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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...
  • For Republicans, moderation is the only vice

    For Republicans, moderation is the only vice
    Meet Nathan Fletcher, candidate for mayor of San Diego. He will lose, at least if the polls are right. But he has raised a minor stir through a video posted online a few days back. In it, he explains his decision to leave the Republican Party and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Titanic reminder of how small we are

    A Titanic reminder of how small we are
    There is a single shot, just seconds long, in James Cameron's newly re-released movie, "Titanic," that says it all with poignant eloquence. Up to this point in the narrative, the director has emphasized the great ship's size and grandeur. She sweeps over...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In North Carolina gay marriage vote, a step backward from progress

    In North Carolina gay marriage vote, a step backward from progress
    So apparently, Barack Obamais finally done evolving. That, you will recall, was the president's word for the process of reconsidering his opposition to same-sex marriage. Last week, after being publicly and inadvertently (?) prodded by his vice...