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Leonard Pitts Jr.

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  • The Baltimore Sun
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Miami Herald
  • North Jersey News
  • The Jackson Sun
  • Bradenton Herald
  • Observer-Dispatch
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Recent articles by Leonard:

Leonard Pitts Jr.: McConnell, just go ahead and call Obama the n-word

Dear Mitch McConnell:Why don’t you just go ahead and call Barack Obama the n-word?You know you want to. It’d probably do wonders for your blood → Read More

In the death of Ahmaud Arbery, black people want to know

If I sound bitter about the death of Ahmaud Arbery, well, bitterness seems an entirely appropriate response to what was captured in the video of his shooting death while jogging. → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: All in this together?

We’re all in this thing together.Or so we are told by celebrities, politicians and every third TV commercial. It’s the lullaby with which Ameri → Read More

Commentary: As the pandemic goes on, cling to hope

If need be, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255. We are living through a day they will write books about, a day that challenges our reserves of good humor, optimism and faith. → Read More

Pitts: I will not die of stupid

Tapping the we the U.S. Strategic Stupid Reserve for advice on when to reopen states → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is there still a place called ‘us?’

Saturday night, I ordered takeout from my favorite Chinese place. I did this as a gesture of solidarity after hearing that people have been avoiding Chines → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Justice comes for Harvey Weinstein

He said, she said.Then Justice James Burke said: “Although this is a first conviction, it is not a first offense. There is evidence before me of othe → Read More

Commentary: Justice comes for Harvey Weinstein

Long overdue justice comes to Harvey Weinstein. → Read More

Leonard Pitts column: Democrats must plant their feet, make a stand

Here's some advice for Democrats. It will run over 600 words, but I can give you the gist of it in two: Stop whining.Seems like everywhere you go among → Read More

Leonard Pitts column: A eulogy for competence

Consider this a eulogy for competence.It's an appreciation long overdue, but then, competence -- the quality of being equal to the situation, of knowing → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The swarming behavior of Sanders’ voters

You’d have thought she had thrown Bernie Sanders to his death from a tower of million-dollar bills.Actually, what film director Ava DuVernay tweeted → Read More

Leonard Pitts column: Living in post-integrity America

Back during the scandal over his sexual exploitation of a young intern, Bill Clinton was pilloried in this space for his moral defects.To which many → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Living in post-integrity America

Back during the scandal over his sexual exploitation of a young intern, Bill Clinton was pilloried in this space for his moral defects.To which many libera → Read More

Commentary: Living in Trump’s Post-Integrity America

It's often said that we are living in Post-Fact America. But we are also living in Post-Integrity America. → Read More

Commentary: Will African American voters forgive Michael Bloomberg?

Michael Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk comments haunt him. Should black voters be asked to overlook his past? → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Vote blue, no matter who?

That’s the fall election mantra of Democrats desperate to cleanse the White House of its current occupant. But here’s the question some African → Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP playing the game by different rules

Let’s try a thought experiment.Suppose your friend invites you to play Monopoly. But suppose she insists on a set of special rules applicable only to → Read More

Commentary: The GOP is playing the game by different rules

Nancy Pelosi's paper-ripping gesture was ominous, though not for the reasons the GOP is spouting. → Read More

Leonard Pitts: Hillary Clinton was right about those ‘deplorables’

Surely you remember the “basket of deplorables.” That was Hillary Clinton's 2016 characterization of some Donald Trump supporters. Observers saw it as a major gaffe, and conservatives erupted in hot, "How dare you!" indignation at the idea there was anything deplorable about voting for a lying, racist, misogynistic, vagina-grabbing, deadbeat. Few people, if any, dared point out the obvious.… → Read More

Pitts column: ‘Kobe is dead’

“Kobe is dead.”Those were the first words out of my middle son’s mouth when I answered the phone. I paused, waiting for the punchline to → Read More