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  • The so-called 'war on whites' is a fight the GOP can't win [Commentary]

    08/10/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8-10-2014 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine? On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments pondering the strange case of Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who said last week that the Democratic Party is waging a "War on Whites." Yeah, he actually said that. You can look it up if you want. Mr. Brooks was responding to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, who had asked him to comment on a remark from National Journal columnist Ron Fournier to the effect that the GOP cannot continue to be competitive in national elections if it...
  • Murder and Double Standards

    08/01/2013 7:00:50 AM PDT · by GailA · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/31/13 | Matthew Vadum
    Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23 Crime took place Jan. 6, 2007. There was very little lsmsm news on this horrific crime, I will not post the details, you will have to go read about the torture deaths of these two fine looking young people.
  • 'The truth sets this graduate free' By LEONARD PITTS Jr. (barf alert over Beck U.)

    07/13/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2010, 8:23PM | LEONARD PITTS Jr.
    ...the near future: Augustus Merryweather IV glanced up at the tapping on his office door. Harvey Carbunkle stood there... "You're firing me?" "I have no choice. Your work, ...it hasn't been up to the standard we expect for an editor at Merryweather Publishing. Frankly, I'm surprised. When I saw that you were a graduate of BU, I couldn't wait to hire you..." A proud smile. "Yes, sir. That's Beck University." Augustus was confused. "I've never heard of..." ..."You know, Glenn Beck? ...He founded an online university back in 2010 so people could learn the real truth they don't get in...
  • The no-fly list — legal limbo for victims of the war on terror

    07/07/2010 1:11:59 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 4, 2010 | Leonard Pitts
    One is a disabled former Marine, born in Miami and living in Egypt. Another is a 28-year-old student from Corona, Calif., a German citizen and permanent resident of the United States. Another is a refugee from Guinea who works as a caregiver for a family in New York. Another is an Air Force veteran and retired fireman, originally from Las Cruces, N.M. There are 10 of them in all, 10 individuals from 10 walks of life who it turns out do have something in common not only with one another, but also with several toddlers, nuns and the late Sen....
  • Sometimes, our history can hurt

    05/19/2010 2:55:31 AM PDT · by glide625 · 20 replies · 494+ views
    MIAMI HERALD ^ | May 17, 2010 | LEONARD PITTS
    History is not a Hallmark card. Sometimes, history breaks your heart. I know this because I have often recounted history in this space, tales of black men and women bought and sold, cheated and mistreated, maimed and lynched. And whenever I do this, I can be assured of e-mails and calls of chastisement. I still remember one of the first, an earnest lady who pleaded with me to leave this history behind. Telling such tales, she said, could not help but make black people resent white ones..............I find the same value in recounting those stories that my former boss Bert...
  • Commentary: Limbaugh reaps what he has sown (Claims Rush told caller to "take bone out of nose")

    10/23/2009 4:04:03 PM PDT · by amoktime · 39 replies · 1,874+ views
    Miami Herald via Mclatchy ^ | 10-23-09 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    You're a college dropout and OxyContin junkie who somehow managed to climb to the top of the media pile. You've made yourself one of the most popular and influential voices in the national dialogue and that, in turn, has made you rich beyond dreams of avarice. How satisfying must that be.Just because you said the NFL "all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips"? Just because you once told a black caller to "take that bone out of your nose and call me back"? For those trifles the sensitive pansies of the NFL don't want...
  • GOP blind to its race problem

    06/23/2009 7:33:32 AM PDT · by rwrcpa1 · 38 replies · 1,381+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 06/21/09 | Leonard Pitts
    The modern GOP was created in 1965 with a stroke of Lyndon Johnson's pen. If that is an exaggeration, it is not much of one. When Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, he made a prediction: In committing the unpardonable sin of guaranteeing the ballot to all citizens regardless of race, he said, he would cause his party to lose the South ``for a generation.'' And indeed Southern Democrats, who for a century had bombed schools, lynched innocents, perverted justice and terrorized millions in the name of intolerance, responded by leaving their ancestral party in droves. They formed the base...
  • Pitts' recent column unfair to black fathers

    03/13/2008 11:18:29 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 16 replies · 1,096+ views
    The Southern Illinoisan ^ | 3-6-08 | Glenn Sacks
    "There are cretins, there are cowards, there are rats that walk like men. And then there is Larry Patterson Jr...an officer tried to pull Patterson over last week...Patterson sped away...[and] crashed into another car. He did not hang around to exchange insurance information. Instead, he bailed. "But he left something behind."Namely, his passenger. More to the point, his daughter. She was found wedged between the rear windshield and the deck behind the back seats. She is 5 months old...despite not being secured in a car seat, [she] came through the accident without injury."Her name is Larissa, perhaps in honor of...
  • Nonsense from the Idiot Department

