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Leonard Pitts

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Pitts: Jon Stewart Got It; he will be missed

By Leonard Pitts February 23, 2015 6 a.m.

I am not insane. For this, I have Jon Stewart to thank.

Pitts: Judge puts Alabama on the wrong side of history again

By Leonard Pitts February 16, 2015 6 a.m.

In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door.

Pitts: Secret Knowledge seems openly ignorant to rest of us

By Leonard Pitts February 9, 2015 6 a.m.

I call it the Secret Knowledge.

Pitts: Mandatory sentencing laws tough on logic, not crime

By Leonard Pitts February 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Marissa Alexander got out of jail last week, but she is not free. At best, she enjoys only a species of freedom, a defective freedom that imperfectly resembles the real thing.

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.

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