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Leonard Pitts Jr.
One of the most emotionally engaging columnists writing today, this Washington, D.C.-based columnist for The Miami Herald speaks to America with an uncommonly rich and resonant voice. He offers candid opinions on culture, race, families, relationships and the politics of the human condition. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him Columnist of the Year in 2002; and he has also received awards for his outstanding commentary from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and Editor & Publisher.
Leonard Pitts Jr. Samples
Mark Carson was shot in the face because he's gay. His alleged killer, 33-year-old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York's Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs.
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man.
Well, this is a fine mess. After years of moaning about various "conspiracies" against them, conservative activists finally have a real piece of evidence to take before the court of public opinion.
It should've been the shot heard around the world. An ominous sort of history was made last week near Austin, Texas, but it seems to have largely escaped notice.
Brenda Heist wanted to run away from life. The first time I was down there, I saw a highway sign that, for me, perfectly captured the meaning of that place. No South, you understand.
If the state of Texas executes Duane Buck, it'll be because he is black.
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