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Leonard Pitts

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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.

Pitts: Video of trooper shooting black man shows fear in action

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

Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt.

Pitts: Teach the good, the bad, the ugly of American history

By Leonard Pitts September 29, 2014 6 a.m.

This is a tale of two countries.

Pitts: Spanking, in moderation, shows kids consequences

By Leonard Pitts September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.

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