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Leonard Pitts

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Pitts: Heavy-handed Ferguson police exacerbate tense time

By Leonard Pitts August 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Looks like police in Ferguson, Mo., took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night.

Pitts: Fear should not be an excuse for post-9/11 torture

By Leonard Pitts August 11, 2014 6 a.m.

"...but we tortured some folks." — President Barack Obama

Pitts: 'Poor door' frames fiction of our egalitarian society

By Leonard Pitts August 4, 2014 6 a.m.

A few words about the "poor door."

Pitts: Republicans can't seem to shake the party crashers

By Leonard Pitts July 21, 2014 6:01 a.m.

So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again.

Pitts: 2nd contraceptive ruling shows Supreme hypocrisy

By Leonard Pitts July 14, 2014 6 a.m.

It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy.

Pitts: Find moral courage amid world of moral cowardice

By Leonard Pitts July 7, 2014 6 a.m.

The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.

Pitts: Civil rights: We've come far, but we're not there yet

By Leonard Pitts June 30, 2014 6 a.m.

"But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep."

Pitts: Imagine the unimaginable on climate change

By Leonard Pitts June 23, 2014 6 a.m.

The signs were all there.

Pitts: In journey into old age, it's the mind you miss the most

By Leonard Pitts June 16, 2014 6 a.m.

I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments.

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