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Chicago Tribune
In an extreme world, Democrats need to move leftand compassion? Of just treating people right? If these days you must be an ex
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 hours ago
and compassion? Of just treating people right? If these days you must be an extremist, well ... there are worse things to be an extremist for. Tribune Content Agency Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald. lpitts@miam... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: The center is all but gone; Democrats need to move leftLeonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 17 hours ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. I’ve been struggling with this question for a month. It’s been that long since a Democratic state legislator rose during the Q&A after a speech and asked me a... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Becerra vs. Trump + Supreme Court vs. labor + Feinstein vs. millennialsnettlesome. They concern young drivers, Confederate names, smoking – and his ve
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 hours ago
nettlesome. They concern young drivers, Confederate names, smoking – and his veto comments are the key to the issue. Leonard Pitts Jr.: The center is all but gone, so Democrats have little choice but to exploit the anger, energy and... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
What should the Democratic Party do next?just treating people right? If these days you must be an extremist, well … the
Detroit Free Press / Posted 21 hours ago
just treating people right? If these days you must be an extremist, well … there are worse things to be an extremist for. 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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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: The GOP is finally, sorta, willing to admit the obviousis just so much useless, self-serving noise. Donald Trump is a lousy excuse for
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
is just so much useless, self-serving noise. Donald Trump is a lousy excuse for a president? Gee, tell me something I don't know. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamih... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: GOP sorta willing to admit the obvioussort of patriotism, the GOP's tardy willingness to "kinda, sorta" admit the obv
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
sort of patriotism, the GOP's tardy willingness to "kinda, sorta" admit the obvious is just so much useless, self-serving noise. LEONARD PITTS writes for the Miami Herald. His column is distributed by Tribune Content Agency.Taking you back to Opin... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: When ignorance is impervious to factthat the disconnect media face does not stem from failure to report the facts.
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
that the disconnect media face does not stem from failure to report the facts. Rather, it stems from some people's failure to want them. 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 Wilmington Star-News
LETTERS, Oct. 11: Aquarium idea a strange priorityWe fail to act EDITOR: Leonard Pitts got it right in his column ‘Freedom ... t
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
We fail to act EDITOR: Leonard Pitts got it right in his column ‘Freedom ... to be mowed down by gunfire’ (Oct. 5, Opinion). What good are “thoughts and prayers” without action? To quote the Bible’s Epistle of James: “What good is it my brothers and... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Leonard Pitts Jr.: When ignorance is impervious to factBY LEONARD PITTS JR. You could call it a moment of truth, except that what act
OregonLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
BY LEONARD PITTS JR. You could call it a moment of truth, except that what actually came out of that moment was a realization of how little truth now matters. This is back in 2010, after I recounted in this space an astonishing feat of World War I... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: Fake news battle unwinnable when ears firmly closedLeonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. You could call it a moment of truth, except that what actually came out of that moment was a realization of how little truth now matters. This is back in 2010,... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
When ignorance is impervious to factmedia face does not stem from failure to report the facts. Rather, it stems fr
Detroit Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
media face does not stem from failure to report the facts. Rather, it stems from some people’s failure to want them. 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
Time to care about fellow citizensBoth Leonard Pitts’ column “Black jocks being ‘uppity’?” (Oct. 1), and The Colu
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
Both Leonard Pitts’ column “Black jocks being ‘uppity’?” (Oct. 1), and The Columbian’s editorial “Confront Carnage” (Oct. 3), are spot on. For defenders of the status quo, it is never an appropriate time for people to protest and there is never an... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: When ignorance is impervious to factmedia face does not stem from failure to report the facts. Rather, it stems fr
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
media face does not stem from failure to report the facts. Rather, it stems from some people's failure to want them. 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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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: ‘Thoughts, prayers’ for Vegas victims not enoughall means, send the victims of this latest mass murder your thoughts and prayer
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
all means, send the victims of this latest mass murder your thoughts and prayers. But your deeds and actions might help, too. LEONARD PITTS writes for the Miami Herald. His column is distributed by Tribune Content Agency.Taking you back to Op... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: What did Jemele Hill get wrong?of the matter is, Jemele Hill got nothing wrong. No, she's in trouble because s
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
of the matter is, Jemele Hill got nothing wrong. No, she's in trouble because she did the opposite. She told entirely too much truth. 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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Detroit Free Press
‘Thoughts and prayers’ for Las Vegas shooting victims not enoughmeans, send the victims of this latest mass murder your thoughts and prayers.
