Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of the novel, Before I Forget. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday at http://www.miamiherald.com/leonard_pitts/. Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009.
It will not be with guns.
You'd think they'd never seen a scandal before.
Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing.
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing.
Well, this is a fine mess.
Brenda Heist wanted to run away from life. Naturally, she went to Key West, Fla.
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it.
There are many things to say about Brad Paisley's new song.
Dear Barry: Ordinarily, I'd address you as Mr. Obama or Mr. President, in deference to your office. But we need to have us a guy-to-guy chat here, so I hope you'll excuse the familiarity, because I just have to ask: