Ilhan Omar was right. In fact, it’s not even close. That will come as heresy and apostasy to those now feigning moral indignation over a tweet the […]
Author: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Americans have lost willingness, ability to share a common national identity
We don’t need more unity. Apologies to Sean Penn, who last week made an earnest case for that virtue in an appearance with — of all people […]
Call it a stealth coup
What if the coup already came and nobody noticed? It sounds nonsensical, yes. How does a coup go unnoticed? The conventional wisdom, as we learn more about […]
‘The Slap’ and expressions of manhood
Sorry, but there is no excuse. Not that that’s stopped some people from trying to find one. And yes, in case you hadn’t figured it out, we’re […]
Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences
I could get fired for what I’m about to say. Mind you, that’s not something I expect. I’m just saying it’s theoretically possible. Somebody could object and […]
Conservatives are about to lose the 21st century
They have never once been right. Did you ever notice that? Do you ever think about it? Never once. Oh, in matters of, say, foreign affairs or […]
This has all the makings of a tragedy
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, […]
Does Ukraine have the courage to be a country worth fighting for?
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 […]
Does being a land of plenty make us a land of good?
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 […]
Is America a racist country? We shouldn’t have to ask
Is America a racist country? As some of you will recall, Sen. Tim Scott answered that question in a speech last year with an emphatic no. He […]