    07/23/2005 3:40:37 PM PDT · by bayourod · 109 replies · 2,285+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 7/23/2005 | LEONARD PITTS
    It is probably not a good idea in terms of job security to publicly call your boss a horse's ass. So have some sympathy for Will Adams, spokesman for Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo. He was asked by reporters to explain the asinine thing the congressman said last week. Adams told them Tancredo is just a "free thinker." By which standard Michael Jackson is just a tad eccentric. Or haven't you heard? Tancredo thinks maybe the United States should bomb Mecca. You know Mecca. City in Saudi Arabia. Birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Holiest shrine of Islam, a religion practiced by...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch changes syndicated columnists line-up.

    01/31/2005 10:19:56 AM PST · by rwa265 · 8 replies · 845+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 1/30/05 | Eric Mink
    There are substantial revisions to our lineup and schedule of syndicated national columnists: Six columnists from our current lineup - Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, Maureen Dowd, Leonard Pitts, David Broder and Ellen Goodman - are continuing, but their work will appear on different days of the week. We're adding five new columnists to the page - three conservative, two liberal - with an eye toward freshening up the mix and upgrading the quality of the writing and advocacy. Conservative Michael Barone, a senior writer for U.S. News & World Report and principal co-writer of the "Almanac of American Politics," has...
  • Leonard Pitts: Memo to John Kerry: The election is over, you lost, now move on

    01/22/2005 2:33:47 PM PST · by KidGlock · 25 replies · 1,447+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune | 1/22/05
    Leonard Pitts: Memo to John Kerry: The election is over, you lost, now move on Leonard Pitts Jr. I don't want to hear anything else about Ohio. My apologies to the Buckeye State, but I've had it up to here with overheated Internet postings purporting to prove that massive fraud swung the vote in the state that decided the election of 2004. If you haven't seen them, well . . . I'm sorry your hard drive crashed and I hope it's fixed real soon. The rest of us have been unable to escape the nonstop conspiracy theorizing that began about...
  • Parenthood as a senior not on agenda

    11/17/2004 4:26:11 PM PST · by Huntress · 13 replies · 489+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/15/2004 | Leonard Pitts
    Let me share with you the daydream that gets me through to Friday. I retire. I move to a house on a wooded acre from which I cannot see my nearest neighbor. My new house has a media room with a state-of-the-art sound system and plush recliners. When I am not there, I am lounging on the screened-in porch out back, watching the river travel past. Swell as all that is, here is what makes the daydream lovely: There are no children in the house. They have all grown up and moved away. Oh, I love them to death; don't...
  • Teen's rape case shows racism still stains South [Miami Herald Leonard Pitts Alert]

    03/08/2004 5:39:52 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 80 replies · 468+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 08 March 2004 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    A few words about race, justice and Marcus Dixon. Hundreds of people rallied last week in Atlanta, hoping to persuade the Georgia Supreme Court, which is considering an appeal filed on his behalf, to set Dixon free. Meanwhile, he sits in a cell in a Georgia penitentiary, serving a 15-year sentence for statutory rape and aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say the crime stems from the fact that last year when he was 18, Dixon had sex with a girl who was three months shy of 16. But critics say the true ''crime,'' in the eyes of a Deep South justice...
  • Racism Made Blair Do It [Leonard Pitts sees the light; sort of]

    05/27/2003 7:45:46 AM PDT · by twas · 8 replies · 131+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 5/24/03 | Leonard Pitts
    I know you're sick of him, but can you stand one more analysis of Jayson Blair? For those of you who have spent the last three weeks in a sensory deprivation tank: Blair is black, 27 years old, and was a reporter for the New York Times until it was discovered that he had lied and plagiarized his way through dozens of articles. Now he is the most reviled man in American journalism. Some critics have claimed that this is what you get from "diversity," that newspapers have been forced to lower their standards in order to hire unqualified blacks...
  • BLAME BUSH ALERT!!! Leftist editorialist tries to connect GWB to the Chicago nightclub tragedy.

    02/23/2003 8:25:36 AM PST · by Missouri · 72 replies · 312+ views
    Jittery nation spurred Chicago tragedy as much as pepper spray Leonard Pitts Copyright the Miami Herald 02/22/2003 10:48 AM