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'Chaos President' Trump keeps us guessing -- and praying

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Why, I am often asked, do media cover President Donald Trump so much? For one thing, the answer is in the question: He's the president. Presidents get covered a lot because what they say -- even coughs, sneezes and harrumphs -- matters. More important, this president offers us an abundance of stuff to talk about.

Much of that talk of late has ...Read more

Flynn proves Russian investigation not going away

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Leonard Pitts is away. Bill Press is filling in for him.

It didn't take long. Robert Mueller had only been on the job for five months when, on October 30, he handed down the first indictments in his investigation of the Trump campaign: against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates. Plus, news ...Read more

Trump needs to take Rosa Parks' name out of his lying mouth

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Here comes the most meaningless sentence you'll read today: Last week, Donald Trump paid tribute to Rosa Parks.

It's meaningless because Trump obviously has no real idea what Parks did or what it meant. If he did, he could never have cursed Colin Kaepernick.

Oh, sure, he can mouth the words, as he did in the slick video posted online Saturday....Read more

Trump's an empty vessel with nothing to say

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

"The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.' " -- Ronald Reagan, Jan. 28, 1986

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Journalism is under siege

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

Go ahead and laugh. It is funny, after all.

Indeed, it recalls one of those old Warner Brothers cartoons where Wile E. Coyote gets blown up by the very same Acme dynamite he bought to blast the Road Runner with. Only this time, it's James O'Keefe and his so-called Project Veritas who wind up mutilated and powder burned, holding up a little ...Read more

An accused child molester for U.S. Senate? Really?

From the Left / Leonard Pitts Jr. /

So maybe we should just cancel Thanksgiving this year?

It's probably an attractive idea to many of those now traveling over the river and through the woods for turkey, cranberry sauce and political arguments that promise more angst than a flat tire in a thunderstorm. It grows increasingly clear that the problem in America just ...Read more


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