Columnists

Moral discord, a movie and a rape case | Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist

I had decided not to see Nate Parker’s new movie. This was a tough choice. I had been looking forward with great eagerness to the October release of “Birth of a Nation,” Parker’s acclaimed account of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave uprising. But this was before I heard about the rape. Meaning the 1999 rape that...

Northwest Voices

2016 election: When has Trump ever shown empathy? | Letter to the editor

We agree with columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. that J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” is a “compelling and compassionate portrait of people politicians seldom address.” . We also agree that this otherwise superb book is flawed in its “near-silence on his kinsmen’s attitudes about race.” What we do not agree with is Pitts’ contention that Donald Trump...