Our local paper today feature a column by Leonard Pitts that brought tears to my eyes. I love his writing in general- the combination of intelligence, a reasonable tone, and often warmth and/or humor makes any one of his columns worth reading. The man writes from a standpoint of deep humanity. But even in a string of consistently good offerings, some stand out from the pack.
For those of you who are parents... today's article "Talking 'Bout My Girl" will probably affect you just as it did me.
Other terrific articles from the past include one on Christianity and gay marriage, which is a hot topic in California right now with the State Supreme Court having narrowly overturned a ballot measure voters approved to ban gay marriage (as the Court should have. If the larger public had decided prior Civil Rights at the ballot box in the 1960s, we would likely still be living under Jim Crow laws).
Finally, there is this April 2nd column on race from black and white perspectives.
I cannot recommend his writings highly enough.