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Leonard Pitts: Cop killers serve no cause

Posted yesterday 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.

 

Leonard Pitts: George Zimmerman takes a victory lap on a dead boy's grave

Posted 5/18/2016 in National Columns

It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him.

 

Leonard Pitts: If Trump wins, will there be blood?

Posted 5/11/2016 in National Columns

Will there be blood? That question has gone conspicuously unasked as we enumerate the possible outcomes of November's election.

 

Leonard Pitts: Republicans are architects of their present misfortune

Posted 5/7/2016 in National Columns

So it has come to this: Trump 2016.

 

Leonard Pitts: Bathroom bans -- part of the new American ethos

Posted 5/5/2016 in National Columns

Leonard Pitts: Sometimes, race is more distraction than explanation

Posted 4/23/2016 in National Columns

Dear white people: As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. It makes this a convenient moment to deal with something that has irked me about the way this disaster is framed.

 

Leonard Pitts: War's moral dilemmas

Posted 4/15/2016 in National Columns

It was 15 minutes after midnight when the bombs began to fall.

 

 

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