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Leonard Pitts: Progressives are in the majority

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 ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:03 pm

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Leonard Pitts: ‘The Republican Party has clearly lost its way’

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she’s a Republican. Republicans may bristle at the verb, but it’s used advisedly. The lady admitted ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Monday, October 8, 2018 1:32 am

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Leonard Pitts: The benefit of the doubt

Let’s get something straight: Men are not the victims here. It is a foolish and offensive line of reasoning, so naturally it has caught traction ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 5:43 pm

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Leonard Pitts: ‘What boy hasn’t done this?’ underestimates all men

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape. “What boy hasn’t done this in high school?” she asks. “Please, I would like to know.” Since ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:06 pm

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Leonard Pitts: The era of digital lynch mobs

“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.” Jesus preaches that in the book of Luke. But then, Jesus never had Twitter. Or, for that ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Monday, September 24, 2018 12:49 am

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Leonard Pitts: Are we being fair to Kavanaugh?

Ari Fleischer wants to know if we’re being fair. “How much in society should any of us be held liable today when we’ve lived a ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: Woodward delivers in ‘Fear’

“Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:39 am

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Leonard Pitts: We’re being bamboozled by both-sideism

A prediction. When the history of this era is written, when future generations wonder how a mostly educated and largely literate nation became mired in ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:39 pm

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Leonard Pitts: ‘Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened’

“Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.” So says Carolyn Bryant Donham in historian Timothy B. Tyson’s 2017 book, “The Blood ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:24 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Don’t look down on others’ faith

All she asked was that someone pray for her. As relayed on Twitter by the activist Brittany Packnett, the unnamed woman certainly had good reason ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:53 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Please, spare me your shock

“Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared shocked …” —The Chicago Tribune “U.S. lawmakers of both political parties reacted with shock …” ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:37 pm

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Tired of having to explain ourselves

For barbecuing. For selling bottled water. For napping in a dorm. For mowing a lawn. For smoking. Perhaps you recognize the list. If not, be ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: Some professions are more of a calling

This one feels different. And what does it say about this country when one has seen enough mass shootings to become a connoisseur of them? ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 7:51 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Censoring student backfired on school

Here’s an axiomatic truth: If you want to make sure people see or hear something, ban people from seeing or hearing something. That predates the ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:57 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Could a life be worth only 4 cents?

Black lives don’t matter. It is a message that has, for centuries, been woven like thread into the fabric of this nation. It was there ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:09 pm

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Leonard Pitts: This time, the joke’s on Roseanne

I told you so. I’m sorry, maybe that’s petty, but I can’t help it. For over a month now, I’ve felt like a man caught ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:27 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Let Trump supporters speak for themselves

We’re going to try something different today. Rather than pontificate yet again upon the motives of Donald Trump’s supporters, I’ll let a few of them ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Sunday, May 27, 2018 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: ‘Faith’ sometimes has little to do with Jesus

Today, we will discuss one of the most pressing threats to American Christianity. Meaning, of course, American Christians. Yes, that’s an overly broad statement. All ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: How to know what is real and what is not

“If Reality Is Altered, What Can We Believe In?” In 1994, that was the headline of the first column I ever wrote about the manipulation ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:43 pm

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Leonard Pitts: America is a house divided again

Dear Shania Twain: I used to love “Roseanne.” I don’t know if that show aired in Canada, where you’re from, but here in the States, ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:52 pm

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Leonard Pitts: People in power bear responsibility

Racism is a white problem. I know that many white people will instinctively and emphatically resist that observation. They’ll note the self-evident truth that prejudice ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Sunday, April 22, 2018 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: This is not about Starbucks

I don’t drink coffee, so I can’t boycott Starbucks. But I wouldn’t if I could. Yes, I understand — and share — the national anger over ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:12 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Rationalizing for Trump

“We kind of gave him — ‘All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.’ ” — Tony Perkins of the Family Research ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Friday, April 13, 2018 2:13 pm

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Leonard Pitts: A moonlight hymn to our common humanity

Have you ever seen the moon? You will likely answer that you have, many times. But a new short video by filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Sunday, April 8, 2018 12:43 am

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Leonard Pitts: What killed Martin Luther King Jr?

MEMPHIS — Martin Luther King’s men had a different question. At least, according to his aide, Andrew Young, they did. When the first reports went ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:56 pm

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: At least Stormy Daniels is no hypocrite

“It is my ass,” she declared. “I control it, and I’ll give it to whomever I want.” So said a woman named Juana Lopes, while ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: Parkland kids are rewriting the playbook

Something came awake in them. That has to be the explanation. As they cowered in closets, as they said goodbyes and waited, with gunfire echoing ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:53 pm

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Leonard Pitts: Cultural appropriation is OK

I’m here to defend cultural appropriation. “Cross-cultural influence,” would be the less pejorative phrase. But the term above, with its connotations of grand-theft culture, is ... Read more

by Leonard Pitts, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:19 pm

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