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Leonard Pitts Jr.: This has all the makings of a tragedy

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

This is not funny.

I don’t know who needs to hear that. I just know that I need to say it.

Not only is it not funny, it’s also not a “celebrity feud,” a “hot topic” or however else you care to characterize meaningless ephemera from the world of the rich and famous. No, what this is, folks, is a crime in progress.

I’m talking ...Read more

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Does Ukraine have courage enough to be a country worth fighting for?

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

This was going to be a song of praise. Instead, it will be a groan of frustration.

In other words, it was going to be a column heralding the titanic courage of Ukraine in the face of Russian attack, the acts of defiance that have endeared that nation to the world. Like the woman who gave a Russian soldier sunflower seeds so that Ukraine’s ...Read more

One of the Last Sane Places on Earth

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Oh, Canada. Really? Et tu?

It’s been a few years since my last visit: My wife and I spent a weekend in Vancouver, drawn by an article declaring it one of the most livable cities on Earth. The man at the rental car place gave us a map and showed us how to reach the sights. He took pains to point out what he said was a rough neighborhood we ...Read more

Does Being a Land of Plenty Make Us a Land of Good?

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Last week, it was peanuts. Unsalted, roasted in the shell, to be exact.

But lately, it’s always something, some commonplace commodity that suddenly cannot be found at the store. Strawberries. Peppers. Ground turkey. And Lord, don’t even get me started on Ore-Ida Golden fries.

I used to enjoy grocery shopping. Weird, but true. In fact, I ...Read more



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