Stories tagged: leonard pitts jr
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
You may, if you are old enough, recall a TV actor named Foster Brooks. He was a guest star on such classics of boomer kitsch as “The Monkees,” “The Munsters” …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
For the love of heaven, people, please stop saying “electability.”
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
President Trump’s follow-up to allegations of an altered weather chart was both predictable and pathetic.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
For all his earnestness, the former vice president, I think, misreads the needs of the nation at this juncture. Joe Biden seems to think that what America needs now is …
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
In everyday life, evil is seldom obvious or loud. It is the face of nothing to see here and going along to get along, the face of doing my job …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Visitors taking a tour of a Southern plantation felt ‘lectured and bashed’ when the tour included material on – of all things – slavery.
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
It is worth remembering that what drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope – idealistic, naive and impossibly young – that yet tugs at the …
Mon., July 29, 2019
“Hold tight to your anger, don’t fall to your fears.” – Bruce Springsteen, “Wrecking Ball”
Mon., July 22, 2019
Is the GOP a hate group? It’s sobering that the question can even be asked. But the inevitable answer is downright chilling.
Mon., July 15, 2019
A man named Josef Buzhminski told this story at the trial of Adolf Eichmann. It happened on July 27, 1942, at the fence of the Jewish ghetto in Przemysl, Poland. …
Mon., July 8, 2019
While perusing the list of books I’ve read, I made a discovery that startled me: there were almost no women on it.
Mon., June 17, 2019
It is well and good that LGBTQ people are “proud.” It will be better when they don’t have to be.
Mon., June 10, 2019
This miniseries needs to be seen and internalized. It’s not just a story of justice denied. It is also the story of a harsh truth most dark-skinned people are forced …
Mon., June 3, 2019
Facebook has a decision to make. Because in a war for truth, there are no conscientious objectors.
Fri., May 17, 2019
The Republican Party’s appeal stems largely from an implicit promise: Vote for us and we will repeal the 20th century.
Mon., May 13, 2019
There is a better way to honor these martyrs’ courage.
Mon., May 6, 2019
It’s called “Dying of Whiteness” and it is a deep dive into a provocative thesis: that white conservative voters, driven by fear of, and antipathy toward “others,” support policies against …
Mon., April 29, 2019
At least Judas got 30 pieces of silver. Franklin Graham got a tax cut and the promise of a border wall.
Mon., April 22, 2019
The Republican Party keeps poking at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and it keeps ending poorly for them.
Mon., April 15, 2019
In an era of progress under assault, African Americans have every reason to feel anxious, angry and betrayed. Nice to see we have a few reasons to feel hopeful, too.
Mon., April 8, 2019
“Before we are anything else,” says Beto O’Rourke, “we are Americans first.” That used to be a lot easier to believe.
Mon., April 1, 2019
If any of the dozen-plus other investigations still swirling about Donald Trump produces superfluous evidence of his malfeasance – thank God for a free and mostly fearless news media to …
Mon., March 18, 2019
While poor people choose between lights and food, while their services are cut and their industries disappear, rich people – some, at least – are writing large checks to lie …
Mon., March 11, 2019
In being banned from hosting upcoming primary debates by the Democratic National Committee, Fox is getting what Fox deserves.
Mon., March 4, 2019
If Donald Trump refuses to accept the verdict of the electorate in 2020, what will happen then?
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
The contretemps over Colin Kaepernick comes smack in the middle of what has already been one of the more bizarre Black History Months in recent memory.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
In this abridged excerpt from “The Last Thing You Surrender” by columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., Pvt. Luther Hayes, whose parents were murdered before his eyes by a white mob when …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
It’s a new literary genre – books by former staff members and aides who now want to dish about the awfulness of Donald Trump or his White House. Last month, …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
If you are good, yet silent, maybe you’re not really as good as you think.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
The attacks on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been frequent and furious, but also petty, silly and (in the mental-health sense) hysterical.