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Leonard Pitts: Growing right-wing intolerance for inconvenient facts

Posted 5/27/2017 in National Columns

l it surprising that a reporter was reportedly assaulted Wednesday night by a political candidate. Truth is, it is not surprising in the least.

 

Leonard Pitts: Pouring water on concrete

Posted 5/26/2017 in National Columns

I call it pouring water on concrete. You make a splash, but nothing sinks in.

 

Leonard Pitts: Celebrating the rituals of spring

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns

I've been meaning to write this column for years. The inspiration will invariably come some warm May evening as I am standing in the lobby of a downtown hotel and, suddenly, a limousine sweeps up and disgorges these boys in crisp tuxes, these girls in sparkly dresses, T-shirts and hoodies abandoned for the night, looking handsome and gorgeous and startlingly adult as they seek the ballroom where the prom is being held.

 

Leonard Pitts: Where is the Republican outrage?

Posted 5/17/2017 in National Columns

Dear Republicans: So how much more will it take? What else do you need to see?

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Animus of white working class deeper than politics

Posted 5/13/2017 in National Columns

"White people riot by voting." Years later, I no longer recall who first shared that bit of wisdom with me, but I've always found it striking. Not, of course, that it is literally true.

 

Leonard Pitts: Ann Coulter was right

Posted 4/29/2017 in National Columns

Look, I'm the guy who once called her a "viperous harridan," OK?

 

Leonard Pitts: America's well worth fighting for

Posted 4/17/2017 in National Columns

BP has not been pleased.

 

Leonard Pitts: The War on Drugs is back

Posted 4/12/2017 in National Columns

Looks like the War on Drugs is back. The Washington Post reported Sunday the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is preparing a return to the same hardline strategies that have so spectacularly failed to reduce drug use since 1971.

 

Leonard Pitts: Martin Luther King's other dream

Posted 4/8/2017 in National Columns

This is a column about Martin Luther King's other dream.

 

Leonard Pitts: Campaign 2016, journalism's biggest failure

Posted 3/29/2017 in National Columns

We did a lousy job.

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump's chickens finally come home to roost

Posted 3/23/2017 in National Columns

On Monday, accountability finally arrived for Donald Trump.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Time to explain journalism to Fox News ... again

Posted 3/18/2017 in National Columns

It is time, once again, to explain journalism to Fox News.

 

Leonard Pitts: Poor are the losers in proposed plan

Posted 3/15/2017 in National Columns

Suddenly, there was just blood everywhere.

 

Leonard Pitts: Resentment is not identity

Posted 3/11/2017 in National Columns

So this driver is stopped at an intersection. A pedestrian is dawdling in the crosswalk. Driver leans out the window and yells, "Get out of the street, you damned liberal!"

 

Leonard Pitts: Will someone tell Ben Carson slaves were not immigrants

Posted 3/9/2017 in National Columns

A hypothetical narrative for your consideration: A man climbs through the window of a sleeping girl.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: People remember that facts matter

Posted 3/4/2017 in National Columns

I'm beginning to feel like Sally Field.

 

Leonard Pitts: The 'confirmed unteachability' of humankind

Posted 2/22/2017 in National Columns

Imagine this. You are a boy, living in a child's blissful unaware.

 

Leonard Pitts: The education gap between left and right

Posted 2/20/2017 in National Columns

It's time we talked about the most consequential political divide in this country.

 

Leonard Pitts: Open letter to our so-called president

Posted 2/15/2017 in National Columns

Dear Mr. So-Called President: So let me explain to you how this works.

 

Leonard Pitts: White terrorism not as bad as Muslim terrorism?

Posted 2/13/2017 in National Columns

White terrorism is not as bad as Muslim terrorism. That, believe it or not, was the crux of an argument Sean Duffy, a Republican representative from Wisconsin, made last week on CNN.

 

 

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