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Baltimore Sun
'Are you anti-abortion?'"Are you anti-abortion?" That question, from a colleague, caught me by surpris
'Are you anti-abortion?'
Baltimore Sun / Posted an hour ago
"Are you anti-abortion?" That question, from a colleague, caught me by surprise. After all, she knows I've written a number of pro-choice columns. "I know you're pro-choice," she added, reading my mind. "But I was wondering if you're... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Letters to the editor SaturdayThis letter is in response to Dr. Glenn Ball’s letter suggesting that Shabazz w
Letters to the editor Saturday
Savannah Morning News / Posted yesterday
This letter is in response to Dr. Glenn Ball’s letter suggesting that Shabazz was allowed to scam the system. Dr. Ball states that Mr. Shabazz is “arrogant and pompous” — the judge told Shabazz the exact same thing. I totally agree with both Judge... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
In the Stacks for Feb. 12LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH Phone number: 256-549-4699 • 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
In the Stacks for Feb. 12
The Gadsden Times / Posted 2 days ago
LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH Phone number: 256-549-4699 • 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Lena Martin Room; Brunch with Books; “Grant Park,” Leonard Pitts Jr.; LaShunda, 256-549-4691; Tallulah, ext. 102 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Children’s Department;... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Pitts: Can sitcoms erase bigotry?So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study r
Pitts: Can sitcoms erase bigotry?
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn't even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least,... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Leonard Pitts: Police officer's lawsuit an act of gallFirst he killed him. Now he’s suing him. I have no idea whether Robert Rialmo,
Leonard Pitts: Police officer's lawsuit an act of gall
Savannah Morning News / Posted 3 days ago
First he killed him. Now he’s suing him. I have no idea whether Robert Rialmo, the Chicago police officer who shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier to death the day after Christmas, was justified in doing so. Certainly, the sequence of events Rialmo... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Leonard Pitts: 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' opens eyesSo it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That’s the bottom line of a study r
Leonard Pitts: 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' opens eyes
Savannah Morning News / Posted 5 days ago
So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn’t even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least,... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Leonard Pitts: Sitcoms combat prejudice with laughsSo it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study r
Leonard Pitts: Sitcoms combat prejudice with laughs
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 5 days ago
So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn't even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: A victory for truth in Planned Parenthood case“A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its
Pitts: A victory for truth in Planned Parenthood case
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
“A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s — i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet, much less Fox “News.” If a lie traveled that fast in the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Can sitcoms erase bigotry?So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study r
Can sitcoms erase bigotry?
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 days ago
So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn't even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least,... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Letters to the editor SundayIf you’ve been following recent news stories in our area’s education, you know
Letters to the editor Sunday
Savannah Morning News / Posted 7 days ago
If you’ve been following recent news stories in our area’s education, you know congratulations must go to Garrison School for Performing Arts, The STEM Academy at Bartlett, Islands High School and Coastal Middle School. They’ve all recently earned... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Interest rates propping up Obama economyDeceptive interest rates prop up Obama economyEditor: Recently Leonard Pitts an
Interest rates propping up Obama economy
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 8 days ago
Deceptive interest rates prop up Obama economyEditor: Recently Leonard Pitts and a local resident’s opinion appeared in The Record. Both were accusing Republicans and their candidates of being racist. Their proof is the extraordinary criticism of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Sunday's Letters: Use popular vote for presidentPRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Use the popular vote The presidency is the only office
Sunday's Letters: Use popular vote for president
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Use the popular vote The presidency is the only office that represents all of the people of this country. As such the president should be elected by popular vote. The Founding Fathers were the aristocracy of the day. They put... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Justice for Caroline Small, a step toward justice for allLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga.
Justice for Caroline Small, a step toward justice for all
Detroit Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you’ve never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Brunswick's Caroline SmallLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick. The
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Brunswick's Caroline Small
Savannah Morning News / Posted 9 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you’ve never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Issue deserves respectful dialogue Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion I applaud the balanced a
Issue deserves respectful dialogue
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion I applaud the balanced approach that The Dispatch employed on the abortion-video issue on Monday’s Forum Page (“Expose abortion scandal, face indictment,”... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Justice for Caroline Small, a small step for justice for all: Leonard PittsBy Leonard Pitts Jr. Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall mee
Justice for Caroline Small, a small step for justice for all: Leonard Pitts
OregonLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Justice for Caroline Small is justice for allLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Justice for Caroline Small is justice for all
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Caroline Small, a small step toward justice for allLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga.
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Caroline Small, a small step toward justice for all
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Leonard Pitts Jr.: For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its
Leonard Pitts Jr.: For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 12 days ago
"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News." If a lie traveled that fast in the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: Palin personifies conservatives' new culture of victimhoodThe police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture. Apparently, the youn
Pitts: Palin personifies conservatives' new culture of victimhood
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 13 days ago
The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture. Apparently, the young man and his girlfriend got into an argument over her ex-boyfriend. At some point, things became physical. When police arrived, they say they found the young man outside... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its
For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic
Baltimore Sun / Posted 14 days ago
"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News." If a lie traveled that fast in the... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its
For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News." If a lie traveled that fast in the... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Hasbro should know courage has no gender: Leonard Pitts Jr.By Leonard Pitts Jr. I used to consider women pitifully weak and pathetically
Hasbro should know courage has no gender: Leonard Pitts Jr.
