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Leonard Pitts: The NRA's cowardly fight

Posted 7/19/2017 in National Columns

It began in April. That's when there appeared on YouTube an NRA recruitment video that raised eyebrows across the political spectrum.

 

Leonard Pitts: What is wrong with Trump?

Posted 7/15/2017 in National Columns

So here we are, six months later. How time has trudged.

 

Leonard Pitts: Is notion of a genderless humanity going too far?

Posted 7/8/2017 in National Columns

We don't even have pronouns for this.

 

Leonard Pitts: Something is very wrong with the GOP

Posted 7/6/2017 in National Columns

Dear Colleagues: We're doing it again.

 

Leonard Pitts: The 'United' States is anything but

Posted 7/1/2017 in National Columns

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead." -- Martin Luther King Jr., April 3, 1968

 

Leonard Pitts: You can't take the low road to the high place

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

The other day, a Muslim saved a terrorist. It happened just after midnight Monday in London. The terrorist, according to authorities, was Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, Wales, who drove a rented van 150 miles to the British capital, where he jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque as people were attending to a man who had collapsed.

 

Leonard Pitts: Is left-wing terrorism making a comeback?

Posted 6/17/2017 in National Columns

You knew it was coming. You felt it with a sickening certainty the instant news of a mass shooting flashed out from Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Leonard Pitts: So far, Trump doesn't deserve passing grade

Posted 6/12/2017 in National Columns

The Republican Party wants us to grade Donald Trump on a curve.

 

Leonard Pitts: Where did Maher get the idea he could say that word?

Posted 6/9/2017 in National Columns

Here's a good rule of thumb for aspiring comics. Whenever you are compelled to say, "Hey, it was a joke," it probably wasn't.

 

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.

 

 

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