pretext.

 

Leonard Pitts: Pontiff wrong on limiting freedom of expression

Posted 1/17/2015 in National Columns

A few words on the limits to freedom of expression: For what it's worth, there are a few that are acceptable. You don't threaten or incite violence. You don't defame. You don't produce child pornography. And you don't falsely shout "Fire!" in the proverbial crowded theater.

 

Leonard Pitts: Terrorists usher in the 'end of satire'

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Dear Terrorists: OK, you win. We surrender.

 

 

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