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.
By Leonard Pitts June 9, 2014 6 a.m.
A few days ago, the NRA inadvertently said something reasonable.
By Leonard Pitts June 2, 2014 6 a.m.
In a prison in Khartoum, a dusty city on the banks of the ancient Nile in the African nation of Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim waits.
By Leonard Pitts May 26, 2014 6 a.m.
What if he had smacked her one? She’s going after him with fists and feet. What if he had defended himself in kind? Or what if he had been the one who attacked her without physical provocation?
By Leonard Pitts May 19, 2014 6 a.m.
A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair.
By Leonard Pitts May 12, 2014 6 a.m.
Maybe you heard about the tribute Kevin Durant paid his mother last week. You probably missed the one he paid his dad.
By Leonard Pitts May 5, 2014 6 a.m.
Oh, my Lord, where to begin?