By Leonard Pitts June 29, 2015 6 a.m.
'You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they've tried everything else."
By Leonard Pitts June 22, 2015 6 a.m.
There is something I have never understood about the argument over global warming.
By Leonard Pitts June 15, 2015 6 a.m.
To the Honorable Antonin G. Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:
By Leonard Pitts June 8, 2015 6 a.m.
I am not normal.
By Leonard Pitts June 1, 2015 6 a.m.
This story is not new.
By Leonard Pitts May 25, 2015 6 a.m.
Maybe some people didn't understand the question.
By Leonard Pitts May 18, 2015 6 a.m.
Luis Lang would like you to send him some money.
By Leonard Pitts May 11, 2015 6 a.m.
On the Thursday before Baltimore burned, Mr. Lee went to Washington.
By Leonard Pitts May 4, 2015 6 a.m.
"There comes a time when people get tired."
By Leonard Pitts April 27, 2015 6 a.m.
"Obama is a Muslim," it said. "That is a FACT."
By Leonard Pitts April 20, 2015 6 a.m.
Maybe, conservatives are done with dog whistle politics.
By Leonard Pitts April 13, 2015 6 a.m.
"You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear."
By Leonard Pitts April 6, 2015 6 a.m.
On the day after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House.
By Leonard Pitts March 30, 2015 6 a.m.
Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?
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."
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.
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.
By Leonard Pitts March 2, 2015 6 a.m.
Amazing. Just ... amazing.
By Leonard Pitts February 16, 2015 6 a.m.
In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door.
By Leonard Pitts February 9, 2015 6 a.m.
I call it the Secret Knowledge.
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.
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.
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
By Leonard Pitts January 12, 2015 6 a.m.
By Leonard Pitts December 8, 2014 6 a.m.
So, what does "cruel and unusual" mean?
By Leonard Pitts December 1, 2014 6 a.m.
OK, fine. Let's talk about "black-on-black" crime.
By Leonard Pitts November 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Wow. Just … wow.
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.
By Leonard Pitts November 10, 2014 6 a.m.
The first time he said it was 10 years ago.
By Leonard Pitts November 3, 2014 6 a.m.
You can't handle the truth.
By Leonard Pitts October 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew.
By Leonard Pitts October 6, 2014 6 a.m.
Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt.
By Leonard Pitts September 29, 2014 6 a.m.
This is a tale of two countries.
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.
By Leonard Pitts September 15, 2014 6 a.m.
If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high — and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with airstrikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, over a trillion dollars, and 4,425 lives.
By Leonard Pitts September 8, 2014 6 a.m.
I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know:
By Leonard Pitts September 1, 2014 6 a.m.
Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: Only here, only us.
By Leonard Pitts August 25, 2014 6 a.m.
A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo.
By Leonard Pitts August 18, 2014 6 a.m.
Looks like police in Ferguson, Mo., took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night.
By Leonard Pitts August 11, 2014 6 a.m.
"...but we tortured some folks." — President Barack Obama
By Leonard Pitts August 4, 2014 6 a.m.
A few words about the "poor door."
By Leonard Pitts July 28, 2014 6 a.m.
It's a revealing video.
By Leonard Pitts July 21, 2014 6:01 a.m.
So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again.
By Leonard Pitts July 14, 2014 6 a.m.
It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy.
By Leonard Pitts July 7, 2014 6 a.m.
The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.
By Leonard Pitts June 30, 2014 6 a.m.
"But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep."
By Leonard Pitts June 16, 2014 6 a.m.
I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments.