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  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: On facts, lies and Sarah Palin

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: On facts, lies and Sarah Palin
    "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,'...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Oh, I believe in yesterday

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Oh, I believe in yesterday
    MAYBERRY, N.C. -- Former sheriff Andy Taylor died here last week. Mayberry is in mourning. Sheriff Taylor was one of the last links to another, simpler time. Before there was a traffic light or drive-through banking here, before we got our first...
  • We humans headed toward obsolescence

    We humans headed toward obsolescence
    This was going to be a rant. Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences,...
  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • One man's quest to elevate American political discourse

    One man's quest to elevate American political discourse
    It was in 2008, the debate between vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Mr. Biden had just scored his opponent for failing to directly answer a question from moderator Gwen Ifill. But Ms. Palin was hardly apologetic. "I may not answer...
  • Chavis Carter case raises troubling doubts

    Chavis Carter case raises troubling doubts
    What happened to Chavis Carter? It is a pregnant question, potentially even an explosive one. Carter died of a gunshot wound to the temple on the last Saturday in July, but the question about his death has only grown louder and more urgent since then. It...
  • Monday Meltdown: 'God of War,' 'Sniper Elite V2' and a high school for gamers

    Monday Meltdown: 'God of War,' 'Sniper Elite V2' and a high school for gamers
    News Roundup •••• Some extremely juicy details about the exciting “God of War: Ascension” have surfaced, with some nuts and bolts of how the new multiplayer mode will function. Add this to your list of “reasons I own...
  • Snow White is sooo yesterday

    Snow White is sooo yesterday
    "Someday, my prince will come." -- Snow White, 1937 In a hotel in Canada hangs this picture, someone's mischievous take on Snow White a few years after happily ever after. She is posed in an anonymous suburban den. Behind her, Prince Charming slouches in...
  • Justice comes slowly: Remembering the L.A. riots in the time of Trayvon Martin

    Justice comes slowly: Remembering the L.A. riots in the time of Trayvon Martin
    Twenty years ago today, my hometown burned. I had moved to Miami the year before and there is, let me tell you, something surreal about watching on television from a continent away as places you've been and streets you know are smashed and burned. The...
  • Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?

    Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?
    I don't care about George Zimmerman's MySpace page. Granted, it was gratifying to read recently in The Miami Herald about his crude animus toward Mexicans ("soft a-- wannabe thugs") and his reference to a former girlfriend as an "ex-hoe." Given the way...
  • U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions

    U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions
    If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first. Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...