Leonard Pitts Jr.

06/04/2015 - 6:35pm

    This story is not new.

    On March 6, Matthew Kenny, a police officer in Madison, Wis., shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old black man named Anthony Robinson Jr., who, he said, had attacked him. The shooting triggered days of peaceful protests....

06/04/2015 - 6:17pm

    For all the decades of its existence, American social conservatism has been rooted in a premise simple enough to be fully expressed in just three words:

    Us versus them.

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05/28/2015 - 4:29pm

    Maybe some people didn't understand the question.

    It was posed in this space a few weeks ago by Tracy, a self-described 55-year-old white woman from Texas who is sick and tired of the...

04/02/2015 - 2:50pm

    You are, perhaps, already familiar with the Republican List of Things You Cannot Say. If not, here's a quick refresher:

    1. "Vagina." That's a definite no-no. Three years ago,...

06/26/2014 - 4:39pm

    His family doesn't know if Zack actually heard any of it firsthand.

    Maybe he was at that City Council meeting (some people swear he was) or maybe not. Either way, they figure he probably knew about the things that were said, how his neighbors in the small town of...

05/29/2014 - 2:50pm

    I am running out of words.

    Some crackpot who couldn't get a date stabs and shoots his way across the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing six people and wounding 13 before apparently turning his gun on himself. This happened Friday night. And...

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