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WPIX 11 New York
Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary for today’s political climateracist in saying “white lives matter” or “all lives matter.” But the context is
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 3 hours ago
racist in saying “white lives matter” or “all lives matter.” But the context is important, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts said. “An example of avoidance would be when you hear people say ‘all lives matter’ in response to the claim... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Sadly, America is not 'better than this'BY LEONARD PITTS JR. It has become the go-to cliche for moments like this. We
OregonLive.com / Posted 5 hours ago
BY LEONARD PITTS JR. It has become the go-to cliche for moments like this. We whisper it when someone breaks the mosque window or scrawls hatred on the synagogue wall. It is our assurance and our hope. "We are better than this," we say. "This is... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Doctors protect their own + firefighters union fights cost savings + Trump and Trumkais racist to the core and that we need an honest discussion about race? Well, p
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 11 hours ago
is racist to the core and that we need an honest discussion about race? Well, pull up a chair. The conversation has begun. Leonard Pitts Jr.: “We are better than this,” we say. “This is not America.” So it is no surprise to be hearing that... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Rochelle Riley accepts award with remarks that bring down the housebut of Frederick Douglass and Vernon Jarrett and George Curry and Gwen Ifill …
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
but of Frederick Douglass and Vernon Jarrett and George Curry and Gwen Ifill … We must say the names Clarence Page and Leonard Pitts and Eugene Robinson and Helene Cooper and April Ryan. We must say the names of the giants-in-training, Nikole... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Trump’s failure on Charlottesville; we want to tell you about Austin Ticeat stake; sales tax revenue used to pave roads, hire police and light up City H
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
at stake; sales tax revenue used to pave roads, hire police and light up City Hall is in jeopardy, too. (Thanks, Amazon). Leonard Pitts Jr.: What happened Saturday in Virginia is the bitter and inevitable fruit of our habit of intellectual... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: Here’s why I can call him President Dumpster FireLeonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. A few words on trash-talking the president. Said words are occasioned by emails from a large number of readers who have noted an increased propensity toward that... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: Jeff Flake's 'Conservative Conscience'need to acknowledge their dysfunction, need to own it — and fix it. Otherwise,
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
need to acknowledge their dysfunction, need to own it — and fix it. Otherwise, he's still standing alone while the wrong people applaud. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.c... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: A case for name-callingsome people will find that offensive. But our country is at stake here. And I
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
some people will find that offensive. But our country is at stake here. And I think subtlety would be the greater sin. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: With this president, subtlety would be the greater sinsingular existential threat, as I’ve never treated any president — liberal, con
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
singular existential threat, as I’ve never treated any president — liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican — before him. Meaning with utter contempt. Leonard Pitts Jr., is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Send email to lpitts@miamiheral... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: America's gun-control 'debate' ended at Sandy Hookand preventable tragedies some of us will mistake for freedom. It makes you wo
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
and preventable tragedies some of us will mistake for freedom. It makes you wonder. If that kind of thing is really “bearable” then what, pray tell, is not? Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Send email to lpitts@miamiheral... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Cameron TriplettPolitics going downhill Leonard Pitts congratulated Jeff Flake's "conservative
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
Politics going downhill Leonard Pitts congratulated Jeff Flake's "conservative conscience" while ignoring that many liberals lack one themselves. Politics have gone downhill in my lifetime, and it is not all the fault of Republicans. Anybody else... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: New book noteworthy due to its GOP sourcetheir dysfunction, need to own it -- and fix it. Otherwise, he's still standin
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
their dysfunction, need to own it -- and fix it. Otherwise, he's still standing alone while the wrong people applaud. LEONARD PITTS writes for the Miami Herald. His column is distributed by Tribune Content Agency. His email address is... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Jeff Flake's 'conservative conscience'their dysfunction, need to own it -- and fix it. Otherwise, he's still standin
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
their dysfunction, need to own it -- and fix it. Otherwise, he's still standing alone while the wrong people applaud. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Leonard Pitts: Jeff Flake’s ‘Conservative Conscience’their dysfunction, need to own it — and fix it. Otherwise, he’s still standing
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
their dysfunction, need to own it — and fix it. Otherwise, he’s still standing alone while the wrong people applaud. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Trump to American heroes: You're fired!of what the White House was calling "American Heroes Week." Only Donald Trump w
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
of what the White House was calling "American Heroes Week." Only Donald Trump would honor heroes by firing them. Sad! Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Email him at... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
LETTERS, Aug. 2: Leave the biscuits -- take the red gravybe removed from what you call a first class newspaper. … She has definitely ste
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 days ago
be removed from what you call a first class newspaper. … She has definitely stepped over the line a lot further than even Leonard Pitts at his worst. Al Bartha, Southport Traffic tie-up EDITOR: Third Street at Greenfield Lake will remain closed... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: Troubling new front in right-wing war on journalismhoax suggests two things: This might indicate a troubling new front in the righ
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 17 days ago
hoax suggests two things: This might indicate a troubling new front in the right wing’s war on journalism; but also, that we must be doing something right. Leonard Pitts Jr., is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Send email to lpitts@miamiherald.c... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: GOP tackles problem that doesn’t existin Americabad the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of ou
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
bad the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our elections. It would not have to look far. LEONARD PITTS writes for the Miami Herald. His column is distributed by Tribune Content Agency.Taking you back to... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: GOP tackles problem that doesn't existto do. Too bad the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the inte
Baltimore Sun / Posted 20 days ago
to do. Too bad the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our elections. It would not have to look far. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiheral... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: GOP tackles voting problem that doesn’t existthe party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our el
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 21 days ago