Detroit Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
means, send the victims of this latest mass murder your thoughts and prayers. But your deeds and actions might help, 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
Thoughts and prayers for victims of Las Vegas shooting are not enoughBut this one apparently does not. So yes, by all means, send the victims of thi
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
But this one apparently does not. So yes, by all means, send the victims of this latest mass murder your thoughts and prayers. But your deeds and actions might help, too. Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald: lpitts@miamiherald.c... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: Black jocks being ‘uppity’?Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 15 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. Dear black people: I guess we’ve messed up again. Seems like we’re never going to learn how to properly protest, no matter how hard conservatives try to teach... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Letters to the editor, October 1Kaepernick. Not only do the athletes have the right to protest -- they are rig
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
Kaepernick. Not only do the athletes have the right to protest -- they are right to do so. DentonRace-baiting comments Leonard Pitts' editorial on Friday, Sept. 29, is typical of his white-bashing and race-baiting comments. Has he ever posted a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Men, let's not pat ourselves on the back for how far we've come on respecting womenor consent. So yes, to see this movie is to marvel at what idiots we were then
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
or consent. So yes, to see this movie is to marvel at what idiots we were then. But it's also fair to wonder what idiots we will seem 40 years from now. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. His email is lpitts@miam... Read more
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Island Packet
‘Punch you in the face’: Florida lawmaker's tweet on kneeling NFL players draws fireand the country I don’t think you’ll be able to make a convincing argument of h
Island Packet / Posted 16 days ago
and the country I don’t think you’ll be able to make a convincing argument of how that action is not an insult.” More: Leonard Pitts’ viewpoint on NFL protests Instead of kneeling before the flag, Gonzalez suggests “the time to argue and bring... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: So black athletes have forgotten their place?rich black men are, well ... uppity for acting as if they have a right and reas
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
rich black men are, well ... uppity for acting as if they have a right and reason to protest. They've forgotten their place. 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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OregonLive.com
Leonard Pitts Jr.: So black athletes have forgotten their place?BY LEONARD PITTS JR. Dear black people: I guess we've messed up again. Seems
OregonLive.com / Posted 18 days ago
BY LEONARD PITTS JR. Dear black people: I guess we've messed up again. Seems like we're never going to learn how to properly protest, no matter how hard conservatives try to teach us. When there was violence in the streets over unpunished police... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: Black people just can't seem to learn how to protest rightMr. Gingrich thinks these rich black men are, well ... uppity for acting as if
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 days ago
Mr. Gingrich thinks these rich black men are, well ... uppity for acting as if they have a right and reason to protest. They've forgotten their place. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald his email is lpitts@... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Early primary for California? + Trump and the NFL + Becerra gets rebukedon the controversy bandwagon and sharing unsolicited comments with his 39.3 mil
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 19 days ago
on the controversy bandwagon and sharing unsolicited comments with his 39.3 million followers, including reporters? Leonard Pitts, Jr., Miami Herald: So black athletes have forgotten their place? Seems like we’re never going to learn how to... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: Jackson Bezzant, and everyone else, don’t let bullies define youLeonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 21 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. Dear Jackson Bezzant: Hi, my name is Leonard. I read your dad’s Facebook post about you and wanted to share some thoughts. When I was your age, I was a shy,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Jimmy Kimmel and other heroes in the health care fight + The story of Jackson Bezzantin a trailer park outside Auburn, seeks an Assembly seat. In the era of Trump,
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
in a trailer park outside Auburn, seeks an Assembly seat. In the era of Trump, an army of Obama’s aides now seeks to rise. Leonard Pitts Jr.: “Hey, little buddy, don’t let bullies define you.” “When people who only know your face try to tell you... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Encouragement for Jackson Bezzant: Don't let bullies define youmeans. Make sure you define that for yourself. Like I said, Jackson, everybody
Baltimore Sun / Posted 22 days ago
means. Make sure you define that for yourself. Like I said, Jackson, everybody has something. The trick is to make sure your "something" doesn't also have you. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. His email is lpitts@miamiherald... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Sean Spicer at the Emmys no laughing matterangry, frightened, and deeply misinformed people. And yes, funny does, cover a
