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Fascism Is On Our Doorstep

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Our story so far...

The Extreme Court just gutted reproductive rights, shredded a New York law that helped keep guns out of public spaces for more than a century, and crippled the Environmental Protection Agency in the face of a global climate crisis.

Georgia may soon send to the Senate former football star Herschel Walker, last seen claiming ...Read more

What is Wrong With American Men?

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

He couldn’t get a date.

Or he hated Black people.

Or he was bullied in school.

If any of that sounds familiar, it should. Every time there’s a mass shooting in this country -- which, as a functional matter, pretty much means every day -- those are the kinds of explanations routinely offered in the aftermath. A simple trip to the store, ...Read more

Just a Different Kind of Rape

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

So what does all this tell us about justice?

“All this” meaning the fact that Ghislaine Maxwell got 20 years on Tuesday and the next day, R. Kelly got 30. It was, make no mistake, an indisputably good thing to see those punishments handed down. And it’s hard to blame anyone who found in it a reason to rejoice.

It’s also difficult to ...Read more

Republicans, Don't You Want to Be Free?

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Dear Republicans:

That’s what a free woman looks like.

Meaning, of course, Cassidy Hutchinson, a young former aide in Donald Trump’s White House, who appeared before the House committee investigating the attempted coup of Jan. 6. Free of the need to defend the indefensible or rationalize the irrational — free, in other words, of Trump �...Read more

Progress Has Lurched Backward

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

This is not just another setback.

Anyone who’s lived long enough has seen the Supreme Court issue a ruling they didn’t like. This is not that. No, what made the ruling that felled Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, more than just another disappointment, what made it the judicial equivalent of a kick in the ...Read more



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