the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our elections. It would not have to look far. Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Send email to... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
GOP tackles problem that doesn’t existthe party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our el
Detroit Free Press / Posted 23 days ago
the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our elections. It would not have to look far. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: The angry NRA defends the white to bear armsLeonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 23 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. It began in April. That’s when there appeared on YouTube an NRA recruitment video that raised eyebrows across the political spectrum. Speaking through a jaw... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
So long, Spicey. GOP will try to gut Obamacare, again. Weed is on our minds.and know U.S. history. Great idea. But shouldn’t we start by demanding those th
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 23 days ago
and know U.S. history. Great idea. But shouldn’t we start by demanding those things from native-born U.S. citizens? Leonard Pitts Jr.: The hypocrisy is staggering. Scientific consensus isn’t enough to convince the president and his party to... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: NRA ramps up scared and angry rhetoriccrave the approval of people like this? Their scared and angry rhetoric condemn
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 24 days ago
crave the approval of people like this? Their scared and angry rhetoric condemns them. Their cowardly silence does, too. Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Send email to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
GOP tackles problem that doesn’t existeffect on non-GOP voters – precisely what it is intended to do. Too bad the par
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 24 days ago
effect on non-GOP voters – precisely what it is intended to do. Too bad the party is not serious about ferreting out threats to the integrity of our elections. It would not have to look far. Leonard Pitts Jr.’s email is lpitts@miamihe... Read more
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The Columbian
Columnist pinpoints the problemLeonard Pitts July 17 opinion column, “What’s wrong with Trump? No, what’s wron
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
Leonard Pitts July 17 opinion column, “What’s wrong with Trump? No, what’s wrong with us?” is exactly the real message: Trump is not the problem; the problem is that a near majority of American voters chose him to be president. That was their choice... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: What is wrong with Trump?caring — what's wrong with him. Six months in, it's time we grappled a far more
Baltimore Sun / Posted 27 days ago
caring — what's wrong with him. Six months in, it's time we grappled a far more important question. What in the world is wrong with us? Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald; readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: The right wing's war on journalismmay be the opening of a troubling new front in the right wing's war on journali
Baltimore Sun / Posted 28 days ago
may be the opening of a troubling new front in the right wing's war on journalism. The second is that we must be doing something right. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: The NRA's cowardly fightcrave the approval of people like this? Their scared and angry rhetoric condemn
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
crave the approval of people like this? Their scared and angry rhetoric condemns them. Their cowardly silence does, too. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
NRA's cowardly fights for the white to bear armscrave the approval of people like this? Their scared and angry rhetoric condemn
Detroit Free Press / Posted 28 days ago
crave the approval of people like this? Their scared and angry rhetoric condemns them. Their cowardly silence does, too. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. E-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.com. Read or Share this story:... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Climate work ahead, and what it means to ‘loiter’ at the California State Fairlet the fact that they don’t know the first thing about immigration stop them f
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 28 days ago
let the fact that they don’t know the first thing about immigration stop them from feeling passionately about the topic. Leonard Pitts Jr.: A National Rifle Association recruitment video raised eyebrows across the political spectrum. Many... Read more
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The Morning Call
People no longer trust mainstream mediaI found Leonard Pitts' Room For Debate column to be pathetic and sad. His think
The Morning Call / Posted 29 days ago
I found Leonard Pitts' Room For Debate column to be pathetic and sad. His thinking that those who fear the media are going to war with it begs the question of why is the mainstream media going to war with we the people. He suggests that someone sent... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: What’s wrong with Trump? No, what’s wrong with us?Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 30 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. So here we are, six months later. How time has trudged. But the calendar does not lie. On Thursday, we will be half a year through the Trump Era. And, contrary... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Cap-trade vote, and an obscure rule that harms farmworkers’ familiesliberal – out of their favorite laptop seats and moved them to march, protest a
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 30 days ago
liberal – out of their favorite laptop seats and moved them to march, protest and, most important, run for public office. Leonard Pitts Jr.: President Trump has taught us to live in a state of perpetual chaos and continuous crisis. Six months... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Stop asking what's wrong with Trump -- what's wrong with us?wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled a far more important quest
Detroit Free Press / Posted 30 days ago
wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled a far more important question. What in the world is wrong with us? Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Pitts: What’s wrong with Trump is wrong questionwith him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled with a far more important questi
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted a month ago
with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled with a far more important question. What in the world is wrong with us? Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Send email to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
What is wrong with Donald Trump?wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled with a far more important
Chicago Tribune / Posted a month ago
wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled with a far more important question. What in the world is wrong with us? Tribune Content Agency Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald. lpitts@miamiherald.com What to r... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: What is wrong with Trump?wrong with him. Six months in, it's time we grappled a far more important quest
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted a month ago
wrong with him. Six months in, it's time we grappled a far more important question. What in the world is wrong with us? Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: The right wing is waging a war on journalismof a troubling new front in the right wing's war on journalism. The second is
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
of a troubling new front in the right wing's war on journalism. The second is that we must be doing something right. LEONARD PITTS writes for the Miami Herald. His column is distributed by Tribune Content Agency. His email address... Read more
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The Columbian
Make America great, respect allI appreciate the many opinions on the editorial page. We all love the United St
The Columbian / Posted 1 months ago
I appreciate the many opinions on the editorial page. We all love the United States, and I am sure so does columnist Leonard Pitts. I can’t imagine why the writer of the letter “Columnist has a jaded view” (July 7, Our Readers’ Views) would object... Read more

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