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Leonard Pitts

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Pitts: View Starbucks' race campaign as a cup half full

By Leonard Pitts March 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?

Pitts: Join Judd's stand against social media threats to women

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

Dear Ashley Judd: I guess this is a fan letter, though it is not written in praise of your work in movies like "Insurgent," "Divergent" or "Tooth Fairy."

Pitts: Disagreement no reason to disengage political foes

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

This is for Gigi, who can't figure out why I don't like Bill Maher.

Pitts: Ferguson's treatment of minorities not the exception

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

By now, it should come as news to no one that Ferguson, Mo., has a lousy excuse for a police department.

Pitts: Question to Giuliani: Have you no sense of decency, sir?

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

Amazing. Just ... amazing.

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.

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