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Leonard Pitts

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Pitts: France, Britain's outrage remind us that truth matters

By Leonard Pitts January 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't.

Pitts: Bush expedient, not conciliatory, on gay marriage

By Leonard Pitts January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

"You're like a dull knife, just ain't cuttin', just talkin' loud and saying nothing" — James Brown

Pitts: Our approach to punishment is 'cruel and unusual'

By Leonard Pitts December 8, 2014 6 a.m.

So, what does "cruel and unusual" mean?

Pitts: Right tosses out 'black-on-black' crime as red herring

By Leonard Pitts December 1, 2014 6 a.m.

OK, fine. Let's talk about "black-on-black" crime.

Pitts: Cosby controversy spurs disbelief, disappointment

By Leonard Pitts November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Wow. Just … wow.

Pitts: '60s generation needs to direct today's young people

By Leonard Pitts November 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest.

Pitts: Cynicism — not ideas — triumphed in 2014 midterms

By Leonard Pitts November 10, 2014 6 a.m.

The first time he said it was 10 years ago.

Pitts: Accuracy, reliability don't equal success in TV news

By Leonard Pitts November 3, 2014 6 a.m.

You can't handle the truth.

Pitts: Getting tough on crime hard on Americans' civil rights

By Leonard Pitts October 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew.

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