Leonard Pitts Jr., Orlando Sentinel

Leonard Pitts Jr.

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Past articles by Leonard:

Time flew, didn’t it? Time for me to fly off, too

The Pulitzer-winning columnist from the Miami Herald pens his last column after 28 years of opinions. → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Good night, everybody!

Well, as Carol Burnett used to say, I’m so glad we had this time together. I’ve written about 1.6 million words as a columnist. This 600 or so will be the last. I’m retiring for a few reasons. One … → Read More

Leonard Pitts: Good night, everybody!

I've written about 1.6 million words as a columnist. This 600 or so will be the last. → Read More

Pitts: How to be a Black man

Herschel Walker was defeated. For that, all patriots should be glad -— yet also sobered, given that he lost by less than 100,000 votes out of 3.5 million cast. → Read More

On gun violence, time to stop asking why and start asking who?

America fetishizes not just guns, but also the idea that guns, more than a tool of hunting or even of self-defense, are a shortcut to capability, an instant equalizer allowing even the weak-minded and the lily-livered to stand their ground. → Read More

Pitts: Why is America like this?

Ask what motivates specific shooters is the wrong approach. → Read More

Elon Musk is rich, but clueless. This is why we can’t have nice things

Twitter is Elon Musk's new toy, and he's broken it right out of the box. But Musk isn't a five-year-old. → Read More

Pitts: It was exactly what it looked like

While conservatives did not ‘cause’ the carnage at Club Q in Colorado Springs any more... → Read More

Leonard Pitts: Elon Musk breaks his new toy

Leonard Pitts writes that Elon Musk has broken his new toy → Read More

GOP leaders say they’re sick of Trump now, but just you wait

Some on the right are now saying what was once heretical: It's time to dump Trump. → Read More

Pitts: He’s baaack

Would any of us be shocked to hear the same people denigrating Trump’s name now chanting... → Read More

Pitts: Still fighting for an America I’ve never seen

If voters did not quite reject election denial, they did blunt its force. → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The infuriating charge of ‘racism against white people’

Sometimes I wish white people could be Black. Not forever, mind you. Maybe for just a few weeks like John Howard Griffin, the author of “Black Like Me,” who darkened his skin and traveled the South… → Read More

Pitts: Democracy’s on the ballot

Extremist candidates whose mantra is that elections are unfair unless they win them may... → Read More

The biggest threat to election integrity is sore losers

It seems self-appointed ballot-box watchers, carrying firearms and wearing tactical gear, have been camping out at drop boxes in Maricopa County, Arizona, surveilling voters, recording video, noting license plates and even accusing some of being so-called ballot mules. → Read More

Pitts: The caucacity of nope

The word is a new coinage, a portmanteau of “Caucasian” and “audacity” denoting a... → Read More

Leonard Pitts: We strive toward enlightenment, and language follows suit

Leonard Pitts writes that we strive toward enlightenment, and language follows suit → Read More

Pitts: If Republicans couldn’t cheat, they couldn’t win

Gov. DeSantis’ election cops are but the latest GOP effort to suppress opposition... → Read More

Once upon a time, America was brave

Today America is a nation of sore losers ascendant. → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Once upon a time, America was brave

She shapes the question in a voice of rainy-day melancholy, frames it with piano meditation. “All we’ve been given by those who came before The dream of a nation where freedom would endure The work… → Read More