OregonLive.com / Posted 14 days ago
By Leonard Pitts Jr. I used to consider women pitifully weak and pathetically delicate. For this, I blame Marvel Comics. As a boy in the 1960s, I was seldom without my nose in one of that company's fables. From them, I learned many valuable life... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Track Palin, Sarah's latest political opportunityThe police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture. Apparently, the youn
Leonard Pitts: Track Palin, Sarah's latest political opportunity
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture. Apparently, the young man and his girlfriend got into an argument over her ex-boyfriend. At some point, things became physical. When police arrived, they say they found the young man outside... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Track Palin, Sarah's latest political opportunity: Leonard Pitts Jr.By Leonard Pitts Jr. The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture.
Track Palin, Sarah's latest political opportunity: Leonard Pitts Jr.
OregonLive.com / Posted 19 days ago
By Leonard Pitts Jr. The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture. Apparently, the young man and his girlfriend got into an argument over her ex-boyfriend. At some point, things became physical. When police arrived, they say they found... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: Flint crisis points to failure of mediaIt was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad. Residents of Flint, Michigan
Pitts: Flint crisis points to failure of media
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 20 days ago
It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad. Residents of Flint, Michigan, reported that the stuff smelled. It was yellowish brown. You drank it and your hair fell out. Or you developed a rash. Or you were nauseous ... . Again, this was in... Read more
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OregonLive.com
The poor of Flint, Mich., left under the cover of darkness: Leonard PittsBy Leonard Pitts Jr. "Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose" -
The poor of Flint, Mich., left under the cover of darkness: Leonard Pitts
OregonLive.com / Posted 21 days ago
By Leonard Pitts Jr. "Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose" - Billie Holiday It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad. Residents of Flint, Mich., reported that the stuff smelled. It was yellowish brown. You drank it and... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: The poor of Flint, Michigan, left under the cover of darkness"Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose" -- Billie Holiday It w
Leonard Pitts: The poor of Flint, Michigan, left under the cover of darkness
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
"Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose" -- Billie Holiday It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad. Residents of Flint, Mich., reported that the stuff smelled. It was yellowish brown. You drank it and your hair fell out. Or... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Racial issues, the Oscars and DemocratsDEMOCRATS AND RACE Political baiting I watched the Democratic Party debates o
Racial issues, the Oscars and Democrats
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 24 days ago
DEMOCRATS AND RACE Political baiting I watched the Democratic Party debates on Sunday evening, and the pandering to African-Americans was disgraceful. Blaming the Republicans for every evil befalling blacks is very misdirected. It would be in the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Leonard Pitts Jr.: The poor of Flint, left under cover of darkness"Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose" -- Billie Holiday It w
Leonard Pitts Jr.: The poor of Flint, left under cover of darkness
The Mercury News / Posted 24 days ago
"Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose" -- Billie Holiday It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad. Residents of Flint, Mich., reported that the stuff smelled. It was yellowish brown. You drank it and your hair fell out. Or... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Trump, Hitler comparisons give pauseAs a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons. Sadly, suc
Leonard Pitts: Trump, Hitler comparisons give pause
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 25 days ago
As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons. Sadly, such comparisons have become more common in recent years even though, almost by definition, they trivialize two of the greatest crimes in human history. When GOP senatorial... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Leonard Pitts Jr: Gov. Nikki Haley comments show she is living in FantasylandNikki Haley's 44th birthday is this week. You would think her a little old for
Leonard Pitts Jr: Gov. Nikki Haley comments show she is living in Fantasyland
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 26 days ago
Nikki Haley's 44th birthday is this week. You would think her a little old for fairytales. But a bizarre, little-reported remark the South Carolina governor made last week suggests that, age notwithstanding, Haley lives in Fantasyland, at least... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tuesday's Letters: Leonard Pitts went overboard in comparing Donald Trump to HitlerSCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY Good deeds punished Where school accountability is conc
Tuesday's Letters: Leonard Pitts went overboard in comparing Donald Trump to Hitler
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 26 days ago
SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY Good deeds punished Where school accountability is concerned, no good deed goes unpunished. The 2015-16 school year is nearly halfway over across the state and incentive money is still in limbo for high performing teachers... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: Good people must stand against The DonaldAs a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons. Sadly, suc
Pitts: Good people must stand against The Donald
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 27 days ago
As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons. Sadly, such comparisons have become more common in recent years even though, almost by definition, they trivialize two of the greatest crimes in human history. When GOP senatorial... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Fighting ignorance with a quiet call for peace: Leonard Pitts Jr.By Leonard Pitts Jr. As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery co
Fighting ignorance with a quiet call for peace: Leonard Pitts Jr.
OregonLive.com / Posted 27 days ago
By Leonard Pitts Jr. As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons. Sadly, such comparisons have become more common in recent years even though, almost by definition, they trivialize two of the greatest crimes in human... Read more
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The Columbian
Reasonable to recognize all viewsOf late, there have been a number of letters critical of columnist Thomas Sowel
Reasonable to recognize all views
The Columbian / Posted 27 days ago
Of late, there have been a number of letters critical of columnist Thomas Sowell. In my opinion, whenever the progressive/liberal/Democrat/leftists decide someone’s opinions are too truthful or exhibit reasoned thought, that someone must be ridiculed... Read more

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