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 24 days ago
angry, frightened, and deeply misinformed people. And yes, funny does, cover a multitude of sins. That's not one of them. 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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Baltimore Sun
Here's why Sean Spicer's Emmy gag wasn't funnyin a nation filled with millions of angry, frightened, and deeply misinformed p
Baltimore Sun / Posted 25 days ago
in a nation filled with millions of angry, frightened, and deeply misinformed people. And yes, funny does cover a multitude of sins. That's not one of them. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. His e-mail is lpitts@miamihera... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Leonard Pitts Jr.: What did Jemele Hill get wrong?BY LEONARD PITTS JR. Let's consider the evidence. He was sued for systematica
OregonLive.com / Posted 26 days ago
BY LEONARD PITTS JR. Let's consider the evidence. He was sued for systematically refusing to rent to African Americans and settled out of court. He demanded the death penalty for five black and Hispanic kids charged in the notorious Central Park... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento’s housing crisis + Bay Area invaders + Transgender debate in Rocklin + Congressional tax cutless-theatrical group of thinkers and leaders was meeting to discuss strategies
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 26 days ago
less-theatrical group of thinkers and leaders was meeting to discuss strategies for a rising new political center. Leonard Pitts Jr.: In a way, it makes sense that Sean Spicer sought redemption in a room full of actors. An actor, after all,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wednesday Letters: Give Scott credit for his performance during Hurricane IrmaLittlepage climb down from that pedestal and, instead of judging and pointing b
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 27 days ago
Littlepage climb down from that pedestal and, instead of judging and pointing blame, spend his time volunteering. Kudos to Leonard Pitts Jr. for his recent insightful comment on those who link religion to natural disasters like hurricanes. As a... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Letters: Thanks to eatery for act of kindnessof reasonX Thanks for your Balanced View column “Howling of nickel prophets he
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 27 days ago
of reasonX Thanks for your Balanced View column “Howling of nickel prophets heard above the storm’s din” (Sept. 17) from Leonard Pitts. Love his description of the “nickel prophet,” regarding those who seem to have a www.com right to The... Read more
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The Columbian
Pitts: Amid disasters, false prophets do not speak for GodLeonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@hera
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Reach him at lpitts@herald.com. “Be still and know that I am God.” — Psalms 46:10 It’s an admonition some of us struggle to obey. Indeed, some of God’s self-appointed spokespersons seem to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Legislature leaves + Sacramento tries to be hip + Amazon sweepstakes + Hurricane aftermathHe may get more accomplished for the Democratic Party than Clinton could have w
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 28 days ago
He may get more accomplished for the Democratic Party than Clinton could have with a Republican-dominated Congress. Leonard Pitts Jr.: ESPN commentator Jemele Hill issued tweets calling the so-called president, among other things, “a white... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Leonard Pitts: What did Jemele Hill get wrong about Trump?is, Jemele Hill got nothing wrong. No, she's in trouble because she did the opp
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
is, Jemele Hill got nothing wrong. No, she's in trouble because she did the opposite. She told entirely too much truth. 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: Nickel prophets are a dime a dozenand call it God's will. What's hard is to feel the storm rise and yet, obey th
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
and call it God's will. What's hard is to feel the storm rise and yet, obey that hard admonition. Be still, and know. 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
False prophets and false reasons for hurricanesand call it God’s will. What’s hard is to feel the storm rise and yet, obey th
Detroit Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
and call it God’s will. What’s hard is to feel the storm rise and yet, obey that hard admonition. Be still, and know. 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: Nickel prophets truly a dimea dozen in U.S. | Collegesand call it God's will. What's hard is to feel the storm rise and yet, obey th
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
and call it God's will. What's hard is to feel the storm rise and yet, obey that hard admonition. Be still, and know. 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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Baltimore Sun
Pitts: Nothing to see here, say climate deniersclimate deniers. Everything is just fine. Is that dangerous, delusional, and i
Baltimore Sun / Posted 1 months ago
climate deniers. Everything is just fine. Is that dangerous, delusional, and irresponsible? You bet your life. No, actually, they do. 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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